Swindon mum’s joy as blue-eyed cutie Kyran takes Baby of the Year crown
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LITTLE Kyran Thomas’ baby-blue eyes and cheeky smile wowed voters to win him the crown of the Adver’s Baby of the Year.
Kyran is only six months old and weighed just 4lbs 9oz, and the news came as a big surprise to mum Nicole after he beat hundreds of tots featured in the paper earlier this month.
Nicole, 16, a student at Swindon College, said: “I was really happy when I heard the news and I was really excited that he won because he’s dead cute. I was over the moon, I was so happy.
“I was a bit shocked when I heard because there were so many babies and I knew it was going to be really hard for him to win so I was really shocked and surprised.
“People said Kyran was really cute and everyone told me he was a really cute baby so I thought he had a good chance of winning.”
Nicole plans to put the £500 prize money towards a shopping spree for Kyran of new clothes, toys, and a new buggy.
She said: “I haven’t celebrated yet but with the money I get I am going to take him out on a massive shopping spree. I want to buy him a new buggy and buy some new toys too and some new clothes too.”
But Nicole, from Grange Park, wasn’t the only proud mum in town, with two more tots winning £250 and a canvas print, trophy and certificate after being voted runners up by Adver readers.
Cutie Sophie Evans, who was also runner up in last year’s competition, and smiley Macy Armstrong-Wilde were also in the running.
Sophie’s parents, Danielle and Glyn Evans, were delighted that their two-year-old had once again won over the hearts of Swindon but disappointed not to be top.
She said: “We were very happy to hear the news. We thought that she might win this year as she had quite a few voters.
“We went for a meal to celebrate after we found out but we haven’t thought about what we will spend the money on yet.”
Macy’s mum, Hayley Armstrong-Wilde, a hairdresser at Jade Salon, was proud that the 15-month-old had done so well in the first year she entered.
Hayley said: “Of course I was happy and proud that she came runner up. I’ve never entered her into anything like this before.
“I think I’m going to put the money towards taking her to Euro Disney in Paris.”
The event, sponsored by Persimmon Homes, attracted a record number of 462 entries.