It's like we blinked and all of a sudden Ariana Biermann was all grown up. OK, so she still is only 16, but the Don't Be Tardy teen has quickly morphed into one very fashionable youngster, who is all about celebrating major life milestones. For instance, she went to the prom this past weekend with her boyfriend, Collin Lipman, and looked oh-so-glam. And if you ask her parents, they are so proud of the woman she's becoming.
"Where does the time go? My sweet @arianabiermann heading to her boyfriend[']s prom! Of course I cried I'm so proud of you @arianabiermann There are no words [to] describe how proud of you we truly are! You are balanced, kind, sweet, giving and patient! Please slow down stay with me forever! We adore you so," Kim Zolciak-Biermann shared over the weekend, even revealing she has a lot of love for the young man in her daughter's life. Collin and Ariana started dating last year.
"I'm really proud of Ariana and the steps that she's taken this year," proud dad/event photographer, Kroy Biermann, told The Daily Dish last fall.
In fact, Kroy has always found the opportunity to sing the praises of his little girl, as he did in another interview with us in 2016. He said at the time, "I’m extremely proud of Ariana. She’s a person that has a very, very big and good heart. She sees the good in people. She sees the good in herself."
Since getting her braces off in August 2016, Ariana has definitely embraced a more glam look and her mom has taken notice of how she's "definitely evolving." "She definitely is becoming a woman, honey ... With Brielle, she was on Housewives when she was 10 I guess. Obviously, people evolve and change and grow and braces come off and all that. I feel like Ariana’s doing it a lot quicker for some reason," Kim told us in spring 2017. "The braces came off and the braces coming off was a pretty big change for her and her face. People were like, 'Oh my god, her braces are off!' She’s wearing makeup. It’s pretty crazy. I feel like it’s happening rather quickly because we have four little ones now, and with Brielle, it’s been sort of a slow process, like overnight. I would definitely think it’s a transformation in a short amount of time."
And, everyone should take note because mom and dad Biermann do note that big things are in store for their daughter.
"She’s a very driven girl. She cares about what she does. If she chooses to do it, she’s going to care about what she’s doing and do it to the best of her ability, whether it’s school, whether it’s taking care of her siblings, her friends, her sports. Whatever it is that she does, she really puts in 100 [percent] effort and typically is successful," Kroy said in fall 2016. "It’s just because of her attitude. She wants to learn. She’s learned a lot. She’s a good listener. I’m very proud of her for where she’s going in her life."
Kim described Ariana as the "total opposite of me" when we spoke to her in fall 2016, adding, "Ariana I already know she's going very far, farther probably than any of them. I'm not even worried about her. There's not one bone in my body ... she will go places. She wants to contribute to this world. She's just an all-around, well-balanced girl."
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