Sasha Bennington is a determined, ambitious model who wants to get to the top of the beauty pageant ladder. She’s also eleven years old. Her ambitious mum Jayne, a former glamour model and dad Martin, have instilled in her that looks and money are the most important things in life and Jayne is actively helping her daughter on the road to stardom. After a model casting and TV appearance, Jayne has bigger and better ideas for Sasha and her 8 year old brother Max. They’re off to Dallas, Texas to become the first ever British kids to take part in a kid’s beauty pageant. With nails done, hair bleached and high heel shoes packed, the family head across the pond to try their luck at success in the home of the pageant queen.
This observational documentary follows the family on the road to America and to possible pageant victory; and raises many important and contemporary questions of childhood and parenting in the 21st century.
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