Posted: 23 August, 2014
by Web Guy Josh
Mum Secretly Fed Daughter Tapeworms To Make Her Skinny For Beauty Pageant
It’s well known that pageant mums will go to great lengths to ensure that their kid comes out on top, but what this mother did is truly shocking.
A Florida woman bought and fed tapeworm eggs to her teenage pageant star daughter without her knowledge, hoping to make her lose weight for an upcoming beauty pageant.
Featuring in a recent episode of medical reenactment show Untold Stories of the ER, the girl ended up in hospital after experiencing painful stomach cramps.
At first it was thought she might be pregnant but after using the bathroom, ER nurse Maricar Cabral-Osori reportedly made the disturbing discovery of a toilet bowl full of long tapeworms.
“She had pooped all these tapeworms. There were a couple that were very long and wiggling around trying to get out of the toilet bowl,” she said.
According to Cabral-Osori, the girl’s mother went white when they began asking questions about how the girl could have obtained the tapeworms.
“The mum was apologizing to the girl. It’s like, ‘I’m so sorry. You know, I did it just to make you a little skinnier. You needed some help before we went on the pageant’,” she said.
It is not known whether the mother, who had bought the tapeworm eggs in Mexico, will face criminal charges as a result of her actions.