Beautiful Baby 2008: Meet Our Cover Girl
Last year, when Live with Regis and Kelly's Beautiful Baby Search gave moms and dads the chance to make it happen, more than 300,000 snapshots came flooding in, from coast to coast.
Full name: Ella Rose Segars
Hometown: Austin, TX
Parents: Michelle, a manager at a company that services photo-processing equipment, and John, president of International Biomedical, a company that manufactures incubators for preemies.
Just call her Cinder-ella. Her favorite thing to do: dress up like a princess and have tea parties.
No shampoo! She hates getting her hair washed.
Unlike most models, she eats -- phew. Especially strawberries and Cheetos.
Someone had better thank her grandma. "My mom was the one who suggested we enter Ella in the contest," says Michelle. "She sent me the link and said, 'I really think you should send in a picture.'"
The big win? No big deal. Ella didn't even realize she'd been on TV until a friend told her she'd seen her on the show.
She's a natural. She loved the Parenting photo shoot, especially changing into new dresses. (Sources report she kept asking for lip gloss.)
Best week ever! Ella celebrated her birthday back home just two days after winning. "There was ice cream and a princess castle cake," says Michelle. "Ella's just had the greatest time of her life."