One source claims the 18-year-old was actually bullied for being there -- apparently not everyone thought she earned the right to walk the shows!
The insider spilled:
Nashville, meet Ariel!
Everything about this screams Little Mermaid!!
The beachy waves, the sea colored velvet of the dress, the treasure-like elements, and of course the mermaid shape!
Connie accessorized her Under The Sea look with matching chandelier earrings, a box clutch, and a handful of golden bangles.
All that's missing is a dinglehopper!
[Image via AP Images.]