Friday, September 14, 2012/lk
NEW YORK - This morning (Friday) on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, a national television show, Sunnyside's Jax Slegers was voted the "Cutest Baby in America."
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, the show's hosts, announced the winners of "LIVE's Cutest Kid Search," after people from across the nation cast votes for the cutest baby and the cutest big kid from among a total of six finalists, three in each category.
Slegers was the winner of the cutest baby category, earning his family a seven-day cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line.
His parents are Jarred and Bre Slegers, who entered a photograph of their 10-month-old when the show announced the contest in June.
Mr. Slegers is a dairy farmer and Mrs. Slegers stays at home with her son.
The infant was selected as a finalist from among nearly 100,000 entries and the hosts introduced the Slegers family earlier this week, prompting viewers to vote for the winners of the contest.
Kobi Olivas of Coahoma, Texas was this morning announced winner in the big kid category, as well as the overall winner. He and his family, too, have been awarded a seven-day cruise. For winning the overall contest, Olivas' family will take home a brand new Dodge Journey.