Carlie Braglin, 8, left, looks back at her fellow competitors before heading out the door to compete in the 6-8 years division of the Harvest Pageant for Babies and Children at the 20th annual Hillsborough County Fair in Brandon on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Meanwhile, Isabelle Murphy, 5, right, checks her make-up and straightens her dress in the mirror prior to competing in the 4-5 years division. The children were divided into groups by age and gender for the competition. Each child, often with the help of his or her mother or father, walked up on the stage to be judged. Many of the girls shyly waved and blew kisses to the crowd. The beauty pageant cost up to $70 to register for all of the events, which included “most photogenic,” “prettiest eyes,” “best smile,” and “best attire.” The judging was based on facial beauty, overall appearance, and personality on stage, but every entrant received a participation award.

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