What does it take to excel in the world of child beauty pageants? For Mary Brunner, age 8, a lot of hard work and parental support. Every day after school she trains in gymnastics, ballet, and dance. To date, she has won over 57 pageant crowns. “Mary has developed so many life-long skills because of pageants” says her mother, Dana. “She has so much confidence.”
From ‘Mary’s Pageant,’ by Lisa Wiltse.