Search for the Next Little Miss Coppertone

Before I get into the details of a new contest from Coppertone, I want to share a cute story from my childhood.

When I was about 4 or 5 years old, there was a billboard in my Florida hometown feautring the iconic Coppertone water baby, AKA Little Miss Coppertone — you know the ad with the little girl with pigtails and the puppy grabbing at her bottom?

For some reason I was CONVINCED that the billboard was of me, and I was the Coppertone water baby– this was in the 80’s. My parents didn’t help the situation because I distinctly remember them going along with my fantasy.

Looking back, I’m not sure how or why I thought I was on the billboard — I suppose I resembled the girl a little and had a puppy — but, if I remember correctly, I think the sign was a drawing similar to the design at right, instead of an actual girl.

Long story short, I wasn’t the Coppertone water baby– but your daughter could be the next Little Miss Coppertone!!

If you have a little girl between the ages of two and seven, upload a picture on the Coppertone Facebook page before June 22 to be entered. Celebrity mom Alison Sweeney will act as a guest judge to select the top 10 finalists who personify the playful, optimistic spirit of Coppertone’s iconic character. Then, America will cast a vote for the winner who will receive the ultimate family vacation and be featured in a 2013 Coppertone print ad!

For more information and the official contest rules, please visit the Coppertone website at or the brand’s Facebook page at

I received samples from Coppertone. All opinions are my own.