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Meet Isabella Barrett, the 6-year-old pageant millionaire

  |   April 15, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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Pageant and reality TV star Honey Boo Boo has nothing on Isabella Barrett, the self-proclaimed millionaire beauty pageant contestant who runs her own business and owns over 60 pairs of shoes at the tender age of 6.

"I’m a superstar, I have my own ­jewellery line and I love being the boss. But what I love more than anything is shoes. I have over 60 pairs,” Isabella told The Mirror.

According to the British newspaper, in most aspects of life Isabella is just a regular kid who loves dressing up, collecting dolls and Justin Bieber. But at the end of the day, she won't ask her mom to take her to McDonald's for dinner: She prefers to order lobster and filet Mignon steaks from the five-star hotels where she often stays.

Isabella got her seven-figure fortune from winning multiple beauty pageants which led to stardom on the hit reality TV show "Toddlers and Tiaras" and the earnings from her very own jewelery line.

The young beauty queen has been in the beauty pageant business since she was 4-years-old and according to her mother, Susanna Barrett, she was born to be a pageant queen.

“Before we knew it we were winning every competition and had been picked to appear on Toddlers and Tiaras. Bella fell in love with all the glitz and glamour and was a natural performer," Barrett said. "Now she owns her own business and already has enough money in the bank to secure her future.”

According to U.S. laws Isabella's parents must save a percentage of the child's earnings where she won't be able to access it until she turns 18. Nevertheless, her mother is already having a hard time not spoiling her money-making bundle of joy.

“Antonio and I do not want her to grow up spoiled, so really try to keep her feet on the ground,” said Barrett. “You see what happens to these child stars like Britney Spears and I certainly do not want that happening to my daughter. But she does like nice things, so we do treat her."

Barrett confessed she mainly spoils her daughter when it comes to shoes.

"She has designer ones and the sparklier the better for Bella. And she has a ton of Burberry headbands."

But when the 6-year-old millionaire is not competing in $10,000 custom-made dresses, ordering room service or running her jewelry line, Glitzy Girl, Isabella goes to school full time, studies Italian, German and French and takes gymnastics, dance classes and singing lessons.

“The next goal is to be a Disney star and knowing Isabella she will get what she wants," her mother said. She would love to be the next Selena Gomez.”

And Isabella agrees.

“I love all of it and never want to stop," she says of her life under the spotlight. "I just love being a star.”

For the entire interview with Isabella and her mother visit Mirror.co.uk.

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