'Toddlers & Tiaras' shocker: 4-year-old smokes on cigarette on stage

Published On: Sep 04 2012 02:26:28 PM EDT
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More controversy is brewing around the cable television show "Toddlers & Tiaras".

On Monday's episode a 4-year-old contestant named Destiny shocked viewers as she swaggered onto the stage with a wild nest of teased hair, a puffy black leather jacket and a cigarette between her lips.

"Don’t forget to smoke," Lisa reminded her daughter before her performance.

Lisa says the cigarette was fake and an important part of her daughter’s costume. Destiny was dressed to look like Olivia Newton John’s tough-girl character Sandy in the musical movie Grease.

"Toddlers & Tiaras" is in its fourth season on TLC. The reality show offers a look inside the world of child beauty pageants.

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