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Results of The New Face of Kinder Competition

December 11, 2009

In October, Same Difference publicised the attempt of Isla, 4, from Hampshire, to become one of the new faces of Kinder Chocolate. Today, readers, I am very pleased to be able to tell you that Isla, who has Down’s Syndrome, was selected as a winner of the competition, along with 5 other children from around Britain and Ireland.

The winners will see their face on the front of Kinder Chocolate Mini Treat packs in the New Year for a limited period of time.

This is the very first time that Kinder will change the current child’s face that has appeared on packs across the UK & Ireland. The aim of the Face of Kinder competition was to find humorous kids between the ages of 4 to 11 to feature on packs.  Each entrant was required to submit a photograph along with an amusing quote. Following a public vote, the top 100 children were shortlisted to 30 by a panel of judges including Gaby Roslin, and the public then chose their 6 winning children.

Isla has proved herself to be truly DisAbled by participating in this competition, and I hope you will agree that her victory is real progress for every DisAbled person’s dream of inclusion into every area of mainstream society.  Lets hope that seeing her face on packs of Kinder teaches the able bodied, and inspires the DisAbled, children to realise that modelling should be open to everyone, because everyone is beautiful in their own way.  And, Down’s Syndrome or not, I hope you will agree that Isla is a beautiful child:

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  1. December 11, 2009 1:18 pm

    It’s wonderful about Isla, can’t wait to see her on the packets when they come out.

    Have you also heard that Next ran a similar competion to find potential new models for their childrenswear? The top 100 are attending a photoshoot and party at Woburn Abbey Safari Park on December 21st. From theses will be chosen two finalists.

    The exciting thing is that 2 of the 100 finalists have Down’s Syndrome and I’m doubly excited because not only that but they have been bee through open heart surgery. Isn’t that a positive statement for people with Down’s Syndrome.

    I will be going along to Woburn and taking photos so will definately add something to my blog if anyone wants to see Hannah and Harvey in action on the day.

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