The International Sunburst Pageant is held in Atlanta in July every year to culminate the pageant season. Each contestant competes in varies categories for a chance to win trophies, crowns, but most importantly scholarship money.

The top prize is a $10,000 savings bond! This year Laila Lumpkin Faison competed in the 5-6 year old Pee Wee division, where she took home 2nd place for top ad submissions for her age group. In attendance were her grandparents; Lindsay Lumpkin II and Darlene Lumpkin, her aunt, Naomi Lumpkin, her cousin, Jemma Lumpkin, and most of all her proud parents; D’Andre and Nichola Faison.

The pageant ran from July 26-July 29, 2018. Laila took home a 6ft trophy, and 20inch crown. She plans to continue with pageantry, and she hopes to compete next at the Cherry Blossom Pageant.

Little Miss Sunburst Pageant
Laila Lumpkin Faison. Photo by Nichola Faison.



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