The Truth About Pig Royalty's Balero Family

Calling all Texan hog lovers! New Discovery+ reality series Pig Royalty pits two pig-friendly families against one another in hopes of being crowned the ultimate 4-H winner. But it's not all BBQs and bliss for the dueling clans: the Rihn and Balero families are in it for the long haul. Any Western fan knows the drama of a good showdown.

Who exactly are the Balero family? According to TV Insidermatriarch Michelle Balero leads her three daughters McKayla, McKenzie, and McCall to victory. The trio of "Blingy Girls" weather allegations of using sex to win over judges and "juicing" their hogs ahead of competition showings. Dubbed "the new Kardashians" by The Daily BeastPig Royalty is "Best in Show meets Toddlers & Tiaras." So how are the Balero sisters like the Kardashians of the pig showing world? Keep scrolling to find out all there is to know about the first-class family! 

The Balero family has won over $65,000 in competitions

Maybe pigs do make serious dough. Middle daughter McKayla Balero reportedly earned $65,000 in a year from competition, via The Daily BeastMcKayla doesn't just compete with her pigs: she also was in the running for Miss Teen Texas USA in 2014 and 2015, per the press release

Eldest McKenzie Balero's Facebook page shows that she and her sisters attended Sandra Day O'Connor High School in Helotes, Texas. The trio were cheerleaders, and McKenzie went on to attend Texas A&M University – San Antonio after graduating in 2017, according to her Twitter page. "People thought we were b**ches," McKenzie says in the trailer with a shrug.

Yet pigs are not all that the Baleros do: youngest daughter McCall Balero graduated nursing school in August 2020. However, hogs are always on their minds. "We are the queens still," mother Michelle Balero bragged in the teaser. Guess we'll just have to find out about pig royalty!