A woman who helped create and manage Toddlers & Tiaras star Eden Wood and other child stars says she is quitting the child pageant industry.
The reason? “Stage monsters ruining the childhood of the young clients.”
Heather Ryan, a talent manager from Des Moines, Iowa, who previously worked for Eden, now 8, and her mother Mickie, said she is out. For good.
”I’m done, done, stick a fork in me, done,” she told Radar.
Ryan recently accepted a new role working in marketing and communications for a non-profit organization, The Great March for Climate Action.
“I can’t wait to work with something more predictable and stable than Pageant Moms, Climate Change!” she joked, when asked about the switch.
“I simply can not continue to assist pageant moms in their transformation to stage mom-sters, ruining the childhoods of the young clients for whom I work.”
“I also sleep better at night knowing that I am making a positive impact in the world rather than contributing to the blight on the fabric of society.”
Ryan, who at one point had 34 girls on her books, previously released a tell-all memoir slamming Mickie for cashing in on Eden Wood’s fame.
In one chapter, Ryan, a mother herself, painted a portrait of Eden being a spoiled little brat who had psychotic meltdowns and faked philanthropy.
Ryan parted ways with Toddlers & Tiaras and all things Eden and Mickie after their show, Eden’s World, wasn’t picked up for a second season.
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