Parents' Guide to

King of the Crown

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Aspiring beauty queens get coached hard on body image.

TV TLC Reality TV 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

King of the Crown Rocks

Love it.. It is so inspiring.. to not just beauty contestants but everyone.. of every age! I'm 49 and it has inspired me greatly.. It brought a smile to my face and made me laugh! The cast is so bright, fresh and entertaining.. it's a show full of Southern grace and charm..

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age 16+


This show is bad news and is not a good example for anyone, I wish they would put it after Todlers and Tiaras so that I could go to bed a little earlier.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

While Frakes clearly has a stake in how well his clients do -- if he didn't produce winners, people wouldn't hire him -- he seems slightly more interested in his own welfare than his clients'. In one case, for example, Frakes pushes a client who embarrassed herself in a national televised competition to compete again to redeem herself ... and him, too.

And Frakes isn't the only one with mixed motives and messages. In another instance, viewers see a mother pushing her daughter relentlessly, then sabotaging her and berating her for it. It's painful viewing -- to the point that you can't help but wonder whether the daughter really wants to be in a pageant, even though she says that winning Miss USA is her lifetime dream.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: September 30, 2009
  • Cast: Cyrus Frakes
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: April 6, 2023

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