This past labor day weekend I spent in Anaheim, California at the California Tropics International Pageant. This natural pageant system has been around since the 80's and mainly focuses on babies through teens. They have various photo competitions as well as partywear, westernwear, cruisewear, and disney wear, and the grand finale main competition is swimwear. Along with your prize package, the royalty get to participate in various photo shoots, reign at various preliminary pageants, and attend other events throughout the year. There is even a disney cruise that you can win discounts for or if you play your cards right you can even win an entire trip for a family of four, WOW! The contestants have an opportunity to be seen by some of the pageant sponsors for possible modeling opportunities with businesses like "Hollywood Babe" and "Intex" pool toys. My daughter Bianca was a contestant in the baby miss division. Although we didn't come home with a royalty title she did win National Photogenic for her age division and she was a top 15 finalist in swimwear. I must say that we had a blast, in addition to all her new toys she bought with her winnings, we had fun at the dance party and had a chance to meet up with some old and new pageant friends. There were a few special guest at the party as well (check out the photo) Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, and Jasmine. It was non stop dancing, gifts, raffles, and awards. Needless to say Bianca was sound asleep on the drive home that night. Check out http://www.californiatropic.com/ to learn more about this pageant system. They now have an 18 and over division but it is only for ladies single with no kids (darn). So check them out they have preliminary pageants all the time (Bianca won a preliminary pageant this summer).