I was intrigued by the commercials for Kim of Queens as I watched and recapped Dance Moms this week. I immediately looked for a rerun to DVR and am excited to watch this show that takes place in Atlanta! (Yes, locals, I know her business is in Suwanee.) Kim Gravel is a former Miss Georgia who runs The Pageant Place, which assists pageant hopefuls with pageant coaching and interviewing skills designed to put the in the finals in pageants and in their personal lives.
The season begins with Kim prepping her pageant girls for moving into the teen level of pageants. This means interviews! Most of them have not done interviews before. In walks Addison, the ringer. Kim freaks out over Addison trying to clog. By the way, when Kim won her title she sang opera. Kim struggles to find a talent for Addison for the pageant that is coming up that weekend. Addision says it is either clogging or a comedy routine.
This week is the Sweet Onion Blossom pageant. Clearly, Kim picked the pageant for Addison. One of the pageant moms quickly points out the obvious. Kim strikes right back at the mom saying she is taking them to a pageant they are ready for. It is their first time doing an interview and they need to practice.
Oh Lawd. Kim is doing that fake sign language interpretation thing with her mother when she doesn’t understand what she is saying. Cue the International Deaf Association outrage. By the way, I haven’t been able to hear out of my left ear for a week. I’m just saying. I was not outraged. Kim and her sister and her mother all work for the business and it is hysterical. Mom and sis are headed downtown for some sort of camo wear for Addison for the pageant. For those not local to Atlanta, we are divided into two types of people here. The ITPs and the OTPs. The ITPs are the arrogant, yet still admittedly cooler than us, hipster types who live inside the perimeter (I-285) they shun the unfortunate OTPs who live “out in the hinterlands.” I am an OTP. Kim’s mom and sis are REALLY OTPs. In general, us OTPs do not enjoy driving downtown where everything is a one way street and half of the streets are under construction at all times. Thus, they are already lost and likely having a panic attack. Hell, I am having one just watching this.
Wait, they went all the way ITP to find an Army/Navy store?
Kim’s sister, Allyson needs so serious help with her eyebrows.
Meanwhile, Kim is trying to get Addison to learn to tap instead of clogging. Kim really hates clogging. Frankly, I expect the winner of Miss Sweet Onion Blossom to clog. I am loving this show. These are my people! The scenes with Kim, Allyson and their mother are priceless.
Addison looks FABULOUS in full drag. Sadly, her camo dress appears NOT to have made the trip. LOL Allyson purposely forgot the dress. Addison rocked her talent!
Time for interviews. I am going to TRY not to make fun of these little girls. I will say that there are less than a dozen girls in this “pageant” and 90% of them are Kim’s girls.
I was not even a tiny bit shocked that Addison won. But, if you believe that was Addison’s first pageant? I’ve got some oceanfront property in Kansas to sell you. That girl was super poised, walked like a pageant veteran and totally knew how to tap. Also, I don’t think that was a real pageant A Tall. Nine contestants and six are on Kim’s team?
But still, this show made me giggle. I’ll probably watch again. Will you? I think it moves to Tuesday nights at 10 on Lifetime.