PALMDALE – Born with a unique look, Charles Peter Ross III is starting out life with a bang.
With a total of 24 trophies, 10 medals, two sashes, two picture plaques, and one crown, this five-month-old Palmdale resident has what it takes to show the world he’s one of a kind.
“I noticed his unique look when I had him in the hospital,” said mother Meon Ross. “I asked the nurse what the stuff all over his head was, and she said it was red hair!”
Charles holds the title of Mr. Infant Supreme for California Tropic, as well as supreme titles with Gold Coast, and plans on competing in the Tri-State Nationals in April, 2013.
Ross says Charles does a great job on stage, as babies tend to go first in the pageants. This gives his mother a chance to show him off with minimal fussing.
“I’m a very hands-on mom,” stated Ross. “If I need to dress him up, I will, and have. I get creative, as I have always been a fashionista, and I get all of his costumes made custom by Daisy’s Costumes on the BLVD.”
Ross started entering Charles into pageants due to all of the attention received by the public. A Warner Bros. employee stopped her one day and recommended doing something due to his distinctive look. His first pageant took place in Ontario in February 2013.
Every pageant Charles has participated in has put him in the running to attend state and national competitions. He has competed in pageants run by Gold Coast and California Tropic.
“Boys are hard to come by in the pageant world,” explained Ross. “I don’t see anything wrong with it. I do believe it is a way for kids to build their self-esteem and helps them with public appearances and being on stage.”
Charles was signed by a talent agency in February 2013. Assemblyman Steve Fox provided him a certificate of recognition.
Ross says her family is very encouraging, “My family thinks it is a great thing for him to do pageants. They support him 100%,” she said.
Charles has received awards in numerous categories, including Best Hair, Best Eyes, Best Smile, Swim Suit, Personality, Tiny Baby Boy, and Youngest Baby.
“I think he will do pageants for years to come,” said Ross. “I love doing them. I think pageants are something for every kid to experience.”