Wife Swap Teen Beauty Queen Suing ABC

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I love me some Wife Swap. Judging from all the crazy that's come out of the reality show cast members, props to the producers are in order. They know how to pick 'em.

But this latest drama that involves a child getting bullied, is making me a little bit uncomfortable.

Alicia Guastaferro appeared on Wife Swap with her absolutely appalling parents two years ago where she became known as the biggest brat in America. Now she's eighteen and is suing ABC for $100 million accusing the show of misrepresenting her. The pageant winner has faced taunting, online and in real life after she said on national television that she felt sorry for people who were not gorgeous, and showed off her pageant glam and "sparkle."

More fodder for the taunters: Her parents keep the Christmas tree up year-round and place a present under it EVERY DAY because that's what Alicia deserves.

Guastaferro also claims the mistreatment was the reason she went from being on the honor roll to a special eduction class. (Although it's obvious from watching the show the school discovered her parents were doing her homework, and put a stop to it. That would make your grades drop pretty danged quickly.)

I don't doubt that Guastaferro was ridiculed far and wide after this embarrassing outing of her superficial, and ridiculously inappropriate parents, but that is where the blame should lie. This kid was raised to be a monster, she is a victim here. But Guastaferro shouldn't be suing ABC who simply turned on their cameras and caught the madness; she should be going after her parents.

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Peajewel Peajewel

I actually was just sitting here watching me some Wife Swap as I get ready for work. I sometimes think they can't be true! Like, seriously, does a parent think their kid should have a present under a tree EVERY day? Man oh man. I sure hope she does not win, that would just be sad! But we do live in a country where you can sue McDonald's for your coffee being too hot....AND WIN! Then who knows?

RanaA... RanaAurora

So the moral is... if your life is full of lies and you're a superficial, spoiled brat... don't air it on national TV.

nmmama09 nmmama09

I caught this episode when it aired...I was speechless then and I am speechless now! (although I am glad it looks as if something was done about her mom doing her homework)

momof... momoflilangel

She's suing b/c her parents are broke now and need the money. They were illegally laundering money. How else would you pay $100,000 per year on pageants & spoil you child they way they did from the money you make owning an auto tinting business? I copied this from an article I read about it:
Ralph Guastaferro, 62, admitted laundering $1.2 million in illegal proceeds for a Canadian telemarketing scheme.

And his wife, Karen, 55, admitted failing to declare wages for half her workers at the glass tinting shop the couple owned. Over four years, she said, she paid her workers $370,396 off the books and failed to pay $56,670 in taxes.

poshkat poshkat

ugh this is disgusting. these people are sick. their own daughter was so spoiled she couldnt even spell AMERICA correctly. i hope they lose. way to spend tax payers money on more dumb stuff

nonmember avatar kabuk1

BAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA they threw her in special ed!!! I'm sorry I find this hysterical. KARMA for being a stuck up spoiled little snot, I say.

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