Eight-year-old Britney Campbell, like most other girls her age, loves dancing to pop music, putting on dresses, and trying on make-up. But her beauty regime goes way beyond putting on her mother's lipstick. She also gets Botox and body waxes as preparation for participating in beauty pageants.
Once every three months, Britney receives Botox and cosmetic filler injections performed by her mother, Kerry, who buys the injectable substances online. Her mom, a beautician, says the injections – placed into her daughter's forehead and lips and around her eyes – are safe because “I test the Botox and fillers I buy online on myself first.”
The single mom, obsessed with her daughter's participation in beauty pageants, also has her body waxed in a bid to stop her from growing body hair as she enters puberty. Responding to suggestions that the treatments are inappropriate or even dangerous, Kerry says they will guarantee that Britney becomes famous as a teen. “What I am doing for Britney now will help her become a star,” she says. Responding to criticism that her daughter's too young to have a beauty regime, Kerry says “I know one day she will be a model, actress or singer, and having these treatments now will ensure she stays looking younger and baby-faced for longer.”
Although doctors and plastic surgeons recommend such procedures only for adults, Kerry says she's proud that her daughter is one of the youngest people in the world to get Botox injections for beauty. In both the US and the UK, there are no laws against children undergoing these types of procedures.
Worryingly, Britney has become to see such routines as normal. She reportedly demands regular Botox injections, complaining of facial wrinkles. She even checks every night for wrinkles. Britney's also been thinking about other procedures to undergo: "I also want a boob and nose job soon, so that I can be a star.”
"She is a lucky little girl and is going to be famous because of the benefits I am giving her so early,” Kerry says. "More mothers should do it for their daughters,” says Britney's mom. Britney herself says “ Although the pain makes me cry, I feel like a cool grown-up when it's all over.”
What ever happened to letting kids be kids? Should an eight-year-old have a beauty regime? And what do you think of her already-formed desire to undergo plastic surgery?
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