At this point, you’re probably asking yourselves “Oh my god, why is Metal Insider covering that horrifying Toddlers & Tiaras show?! Are they that obsessed with young girls getting forced to do things in front of cameras?!” Well, we assure you that we are not, and that it’s as painful for us to watch 30 seconds of the TLC beauty pageant show as it is for you. However, one of the mothers in an episode that aired last year may look familiar to Christian metal and hardcore fans.
One of the mothers featured in the episode seen above is none other than Ally French. Fans may remember her as one time frontwoman for Bloodlined Calligraphy (who have been inactive as of late following the death of bassist Eric Cargile). French left the group in 2006 under less than pleasant circumstances.
Fast forward to 2011, and French can be seen in an episode of Toddlers & Tiaras pushing coaching her two year old daughter Samara in a beauty pageant. Needless to say, watching this might be more brutal than an actual mosh pit. But if you really want to, you can watch the entire episode featuring French above. You can also watch Bloodlined Calligraphy’s video for “Last Goodbye” after the jump in case you’d also like to remember a time when French wasn’t a beauty pageant mom.