Kailia Posey Biography – Kailia Posey Wiki
Kailia Posey was a pageant queen and actress. She starred in the TLC reality show “Toddlers & Tiaras”, which ran from 2009 to 2013 and featured families who prepared their children to compete in beauty pageants. She also had a role as Agnes in the Netflix movie “Eli” in 2018.
Posey appeared on “Toddlers & Tiaras,” which gave a behind-the-scenes look at the world of children’s pageants, at least twice in 2012 and 2016. In a 2016 episode of the show, Kailia’s mom said she started doing pageants when she was three years old. Her talent was being a contortionist.
During a 2012 episode of the show, Kailia, then 5, made a grinning face that went viral as a meme, making her face recognizable even outside of the “Toddlers & Tiaras” world.
She was named Miss Teen Lynden WA USA in January 2022. In February 2022, Posey competed in the Miss Teen Washington pageant. According to her bio on the pageant website, Posey attended Lynden High School, and wanted to study aviation in college to become a commercial pilot. She also made her school’s Dean’s List for the having excellent grades during the 2020-2021 school year.
Kailia Posey Age
She was born Kailia Deliz Posey on April 19, 2006. She passed away on May 2, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was 16 years old.
On April 19, 2022, her stepfather, Steven Gatterman, posted a message for her 16th birthday on Facebook, writing: “Happy Sweet 16 Kailia! You are beautiful inside and out. Your light shines bright everywhere you go. Have the best day!”
Her mom, Marcy Posey Gatterman, took to Instagram, writing, “KAilia my baby turned 16 today. She didn’t want a big party just family. Her heart is so big and so special. Forever my baby.”
Kailia Posey Parents
Kailia Posey Death
Toddlers and Tiaras star Kailia Posey died at the age of 16. Her mom, Marcy Posey Gatterman, announced her death on Facebook, sharing a photo of her daughter in a gown. She wrote on Facebook: “I don’t have words or any thoughts. A beautiful baby girl is gone. Please give us privacy as we mourn the loss of Kailia. My baby forever.”
On May 4, 2022, her mom wrote on Instagram: “I still have no words. I think everyone for their kind words. I miss my baby girl so much that it doesn’t feel real. I keep waiting for her to walk through the door and yell my name Mom mom. My baby!”
April Hatton, whose daughter Kayla appeared with Posey on the show, paid tribute to her online: “Still trying to wrap my head around what I woke up to this morning and what I have been reading throughout my feed! So much love for this girl is an understatement!
“First time we seen this cute little girl in her yellow tropical wear at California Tropics Tri-State I knew she would be something one day! Didn’t know who she was at the time. I will never forget that day. From Toddlers and Tiaras to teenagers, the girls became friends and created so many memories together growing up.”
Kailia Posey Cause of Death
Kailia Posey’s cause of death was suicide.
Kailia Posey Suicide
Toddlers and Tiaras alum Kailia Posey died by suicide, her family confirmed to TMZ. Kailia Posey’s family told TMZ: “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.”
Her family has set up the Kailia Posey Teen Crisis Intervention Fund, at the Whatcom Community Foundation with the goal of providing the much needed resources to students in crisis.
Kailia Posey Toddlers and Tiaras Instagram
Kailia Posey’s Instagram handle is @kailiaposey.