The long wait is finally over! If you were able to get a copy of Smart Parenting’s January-February 2013 issue featuring Daphne Osena-Paez on the cover, then you know who the oh-so-cute kiddie winners are of Smart Parenting's Model Search 2012.
From the hundreds of young modeling hopefuls - ranging from one to seven years old - who flocked to Robinsons Magnolia last October 20, 2012 for the go-see, the judges trimmed the finalists down to 6, then chose one of them as the grand winner.
One-year-old Gage Edwards bested all the other candidates to become the Smart Parenting Model Search 2012 Grand Winner. This little stunner wowed the judges with her likeable personality, charm, star quality, and model potential!
Gage Edwards wins a modeling stint with Robinsons Department Store, plus over P30,000 worth of prizes, aside from a feature in the March 2013 issue of Smart Parenting magazine along with the other finalists.
Click through the gallery and read on as we introduce you to each one of them, and what their moms had to say about their achievement!
I was so surprised that Ozy was one of the finalists. It was truly one of the happiest moments of parenthood. It felt as if all our love and care for Ozy has been seen and appreciated by the judges. As a stay-at-home mom, Ozy being a finalist in Smart Parenting Model Search 2012 was one of the best compensations I have ever received.” – Joanna Dy
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Marian Ashely Chelo Cabrera, 2 years old
“When we got the notification that Ashley is one of the top six finalists, her dad, her tita and I were all shocked, happy and excited. We have never been so proud of our little adorable and lovable princess, Ashley. Thank you so much, Smart Parenting, for giving Ashley a chance to be one of your models.” – Kristchelle Cabrera
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Maiko Saori Bo, 4 years old
“I am very happy that Maiko was one of the finalists. She was born a natural charmer and she just loves being in front of many people. Thank you, Smart Parenting, for this experience.” – Sheena Bo
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Nathaniel Akiro Yraita, 3 years old
“I’m very proud of my son. I thank Smart Parenting magazine for this opportunity and for selecting him as one of the finalists.” - Dulcinea Yraita
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Ethan Mikhail Zarsadias, 4 years old
“I was teary-eyed when I received the news [that he was one of the finalists] and I immediately informed my relatives about it. Most of all, [I felt] gratitude for God, since He gave me a wonderful son who can inspire other people to achieve their dreams, even at a young age, if you just believe that you can do it.” - Joanna Lynn Zarsadias
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“I’m Gage’s biggest fan!” says her mom, Melanie Edwards. “Letting her join at the age of 17 months was indeed an immense challenge, but she made it. I’m very proud of her!”