Girl won Hannah Montana tickets with fake essay describing dad's death in Iraq
An essay that won a 6-year-old Texas girl four tickets to a Hannah Montana concert began with the powerful line: "My daddy died this year in Iraq."
While gripping, it was not true, and now the girl may lose her tickets.
Her mom acknowledged to contest organizers the claim was made up specifically to win the contest.
The sponsor of the contest was Club Libby Lu, a Chicago-based store that sells clothes, accessories and games for young girls.
The girl won a makeover that included a blonde Hannah Montana wig, as well as the grand prize: airfare for four to Albany, N.Y., and four tickets to the sold-out concert on Jan. 9.
The mother had told company officials that the girl's father died April 17 in a roadside bombing in Iraq.
"We did the essay and that's what we did to win," Priscilla Ceballos, the mother, said in an interview with Dallas TV station KDFW. "We did whatever we could do to win."
Materialism run amok.... If lying and doing "whatever we need to do to win" is taught to our 6 year olds, then the terrorists won't beat us, we will have destroyed ourselves from within.