The Crazy Beauty Stories Of Hollywood's Most Famous Momagers

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Besides a reality TV contract and more missed calls from Ryan Seacrest than you could imagine, there's another way celebrity momagers exceed typical parental duties. They probably won't ground you from trips to Hot Topic with friends until your homework, dishes, and laundry are done. You will, however, be expected to show up — on time, in makeup, and with a (recently whitened) smile on your face — to every interview, audition, press event, and casting call they set up.
Like any mother, typical achievements — like watching your kid walk down the aisle at graduation — are the top priority. But once they put on the manager hat, the goal is to help them rake in the dough, increase exposure, and nail down opportunities (like any other business). The stakes are high, as are the standards — especially, and sometimes unfortunately, when it comes to beauty. But if mother knows best, then this is how Kris Jenner, Yolanda Foster, Tish Cyrus, and more, helped their kids look (and get) the part.
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Kris Jenner

Let's start with the patron saint herself — the woman behind every Lip Kit, sock deal, cosmetics line, E! spinoff, and perfume launch (and has 10% of the profits to show for it). While there is no doubt the ubiquitous momager wants the best for her six children — she offered to be Kim's surrogate, which surprised both everyone and no one at all — running a multimillion-dollar empire also comes with a few aesthetic pressures. Let's go through them all, shall we?
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My beautiful mommy!!! I love you 💕

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In an interview with Cosmopolitan UK, Khloé Kardashian admitted she felt those pressures early on: "She didn’t mean harm, but when I was around nine I overheard my mom telling her friend I needed a nose job," Kardashian said. "I was shocked — I hadn’t even thought about it."
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But not every beauty suggestion was as... permanent. In an interview with Elle, youngest daughters Kylie and Kendall Jenner said that, when it came to their nails, Kris mandated beauty upkeep on a weekly basis. "I get them done once a week, which isn't normal,” Kylie said, before Kendall chimed in: "[Kris] would have a nail artist come to the house once a week and she would make us get our nails done. She was like, 'You are never going to look like you're not put together.' So we were always getting them done."
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We're off to Costa Rica in tonight's episode of #KUWTK 9/8c on E!

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So it makes sense, then, why her kids count on her to help solve their beauty conundrums. Like how on an episode of KUWTK, Kris bottled up spring water from the fam’s trip to Costa Rica to use as a DIY treatment for her and Kim's psoriasis.
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My beautiful girls @christinamilian @danielle_milian 💐

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Carmen Milian

Longtime manager for daughter and singer/actress Christina, "Momma Milian" understands the the importance of having good hair when you're constantly in the spotlight. “My mom and grandma passed on this mayonnaise trick where you apply it to your hair and sit with a shower cap on for an hour,” Christina told NewBeauty. "It really softens my hair."
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Better than a mother-daughter hair trick? Mother-daughter trips to the tattoo parlor. In a clip for Christina Milian Turned Up, Carmen sat next to Christina as she got her nipple pierced — right after she got some ink herself.
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Tish Cyrus

Billy Ray may be the most well-known parent to one Miley Cyrus, but it's her mom that's pulling all the strings. In fact, Tish been the driving force behind both singers' careers, landing Miley the role as Hannah in Disney's Hannah Montana back in 2006 — which is the move that catapulted her daughter to superstardom.
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@harpersbazaarus on newsstands across the country July 25th!!!!! Loooooove!

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The exposure, as it often does, came with its share of downsides: "People were so shocked by some of the things that I did," Cyrus said in a recent interview with Harper's Bazaar. "It should be more shocking that when I was 11 or 12, I was put in full hair and makeup, a wig, and told what to wear by a group of mostly older men."
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Yolanda Foster

With a steady gig on Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, it's easy to forget that Foster has also been grooming Gigi, Bella, and Anwar Hadid for a career in modeling since they were in diapers. (She's gotten so good at it, in fact, that she even landed a coaching role on Lifetime's upcoming reality series, Model Moms.)
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Need proof that all momagers operate differently? Foster has made it a point early on to keep them grounded: "I say to them, there are thousands of girls that are much more beautiful than you girls, but you have an extraordinary character," she told Elle earlier this year. "[Be kind] to the light people, the makeup [people], the cleaner in the back of the studio. Those are the people that you have to connect with, and that's how you can make a difference in the world."
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Lori, Toddlers And Tiaras

If we learned anything from Stage Moms, Toddlers and Tiaras, or any other TLC show, it's that there are celebrity momagers... and then there are pageant momagers. The latter, as illustrated in this clip, can be even more extreme. Here, one mother attempts to whiten her two kids' teeth by actually brushing on bleach with a toothbrush — all to avoid "flippers," a.k.a. false teeth many young pageant contestants wear. "Flippers I think are kind of silly, because you're literally altering what God gave them," she said.
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