'Live With Regis and Kelly's' Beautiful Baby Search Is On!
Grand Prize-Winning Baby Will Appear on Cover of Parents Magazine
NEW YORK, Jan. 17 -- Calling all pint-sized cover girls and
boys! "Live With Regis and Kelly" is looking for adorable babies -- those
unforgettable faces, those endearing expressions, those darling one-of-a-kind
features -- to enter "Live's Beautiful Baby Search 2005." Five finalists will
be featured on "Live" and the winner will be showcased as the cover cutie on a
future issue of Parents magazine.
Beginning January 17, 2005, parents of beautiful babies between the ages
of 6 months and 48 months will be able to enter their children in the contest
by submitting a non-professional photo of their little one online at
http://www.liveregisandkelly.com, where full details and contest rules are available.
Entries also can be mailed to LIVE'S BEAUTIFUL BABIES, Ansonia Station -- P.O.
Box 234054, New York, NY 10023-9543.
"Live" producers and Parents editors will narrow down the competition to
10 finalists. Voting then will be turned over to "Live's" viewing audience,
who will vote online to determine the five finalists. The final five
beautiful babies will travel to New York to appear on "Live With Regis and
Kelly" the week of February 21, 2005, and take part in a professional photo
shoot hosted by Parents. Hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa will announce the
picture-perfect winner on February 25, and he or she will appear as the cover
baby on a future issue of Parents.
Hundreds of thousands of parents across the country entered their children
in the first-ever "Live With Regis and Kelly Beautiful Baby Search" in 2003.
More than 300,000 readers and viewers voted online, and because editors and
producers had such a hard time deciding on one final winner, they chose two!
Cambell Conard, from Leicester, North Carolina and Meiko Pearson, from Lee's
Summit, Missouri each won a spot on the cover of Parents.
Cambell's mom Lynette, a stay-at-home mom, said she entered her
two-year-old son in the contest because people had been telling her he was
model material. "Everyone who sees him says we should try to get him into
magazines, so we decided to chance it," she said. When Cambell won, she was
shocked. "It was a very surreal moment, and it didn't sink in at first," she
Meiko's mom Joi, a veterinarian, had similar thoughts when her
one-year-old daughter was chosen as a winner. "I was surprised," she said.
"Up until the end, I told everyone that we didn't have to win -- it was good
enough for me that we had made it that far." She had entered the contest on a
whim. "I thought 'What the heck?'" she recalled. "It was so easy to enter."
Parents, a Gruner + Jahr USA publication, has been America's #1 family
magazine for over 75 years. Since its inception, it has been a trusted source
by every generation of parents. Currently, the magazine is a powerful
community of 14 million readers devoted to supporting the efforts of parents,
educators and other citizens who strive to make the world a better place for
"Live with Regis and Kelly" is executive produced by Michael Gelman, and
has been distributed in national syndication by Buena Vista Television since
1988. Produced by WABC-TV in New York, "Live with Regis and Kelly" airs in
more than 200 markets across the country.
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