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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.

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