Kailia Posey

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Kailia Posey
Kailia Deliz

(2006-04-19)April 19, 2006
DiedMay 3, 2022(2022-05-03) (aged 16)
Alma materLynden High School
OccupationActress, pageant queen
Years active2010–2022
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)

Kailia Lexis Posey (April 19, 2006[1] — May 2, 2022) was an American beauty pageant contestant and reality show star best known for her appearance on the TLC show Toddlers and Tiaras.


Posey competed in child beauty pageants from the age of three until her death at 16.[2] She was five years old when she appeared on the fourth season of Toddlers & Tiaras, during which she additionally became the subject of the "Grinning Girl" internet meme.[3] Posey won the title of Miss Lynden Teen in 2021.[2]


On May 3, 2022, Posey was found dead at a park in Blaine, Washington.[4] Her death was ruled a suicide.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2019 Eli Agnes Thorne


Year Title Role Notes
2010-11 Toddlers & Tiaras Contestant


  1. ^ "Kailia Posey: ¿Quién era la niña que se volvió meme por su mueca?". El Informador (in Mexican Spanish). Retrieved 2022-05-04.
  2. ^ a b "In Memoriam: Toddlers & Tiaras' Kailia Posey Throughout the Years". Us Weekly. 2022-05-04. Retrieved 2022-05-07.
  3. ^ "How was Kailia Posey's legendary 'grinning girl' meme born?". MARCA. 2022-05-03. Retrieved 2022-05-07.
  4. ^ "Toddlers and Tiaras star Kailia Posey, 16, dies". The Chestnut Post. May 4, 2022. Retrieved May 5, 2022.
  5. ^ "Toddlers & Tiaras star Kailia Posey's cause of death revealed". EW.com. May 4, 2022. Retrieved May 10, 2022.

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