Michael Todd for In Touch
Like most first-graders, Isabella Barrett, also known as Bella, loves toys, playing dress-up and singing along to her favorite Justin Bieber tunes, but the former pageant queen from Toddlers & Tiaras discusses her new status as a full-fledged business owner during a photo shoot with In Touch at her office.
At 6, Bella is a mini mogul who’s raked in more than $1 million in the past year with Glitzy Girl, a line of kids’ jewelry and makeup she created with her mom, Susanna Barrett. “It’s a lot of fun,” the little entrepreneur tells the new issue of In Touch. “I’m the boss!”
When the outgoing Rhode Island native isn’t in school, she’s usually at the jewelry factory or testing new products at home. “She picks out the designs for our charm bracelets, and she’s tried on every color in our lip-gloss line,” says Susanna, who oversees the company full-time. “She is the guide for what’s cool!”
While Mom is in control of the company, she tells In Touch, it was Bella’s brainchild. “When Bella would win a pageant, we would print the title she’d won on a charm and put it on a bracelet, so she could brag about her accomplishments,” Susanna proudly tells In Touch, adding that Glitzy Girl grew slowly, largely through word of mouth. “When Toddlers & Tiaras filmed at our jewelry factory,” she says, “I got a lot of response from fans — it took off from there!”
For more from the millionaire tot, pick up this week’s issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.