(The following is a press release from the Baby Miss United States organization. Saedi Grace Rawls will make personal appearances June 25 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Friendship Park in Columbia. Visit http://www.babymissunitedstates.com/ for more details about the organization.)
Saedi Grace Rawls, 2-year-old daughter of Columbia residents Daniel and Marricia Fisher-Rawls, took home the Baby Miss United States National title at the pageant in Houston, Texas. Over 7500 entries were narrowed down to the 68 contestants who competed for the crown.
Among the many trophies Saedi Grace received, was 1st Place in the Princess Competition, 1st Place in Personality, 1st Place for Pink Princess and 1st Place Overall Fashion Award.
The new Baby Miss United States National Winner, receive many prizes including a $1000 Scholarship, Trip to Disney World with a VIP Tour of Disney World, Trip to Cancun, Mexico as a Special Guest of the Baby Miss Mexico Pageant, she will ride in the Krewe of Little Rascals Mardi Gras parade and be presented to the King & Queen at the Mardi Gras Ball in February during the 2017 New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration, along with her 1st Louis Vuitton purse, custom luggage, a 16X20 Portrait and a Gift of Usborne Books!
Saedi Grace will represent the United States in the International Baby Miss World Pageant in December, competing with children from around the world. The Pageant is a 100% Natural Competition. Rules and regulations include no make-up, no hair pieces, no fake teeth, no spray tanning, and absolutely no go-go juice of any kind. Unlike any other children's pageant, there is no modeling or talent involved.
Contestants are judged on natural beauty, personality and attire, competing in Western Wear, 1950's Attire, Minnie Mouse Pink Polka Dot, Disney Princess and Party Dress and Costume representing their country.
The Baby Miss World Pageant's theme is TOTALLY PINK, dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. Statistics say that in 2016, more than 246.000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, at least 70,000 of those women will be between the ages of 15-39. Over 40,000 will die. The Baby Miss United States and Baby Miss World Pageants hopes to inspire young mothers to perform breast self-examination on a monthly basis and grandmothers to get a mammogram.