Title of Most Photogenic Baby in South Florida Up for Grabs

The annual contest raises money for Miami Children’s Hospital

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    Parents have been lining up with their babies at Westfield Broward Mall in Plantation for the contest – including Kelly McCoon and her son Carson. Casting director Julie Matthews spoke about the event, which benefits Miami Children's Hospital.

    The search is on for the most photogenic baby in South Florida.

    Parents have been lining up with their babies at Westfield Broward Mall in Plantation, ready for a shot at the title.

    Kelly McCoon is one of those proud moms. She brought her son Carson to the mall.

    “I decided to because he’s an absolute gorgeous baby, and I’ve been wanting to get him into modeling and thought I would give this a try,” she said.

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    But after a hard day of modeling, her son was drained.

    “I think he did wonderful, of course,” McCoon said. “He’s going to win it.”

    But the real winner here may be Miami Children’s Hospital.

    It’s a great cause, casting director Julie Matthews said. They try to raise between $10,000 and $20,000 each year for the hospital with the event, she said. It’s been held for 20 years.

    The contest runs through Sunday, but if you can’t bring your child out, you can upload a pic at photogenicbaby.com.

    Voting begins in a month for the 2013 winner.

    “Anyone walking by can vote for the baby for 50 cents a vote,” Matthews said. “Parents can stuff the ballot box if they want and all that money goes to Miami Children’s Hospital.”

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