The winner of The Star’s Cute Kids competition, 18-month-old Olivia Brownett

Pictured is 18 months old Olivia Brownett the winner of The Star's cute kids competition
Pictured is 18 months old Olivia Brownett the winner of The Star's cute kids competition
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Blue-eyed Olivia Brownett smiled her way to be crowned Sheffield’s cutest kid in The Star’s popular competition.

And smiling and looking adorable comes naturally to 18-month-old Olivia, according to her proud mum.

Chelsea Allen, of Parson Cross, Sheffield, said: “I saw the competition advertised in the paper and thought, ‘why not’. I was ecstatic when I got the phone call to say Olivia had won.”

More than 300 children were entered in the contest, but it was little Olivia who captured our readers’ hearts to win the public vote.

Chelsea, aged 21, said: “She can be a little cheeky sometimes but she is adorable.”

The Star’s Cute Kids 2013 was launched in the summer, with a series of photographic sessions at Asda stores in Handsworth and Parson Cross.

From newborns to five-year-olds, children were snapped posing with their cutest smiles and smart little outfits.

Each child photographed then featured in one of a series of supplements in The Star. Heats ran each week featuring different age categories, including zero to five months, six to 11 months, 12 to 23 months and aged two to five.

Readers were given the chance to vote for their favourite child, and the children with most votes from all categories were then placed into a top 30.

This was whittled down to a top 20 and then a top 10, before Olivia was crowned the winner.

Olivia receives a basket of top goodies along with her title.

Prizes include a £50 voucher courtesy of restaurant chain Frankie & Benny’s, a family ticket to see the upcoming Disney on Ice production, Dare to Dream, at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena and a gift from Tomy’s nursery and toys collection.

Chelsea said: “I couldn’t be more proud. I can’t wait to take her to see Disney on Ice – she will love it.”