Kailia Posey, who participated in the reality show Toddlers and Tiaras as a toddler, died at the age of sixteen.
‘I don’t know what to say or what to think.’ ‘A beautiful baby girl is gone,’ Posey’s mother, Marcy Posey Gatterman, confirmed her daughter’s death on Facebook late Monday night. ‘Please respect our privacy as we mourn Kailia’s passing. ‘Forever my baby,’ the bereaved mother added, sharing a photo of Posey in her prom gown.
When and where did Kailia Posey die?
Authorities were investigating a child’s death at Birch Bay State Park in Blaine, according to Washington State Police. Birch Bay is a 194-acre state park with a gorgeous rocky beach and a big camping area located along the Strait of Georgia shoreline, about nine miles from the Canadian border. On Monday, around 1.26 p.m., state police arrived on the site to aid the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department and the park service. Posey was said to have died in a car accident in previous stories, but it’s unclear whether a vehicle was involved, and her cause of death hasn’t been revealed.
Kailia Posey, who became a popular GIF from her appearance on the reality TV show “Toddlers & Tiaras,” has died unexpectedly at age 16, her mom says pic.twitter.com/BVtBmUrQob
— BNO News (@BNONews) May 3, 2022
Where was Kailia Posey found? What happened to Kailia?
Posey appeared in the TLC series Toddlers and Tiaras, which followed the families of children who competed in pageants. From 2009 to 2013, the reality show aired for seven seasons. Posey began competing in pageants at the age of three. After being captured grinning from ear to ear during a clip-on Toddlers and Tiaras, she became a popular meme.
She competed in pageants throughout her youth and adolescence, most recently competing in February for the Miss Washington Teen USA title. Posey has crowned Miss Lynden Teen USA last year, despite not being the winner of the competition in February.
She was a Cirque du Soleil contortionist who appeared to be passionate about the art form, having created an Instagram account dedicated to it. She also starred as Agnes in the Netflix film Eli, which was released in 2018.
Kailia Posey, a 16-year-old pageant queen who appeared on TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras” when she was 5 years old, has died https://t.co/aXvhgDYfsS
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 3, 2022
Posey was a freshman at Lynden High School in Washington, according to the school district. During the 2020-21 academic year, she was named to the Dean’s List, according to her Miss Washington Teen biography. Posey’s mother announced last week that she had secured a seat on the football cheerleading team at her high school for the next season.
Posey was possibly killed in a car crash in Las Vegas, according to Page Six. The Clark County Coroner, on the other hand, told DailyMail.com that there was no trace of her in their system. Posey attended high school in Whatcom County, Washington, and the medical examiner there declined to comment on her death. While the circumstances behind her death remain unknown, social media shows that Posey marked two significant occasions in the days preceding her death.