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Blake Shelton almost quit music dreams over childhood beauty pageants

Singer Blake Shelton almost gave up on his childhood dreams of fame because he was sick of his mother entering him into beauty pageants.
The country star reveals he became a reluctant regular at local competitions in his native Ada, Oklahoma when he was around “seven or eight” because Dorothy Shelton was the ultimate “stage mum”, but his after school exploits turned him into a laughing stock with his classmates.
“I hated it so much that I almost didn’t want to be a singer anymore,” he revealed on U.S. morning show Live with Kelly and Ryan. “I was like, ‘Mum, I’m good, I don’t like singing, I changed my mind.'”
“It’s embarrassing, you get beat up when you go to school!,” Blake continued. “‘You were in a pageant? Haha!’ and then I would hit them and I would get beat up (sic).”
Joking about growing up in such a small town, he added, “There’s only like five kids in my school, so they all knew what each other did!”

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