Beauty and talent search coming to Genesee Valley

2014 International winners

2014 International winners

FLINT TWP — Do you have a beautiful baby? Does your child have star potential?

Proud parents can find out at the 2015 Sunburst Beauty Pageant and Model Search coming 4 p.m. Saturday February 7 to center court at Genesee Valley Center mall.

Florida-based Sunburst is an international competition offering more than $3 million in prizes, bonds and awards each year.

The “local preliminary” event is the first step in Sunburst Competition. Categories include babies, (both boys and girls three years and under) and females up to 27 years old.

Finalist at the local event wins a $250 entry fee to a State Competition which is held in April and May. Awards at the state level include six-foot trophies, savings bonds, sparkling tiaras and much more.

State competition finalists qualify to advance to the Sunburst International Finals held in Atlanta, Georgia every year in August. At that level, every winner receives $1,000 and top scorers win $10,000.

Sunburst Internationals is attended by talent scouts from top modeling agencies looking for new faces and talent.

No preregistration is needed to enter the local contest. Entries will be accepted up to one hour before the competition starts. Entry fees are involved.

A Baby Contest is for boys and girls under age one, one-year olds and twoand three year olds.

Girls only may enter the competition in these age groups:

Pee Wee: 4-6 years

Little Miss: 7-10 years

Pre-Teen: 11-13 years

Teen: 14-17 years

Miss/Mrs: 18-27 years, Married or Single

More information about what to wear and other qualities judges will be looking for can be found online at

Pre-registrations also are being accepted online at: id=41&state=MI&date=2015-02-07 13:00:00&loc=Genesee Valley Ctr.

Mary Clark, the coordinator for the Michigan Sunburst competition, can be reached at or by calling (813) 839-8054.

Since its inception in 1978, Sunburst has been a launch pad for winners in Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Universe, as well as for contestants who grew up to become doctors, lawyers, CPA’s, business entrepreneurs, engineers, actors, singers, dancers, musicians, and many other success stories, according to its web site.

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