Toddlers & Tiaras: The Controversy Continues

See bonus photos from this week's PEOPLE cover story about the shocking world of child beauty pageants

Credit: Henry Leutwyler

Updated: Friday Sep 16, 2011 | 02:00 PM EDT By: Rennie Dyball

Madisyn Verst: Before

It takes about 3 hours of prep – and more than $3,000 for outfits, accoutrements, accessories and entry fees – to get this 5-year-old ready for pageant day.