The toddler and tiaras star has passed away
BANG Showbiz – May 3, 2022 / 5:36 p.m. | History: 367871
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Kailia Posey has died aged 16.
The ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ star – who appeared on the beauty pageant reality show with her mother Marcy aged five in 2013 – died on Monday (03.04.22), Marcy Posy has confirmed.
Without revealing the cause of death, Marcy wrote on Facebook: “I have no words or thoughts. A beautiful baby girl is gone. Please give us privacy as we mourn the loss of Kailia. My forever baby.”
During her short career, Kailia managed to achieve worldwide fame on social media when a screenshot of her smiling five-year-old on the TLC reality show went viral as a meme.
The beauty had continued to enter pageants after her stint on the reality show and even starred as Agnes in Netflix’s ‘Eli’ and announced in January that she was contesting Miss Washington Teen USA.
Her bio on the website reads, “Kailia loves to entertain, from contorting with Cirque du Soleil to playing Agnes in the 2018 Netflix movie ‘Eli.’ Lynden high school, Kailia plans to study aviation at university and become a professional pilot. She has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2020/2021 school year. Kailia hopes to show members of her generation that they can have a positive impact on the world if they are patient and hard working.
News of the star’s tragic death comes just days after she created a new Instagram account to show off her contortionist skills.
She captioned her last post: “This is not about you :)”