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April 16, 2014

Bursting with beauty

Athens’ Nieto qualifies for state

Athens — A shining star already in her parents eyes,  Geraldine Nieto displayed her ray of beauty Sunday in Tyler to claim top status in the Sunburst Talent/Beauty Contest.

The 5-year-old Athens resident is the daughter of Jaime and Karla Nieto.

In her first Sunburst Talent/Beauty Contest, she represented the community of Athens and brought home titles of Overall Winner, Best Attire, Prettiest Hair, Best Personality and Outfit of Choice.

Her hair and makeup were done by Daniela Valenzuela while assistants were Yazmin Carreon and Alma Ramirez.

She is sponsored by San Luis Mexican Restaurant but the family is looking for additional sponsors as Nieto has qualified for the state finals.

“Her winnings qualified her for a spot in Sunburst Texas State Finals will take place in Houston May 25-26,” Karla Nieto said. “Houston is waiting for Geraldine Nieto, with your support it’s a step closer. We need sponsors please let us know if you would like to be part of Geraldine’s journey in the pageant world as she represents the beautiful city of Athens and the great state of Texas.”

For more information on sponsoring Geraldine, contact Karla Nieto at 903-286-3218.

According to Sunburtbeauty.com, Sunburst holds local events throughout the year at venues around the world. The “local preliminary” event is the first step to getting involved in Sunburst.

Competition includes babies, both boys and girls three years and under, and females up to 27 years old.

Finalists at the local preliminary must pay a $250 entry fee to attend state competition.

There are fabulous awards at the state level including six-foot trophies, savings bonds, gorgeous tiaras and much more.

Being a finalist in any coordinator at state competition qualifies participants to advance on to the prestigious Sunburst International Finals held in Atlanta, Georgia every year in August. At this final level of competition every winner receives $1,000 with top score winners receiving $10,000.

Sunburst Internationals also has top modeling agencies in attendance whom are scouting for faces and talent that they can represent in their industry as well.

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