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Cute Baby Wins Photo Contest

July 14, 2018

PITTSTON TWP. The Northeast Pennsylvania baby with the big blue eyes won her family a trip to Fiji on Friday after being voted the cutest child in a nationwide photo contest. Television hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest announced on their show “Live! with Kelly and Ryan” that 10-month-old Ophelia Mecadon of Pittston Twp. is the winner of their “Oh Baby Photo Contest,” which has been running since May. “This is incredible,” Ophelia’s mother, Simone Mecadon, said Friday afternoon. “I never expected to make it this far. This whole experience has just been crazy.” The family says they decided to enter Ophelia into the contest because people frequently stop and comment about how beautiful she is. Ophelia made the top five earlier this week, and received more votes than the other finalists — from Texas, Michigan and Georgia — to win the contest Friday. — JAMES HALPIN

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