A last minute entry into the Baby Miss America Pageant ended with several trophies and sashes for an Alice toddler.
Luis Galvan Jr., 18-months old, is the son of Luis T. Galvan Sr. and Shanika Escochea. He has three older sisters, Alexis, Angelina and Alylah Galvan.
“This is his first pageant.,” said Escochea. “We were amazed, shocked and all around proud.”
According to Luis Jr.'s mom, he was picked from 2,700 photos before Luis Jr. and his family traveled to Houston on Saturday, Jan. 7 for the pageant.
“He was excited,” Escochea stated. “He was smiling and laughing the entire time he was on stage. He was so cute playing and posing for the camera man.”
Luis Jr. earned the title of Baby Mr. North Texas 2017. Along with the title is placed first in Baby Mr. 1950s, Baby Mr. Most Photogenic, Baby Mr. Prettiest Hair, Baby Mr. Pinterest and Baby Mr. Twitter as well as several second place titles.
The next step for Luis Jr. is nationals in New Orleans in February.
“From all of (Luis Jr.'s) family and friends who helped him get there by showing support or donating and buying an ad we are all thankful and proud,” Escochea said. “But its not over yet.”