Youngster makes it to international pageant

LOCK HAVEN – Little Leah Wian, 4, daughter of Carla and Brad Wian, earned high honors this year as the Pee Wee Category (4-6 years) Mail-In Photo winner in the annual Sunburst Beauty Pageant in Hershey.

Leah qualified for the International Sunburst Pageant, which will be held in Georgia the first week in August.

Mrs. Wian is looking for assistance from individuals, businesses or agencies to sponsor the trip. Anybody wishing to help can contact the family at 570-295-6310.

“I want to thank everybody who helped her achieve honors at the Hershey pageant, and I’m hoping for continued support as she moves forward,” Mrs. Wian said.

Leah’s favorite things in the whole world are her “Bitty- Babies,” the American Girl dolls that are so popular with the younger set these days.

She also likes to play outside on the swings and she enjoys watching her brother, Nathan, 7, playing baseball.

“I like to win trophies,” Leah said. “This one is in my room.”

Leah actually has five trophies and crowns she’s earned in her various competitions.

Sunburst holds local events throughout the year at venues around the world.

The Sunburst International finals are held in Atlanta, Ga. every year. At this final level of competition every winner receives $1,000 with the top scoring winners receiving $10,000.

The Sunburst Internationals also have top modeling agencies in attendance, scouting for faces and talent that they can represent in their industry.