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Nelson Mandela

Loves

'Toddlers and Tiaras'?

2/9/2013 4:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0208-toddlers-and-tiaras-nelson-mandelEveryone has their guilty pleasures and it seems former South African President Nelson Mandela has one of his own ... the TLC show "Toddlers & Tiaras."

Yes, the revolutionary leader has a soft spot for child beauty pageants ... at least that's what his granddaughters say. Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and Swati Dlamini, who are promoting a reality show of their own, told the AP, "You'll be interested to know that he loves 'Toddlers & Tiaras'. Because of the kids, he just loves children."

Another grandchild told the Guardian he's never actually seen Mandela watch "Toddlers" and that he's more of a National Geographic kind of guy.

That sounds more like it.

19 COMMENTS

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cartel de sinaloa    

FIRST!

619 days ago
2.

James25    

I think those child beauty pageants are sick. The parents should be ashamed of themselves for dressing their children like hookers and forcing them to drink Red Bulls.

619 days ago
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friedlinx    

he's a phreak

619 days ago
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Ace    

Nelson Fondela

619 days ago
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Jordan    

Nelson Could always have been a pedophile?

619 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

He's a pedophile.

618 days ago
7.

Balu    

Nah, you guys are foul with this one. As a south african, this is just a disrespect, look at the comments. Even TMZ would agree, this is not to your standards Please guys, just put the story down, its ridiculous especially when you know that everyone who's trying to get into the reality show will say just about anything to make a buck!

618 days ago
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LaLA    

They are lying! those girls will say anything to get on tv. TMZ should delete this story asap.. very disrespectful.

618 days ago
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Marty    

I doubt this is true. I don't care what his Grand Daughter said. I think she just put a plug in for the same network that she is going to be on for her reality show.
Notice "He" didn't say anything.

618 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

Creepy!

618 days ago
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doodoolemonque    

let me guess....you're just hoping for a mention in Michael Logan's book. That would be a real improvement since your last public.mention....your booking

618 days ago
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john    

Anyone who likes that show is a sick pup.What kind of person could watch that show without throwing up???

I wouldnt date a model once because her favorite show was the jersey shore...she couldnt understand why......duuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhh......

618 days ago
13.

Cat    

Lets face it, lots of people watch this show and don't say it. Myself I tune in, not to watch the children, yes they are cute, but I watch to see the variety of parents and their behavior. Some parents respect their children and when the child says no and acts out saying no, no, they pull them out of the pagent business. Other parents live vicariously through their little kids, thats child abuse, and where the local authorities should step in. I bet lots of other countries, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, whomever, aren't necessarily watching this show because of questionable reasons but because they are facinated by the craziness of North American and Worldwide Society. I am sure they have plenty of pagents in South Africa too, but maybe not a tv show that portrays the crazy stuff and silliness that goes on in American pagents. Can anyone blame him for watching, even Lady Gaga, is a big fan, she allows some of her music as background music on TLC show.

617 days ago
14.

ajax    

I don't know why this idiot is still alive......

616 days ago

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