Former â€śToddlers & Tiarasâ€ťÂ Isabella Barrett is already richer than most Americans will ever hope to be and she is still in first grade.
The six-year-old has made more than $1 million in the past year with Glitzy Girl, a line of kidsâ€™ jewelry and makeup she created with her mom, Susanna Barrett.
And posing up for this photo for In Touch magazine she reveals that being a mini-mogul is a blast.
â€śItâ€™s a lot of fun,â€ť the little entrepreneur tells the new issue ofÂ In Touch. â€śIâ€™m the boss!â€ť
When the outgoing Rhode Island native isnâ€™t in school or rocking out toÂ Justin Bieber tunes, she can be foundÂ at the jewelry factory or testing new products at home.
â€śShe picks out the designs for our charm bracelets, and sheâ€™s tried on every color in our lip-gloss line,â€ť says Susanna, who oversees the company full-time. â€śShe is the guide for whatâ€™s cool!â€ť
And her mom insists thatÂ Isabella is the brainchild behind the brand.
â€śWhen Bella would win a pageant, we would print the title sheâ€™d won on a charm and put it on a bracelet, so she could brag about her accomplishments,â€ť Susanna proudly tellsÂ In Touch,Â adding thatÂ Glitzy Girl grew slowly, largely through word of mouth. â€śWhenÂ Toddlers & TiarasÂ filmed at our jewelry factory,â€ť she says, â€śI got a lot of response from fans â€” it took off from there!â€ť
The mother of “Toddlers & Tiaras”Â starÂ Maddy Verst, who dressed her up as Dolly Parton, complete with a padded bra and sculpting underwear, faces losing custody of her daughter.
The father of the child, Bill Verst, claims that his young daughter is beingÂ sexually exploited by her mother for allowing her to dress so provocatively and heÂ has asked a Kentucky court to grant him sole custody of his daughter, who is now 6.
During a court proceeding Saturday, a judge threw reporters out of the courtroom, closed the hearing and placed a gag order on motherÂ Lindsay Jackson. The judge also imposed a ban on any pageant activity forÂ MaddyÂ or her mother for the duration of the trial.
A court-appointed psychologist has sided with Maddy’s father, condemning the Parton costume and recommending that a judge make Verst the girl’s sole custodial parent.
Jackson dressed her daughter herself in the Dolly Parton costume, telling the TLC show’s cameras, “When she wears the fake boobs and the fake butt, it’s just like an added extra bonus and it’s really funny when she comes out on stage and everybody thinks it’s hysterical.”
Is this another case of a mother going too far in her pursuit to elevate her daughter to fame?