Toddlers & Tiaras alum Kailia Posey has died at 16, the pageant queen’s mom revealed in Could 2022.
“I don’t have phrases or any ideas,” Marcy Posey Gatterman, who usually appeared on the TLC actuality present together with her daughter, wrote by way of Fb on the time. “A ravishing child woman is gone. Please give us privateness as we mourn the lack of Kailia. My child ceaselessly.”
Posey’s explanation for loss of life has not been publicly introduced. A spokesperson for the Washington State Police advised Us Weekly that the state police have been “referred to as to help Whatcom County Sheriff on a juvenile loss of life investigation at Birch Bay State Park.”
Posey was well-known from her time on Toddlers & Tiaras in 2016, even changing into a preferred meme years later because of a viral GIF from the sequence that confirmed her trying to the aspect and laughing. She continued to compete within the pageant circuit till her premature loss of life, usually sharing images of herself in full costume, make-up and hair by way of Instagram.
In 2021, Posey received the title of Miss Lynden Teen and deliberate to compete within the 2022 Miss Washington Teen pageant, she shared by way of social media in January 2022. Along with her standing as a magnificence queen, Posey appeared within the 2021 horror movie Eli.
Gatterman’s social media has been crammed with photographs of her late daughter in Could 2022, sharing a photograph of Posey beaming in a champagne-colored night robe alongside the preliminary announcement of her little one’s passing. After Posey’s loss of life, Gatterman up to date her profile image twice: as soon as, to a photograph of herself together with her daughter, the subsequent, to a snapshot of Posey edited with angel wings, floating in a deep orange sky.
Simply days earlier than her loss of life, the TLC alum created an Instagram account devoted to her spectacular contortionist abilities, posting one video the place she almost inverts her physique to shoot an arrow together with her ft.
At some point previous to Posey’s passing, her mom shared on Fb that the previous actuality star was set to “graduate with honors” in June 2022.
Gatterman revealed on a 2016 episode of Toddlers & Tiaras that Posey had been competing in pageants for the reason that age of three and she or he was extraordinarily confident.
“She says she’s nervous, however as soon as she hits that stage, she’s a professional,” Gatterman stated of 10-year-old Posey on the time.
Along with her mother, Posey is survived by her brother, Kyle, and her father.
In tribute to Posey’s life, see her sweetest — and most feisty — images all through the years: