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‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ star Kailia Posey has died aged 16, according to her family.
Her mother, Marcy Posey Gatterman, shared a photo of Kailia on Facebook Monday confirming her death.
“I have no words or thoughts,” she wrote. “A beautiful baby girl is gone. Please give us some privacy as we mourn the loss of Kailia. My forever baby.”
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Kailia’s cause of death has not been revealed.
She debuted on “Toddlers and Tiaras,” the same TLC show that launched Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson’s career.
The TLC show ran for seven seasons and ended in 2013. The show followed families as their young children competed in beauty pageants.
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Kailia continued to enter pageants after her time on the show and most recently competed in the Miss Washington Teen USA pageant in February.
“I’m going to be competing in Miss Washington teen USA in February and I’m so excited!” she wrote on Instagram.
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After the contest, Kailia shared photos of herself and captioned the post, “One word. Thank you.”
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