Little Cameron Bahramian’s winning smile has led to the adorable tot being crowned a cute kid and winner of The Star’s annual competition.
The cheeky chappy loves having his photograph taken, but was in a mischievous mood on the day he was snapped for The Star, according to his mum Dawn.
She said: “I’ve never entered him into a competition like this before, but, when I saw it advertised in The Star, I thought why not?
“He’s normally quite a poser in front of the camera, but kept throwing away the ball the photographer had given him to play with so she kept having to fetch it back.
“They still managed to get some lovely photos of him though.”
Scores of children were entered in the popular contest, but it was two-year-old Cameron who captured our readers’ hearts to win the public vote.
Dawn, aged 35, of Queen’s Road, Beighton, said: “I was over the moon when I got the call to say he had won.
“I’m so proud, but there is no such thing as an ugly baby, all the entries were gorgeous – they’re all winners.”
The Star’s Cute Kids 2014 was launched in the summer, with a series of photographic sessions at Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre in Waterthorpe, and Matalan, on Cricket Inn Road, off Sheffield Parkway.
Bonny babies and cheeky children, from newborns to five-year-olds, were captured posing with their sweetest smiles, dressed in their best outfits.
Each child photographed was then featured in a special supplement which appeared in The Star and readers were invited to vote for their favourites.
Gradually, the tots were whittled down to a top 20 and a final 10, before Cameron was announced as the winner, much to the delight of Dawn as well as Cameron’s dad Hamid, 16-year-old brother Kieran and sister Lisa, 18.
Dawn said: “It was lovely to see Cameron get further and further in the competition.
“His grandma, who lives in Iran, kept asking how he was getting on and we posted her copies of the coverage.”
Cameron receives a gift from Tomy’s Nursery and Toys Collection, along with his top tot title.
The prize also includes a £40 voucher, courtesy of restaurant chain Frankie and Benny’s, and a canvas of Cameron from Starlight Studios.
Dawn said: “I will be putting the canvas pride of place.”