‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ Alum Kailia Posey Died by Suicide, Family Says

Kaila Posey
Courtesy Marcy Poey Gatterman/Instagram

Kailia Posey‘s family is speaking out after her heartbreaking death at the age of 16, revealing the Tiaras for toddlers and for tiarasThe suicide of an alum was the cause.

“Although she was an accomplished teenager with a bright future ahead of her, unfortunately in one impetuous moment, she made the rash decision to end her earthly life,” Posey’s loved ones said in a statement to TMZ on Tuesday, May 3, shortly after news of the TLC alum’s passing made headlines.

Her family recalls that the reality TV star was a high achiever. “She won countless crowns & trophies after competing on the pageant circuit her entire life,” the statement continued. “Her highly acclaimed talent as a contortionist had already led to professional touring job offers, and she had recently been selected to be a cheerleader at her high school next fall.”

Ahead of her death, Posey was planning to pursue her passion for aviation and work toward getting her commercial pilot’s license, her relatives added.

Marcy Posey-Gatterman, the pageant queen’s mother, announced her daughter’s death via Facebook on Monday, May 2. “I don’t have words or any thoughts,” she wrote. “A beautiful baby girl is gone. Please respect our privacy as we mourn the passing of Kailia. My baby forever.”

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Kaila Posey
Courtesy Marcy Poey Gatterman/Instagram

Us WeeklyWe reached out to Washington’s Whatcom County authorities on Tuesday. However, the Whatcom County Medical Examiner was not able to comment as the ongoing investigation was ongoing.

A spokesperson from the Washington State Police stated that Use in a statement, “Yesterday on May 2 at 1:26pm Washington State Police was called to assist Whatcom County Sheriff on a juvenile death investigation at Birch Bay State Park.”

Posey appeared Tiaras and ToddlersShe was there with her mom several times during the series’ run from 2009 to 2013. She’s recognized for making a silly face during a confessional interview that has since become a popular reaction GIF online.

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Kaila Posey
Courtesy Marcy Poey Gatterman/Instagram

During one of their episodes, Gatterman gushed over her child’s “very good talent,” arguing that there were few young beauty queens who could compete on her level. “She’s a pro when she hits that stage,” the proud mom said. “She’ll say she’s nervous but once she hits that stage she’s a pro. She’s gonna beat you, every time.”

Her mother, father, and brother are still with her. She is survived by her mother, father, and brother. Tiaras for toddlers and babiesThe teenager tried acting for a while, and he was cast in 2019’s Netflix horror film. Eli. She announced earlier this year that she would be competing in the 2022 Miss Washington Teen pageant after winning Miss Lynden Teen 2021, writing via Instagram, “One word. Thankful.”

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you or someone close to you is experiencing emotional distress or considering suicide.

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