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Beverly Hills Rite of Passage

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We have to admit that MTV's latest reality series "My Super Sweet 16"has us entranced. Each episode features some upper middle class teen organizing his or her dream sweet sixteen party. The extravagance is mind blowing. It's like "Lifestyle of the Junior Rich and Famous."Our favorite episode so far features Ava, a Beverly Hills teen who shops, growls and pouts just like Alicia Silverstone in "Clueless." Ava lives with her mother in a condo in one of those high-rise buildings lining Wilshire Blvd, just west of the Los Angeles Country Club.

Ava is beyond spoiled; yet she's charming despite herself. She insists on going to Paris to shop for a party dress yet is too dumb to realize that all the stores are closed for summer vacations in August when she arrives. When her mother takes her to a swanky yet non-branded boutique that's still open, Ava pouts "I don't want a dress from Ziki. No one can tell where my dress is from."

It gets better.

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Ava decides on an Arabian Night Sweet 16 and the family rents a ballroom at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills. Ava wants to make a grand entrance at her party so they hire some muscular Loyola Marymount University boys to carry her into the ballroom on a divan.

She insists on going car shopping though she's not yet 16 and still lacks a drivers license. "Everyone else has a car without a license," she whines to her daddy. She settles on a huge Range Rover, even though it isn't close to her favorite color, pink.

After disobeying her parents one too many times, they inform her at her birthday dinner at Dolce that she will not receive a car after all. The punk starts wailing, "You've ruined my special day!"

Finally, it's time for the party. Ava makes her entrance in one dress and then hurries to change into another party dress; she's had both dresses custom made.

Her parents surprise her with her own Range Rover after all. The princess is very pleased.

We hope that MTV commissions another season of Rich Girls and sets it in Beverly Hills starring Ava.

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