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Babies and toddlers compete for tri-state titles

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Move over Toddlers and Tiaras, Northpark Mall put kids center stage Sunday for a beautiful baby contest.

Babies and toddlers took to the runway during the Sunburst Pageant and Baby Contest.

Boys and girls in five age groups competed.

A king and queen were chosen from each group and received a trophy and crown.

Organizers said judges look for beauty, overall appearance and personality.

Winners qualify for Tri-State finals and will compete with contestants from Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.

"Our overall purpose is to boost women's confidence, boost young ladies' confidence, help them with their public speaking and to open doors for them for future careers in modeling and other things," said Linda Ellis with Sunburst Pageant and Baby Contest.

Tri-State finals will be held in Gulfport in May.

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