Dozens walk the runway to help Moselle resident get to Toddlers and Tiaras

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Many walked the runway on Saturday to help a young Moselle resident get one step closer to her dream.

Bailie Bishop wants to compete in Toddlers and Tiaras, and is raising money to go towards the competition.

In order to raise money, Bailie's mother Brandy Ezell, hosted a fashion show at the Jo Carlisle and Blake Nagy Performing Art Center in Petal to help her.

"We're doing a fashion show today because to raise money for me," said Bailie. "I'm very grateful for it because I wanted to do these Toddlers and Tiaras pageants, but they cost so much."

While many dream of being a doctor, lawyer, and a professional athlete, Bailie dreams of being something else.

"I want to be Miss Universe and I want to be the winner, and so I'm trying my best to get up to that level," said Bailie.

The fashion event gave many a chance to shine featuring over 20 local residents modeling clothing lines from several businesses around the Pine Belt.

While many residents came out to support Bailie, they also attended the fashion event to see a young Hollywood star Eden Wood, who not only trains and studies in the performing arts center, but is also playing Darla's role in the new Little Rascals movie, which comes out this summer.

"The people of Petal, Mississippi have been very good to Eden Wood," said mother of Eden, Mickie Wood. "They've helped take her to another level, and this was just a way of giving back and helping another little girl achieve her dreams."

Bailie will compete on Toddlers and Tiaras February 2 and 16.

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