At just six-years-old, this pageant queen was living the life of luxury with millions of dollars to splurge on parties and holidays.
At just six Isabella Barrett was living the life of luxury.
She had £25k-a week (AUD $43,685) pocket money, enjoyed lobster dinners and a personal driver, The Sun reports.
She became a millionaire after launching her own clothing and jewelery line off the back of her appearance on the American hit TLC show, Toddlers and Tiaras.
Now aged 15, she has modeled on New York Fashion Week and revealed she’s set up her own brand House of Barretti.
The ex-beauty queen, who won 55 crowns and 85 titles during her pageant career, let Truly go behind the scenes with her as she took her clothes to the catwalk.
But she claimed her life wasn’t one long walk in the park, explaining how not every business venture she had was successful although her gem business for kids (which made her a millionaire at six) and House of Barretti have been. A teddy bear business flopped, she said.
“I have a jewelery line that made me a million dollars, I had a clothing line that made me a million dollars,” she told Truly.
“But I still hang out with my friends, we go jet-skiing.”
She revealed she had recently got her own check book – splashing out on a party which cost £69k (AUD $120).
“Being a self-made millionaire has opened so many doors for me … but as long as I’m having fun that’s all that matters,” she added.
She previously told Twenty2 how she became a childhood pageant star in the USA after trying just one and getting hooked.
“I tried a pageant, and I loved it and I ended up getting picked up by the German TV show crew, and then everything just started from there,” she said.
Despite her lavish lifestyle, she said that she had modest ambitions at the time and dream of becoming a teacher, despite making her first million before she finished primary school.
Since leaving the pageant world behind, she has become a successful entrepreneur, with a range of skincare, beauty and fashion lines, as well as a busy day job modeling for various brands.
She also appeared on runways from the age of nine, and an astonishing 60 pairs of shoes and her 14 Juicy Couture tracksuits.
She launched her first independent fashion line in 2021, debuting her work on the runway of September’s New York Fashion Week.
“When I was younger and I did pageants and even now, I felt it was hard to find something to wear for teens and adults because everything was either too dressy, too itchy, or too uncomfortable,” she said.
“I created a team and adult shoot line for kids and adults who are in the business aspect of the spotlight.”
“They can wear something casual but also very dressy, and very formal and comfortable and look great.”
And when she was asked whether she preferred being rich or famous, Bella said that “being famous, because I get to meet friends. It’s not always about the money, it’s about meeting new friends and having fun.”
“It’s really fun because I get to travel a lot and I get to meet a lot of new friends.”
Now, her estimated worth is nearly $2 million.
The fashion-obsessed young socialite has more than 1.6 million followers and has appeared on an Amazon documentary, The Next Big Thing.
“It feels awesome because I know everybody looks up to me which is a big responsibility,” she told the Mirror.
“My fans love me, they tell me I’m really cool and just really pretty – there’s nothing not to like about being famous.”
Isabella’s mum, Susanna said her daughter “definitely has expensive tastes but that’s because our family appreciates quality – it’s not because of the fame.”
Susanna has also faced criticism for letting her daughter wear makeup at such a young age.
“People ask how I could put her in pageant outfits and let her wear makeup and heels but I think I’ve done a very good job – her manners are impeccable. She loves her work,” she said.
“I want her to be whatever she wants to be. As a mum, that’s all that you want for kids – just be happy.”