Little Miss Pageants are a perfect storm of hope, anxiety, dreams and despair, as young families spend $1,000 on dresses and dentures for children barely out of nappies. For pageant supporters, there is no better training ground for life, as the girls are schooled in poise and competition, gaining skills they will use for life. For detractors, however, the pageants are exploitative and inappropriate, pushing children to grow up far too soon. For or against, you can’t take your eyes off this strange American phenomenon. Little Miss Perfect sidesteps the politics, telling the personal stories of 10 families who will stop at nothing to win a crown – and some cash. The series is framed by the pageant training school run by Michael Galanes in Hollywood, Florida. Here, Team Queen train hundreds of young girls from around the country in the pageant walk and turn, costuming, and interview skills. Each episode of Little Miss Perfect will follow two mother-daughter pairs through a regional competition, witnessing the extreme measures some mothers will take to make their daughters into stars.