An MTV crew is in town filming Central High Junior Alyson Walker, daughter of Bill Walker
, the state's director of workforce education
, for "My Super Sweet 16."
The reality show follows soon to be 16-year-olds as they plan and attend their ultra lavish sweet-16 parties.
How lavish? Alyson and her mom Sharon and one of Alyson's friends spent $167,000 at Sissy's Log Cabin in Pine Bluff earlier this week. The group spent an hour and a half oohing and aahing over the jeweler's collection before deciding on a 50K double-stranded diamond necklace, a 20K in-line diamond bracelet and a pair of 3K cushion-cut studs.
Last year, you might remember
, it was revealed that Bill Walker, who is a recent mayoral candidate and former state senator, was the John Doe plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against the Little Rock School Board, Superintendent Roy Brooks and Central High School Principal Nancy Rousseau alleging that his soon-to-be sweet 16-year-old daughter's rights were violated when she was removed from a junior varsity cheerleading team.
We hear through the grapevine, that the party will be next Saturday at the Clear Channel Metroplex. No word on whether they'll be a big name musical guest as is typical for the show.
The episode will air in August on MTV.
--Nicole Boddington contributed extensively to this report