Toddlers & Tiaras star Kailia Posey dead at 16 after 'incident in Las Vegas' as mom reveals 'our baby girl is gone'

TODDLERS & Tiaras star Kailia Posey has died at the age of 16 following an incident in Las Vegas.

The reality star was best known for appearing on the popular TLC series which showed kids prepping to compete in beauty pageants.

Kailia's mom, Marcy, confirmed the shocking passing on Facebook as she wrote: "I don’t have words or any thoughts. A beautiful baby girl is gone.

"Please give us privacy as we mourn the loss of Kailia. My baby forever."

She then shared other photos alongside her daughter including one of Kailia has a toddler.

While it has not been confirmed how the young girl passed away, there are reports of an incident in Las Vegas.


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Many of Kailia's fans took to her Instagram to share their condolences as one person wrote: "Thank you for being someone to look up to Kailia. Rest in peace."

Another said: "You’ll be missed. Rest easy pretty girl," as one included: "My heart is absolutely shattered. I love and miss you forever… fly high Kailia."

Kailia's Instagram showed the TV star posing with friends as well as doing contortion.

"Great contortion class today, learning new skills is a great filling thank you," she wrote alongside a short clip of her in action.

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In a throwback scene from Toddlers and Tiaras, Kailia's mom described her then 10-year-old daughter as a "cuddling puppy and a spicy little monkey."

She continued: "When Kailia was younger, and she was three, she started doing pageants and she's a pro when she hits that stage.

"She'll say she's nervous but once she hits that stage she's a pro."

"I don't know anybody that's competition for Kailia," Marcy added.

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Toddlers & Tiaras is also the reality series that Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson got her start alongside her family.

However, it is not known if Alana and Kailia ever competed against one another.

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