The University Mall will host the 1998 Little Miss & Mister Hawaiian Tropic Pageant, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at the J.C. Penney Court.

The pageant is a children's model search and the only venue in which Hawaiian Tropics' models are selected for their "Just for Kids" and "Baby Faces" products national print ad campaign. Winners have the opportunity to be featured in national magazines such as Redbook, Parenting, Child, Healthy Kids, Family Fun and Sesame Street.Contestants will be modeling in their "Sunday best" outfits and be judged on natural beauty, personality and stage presence. Children will be divided into the following age groups, boys 0-9 years old and girls 0-14 years old. After the local pageants, state finals are held in which a winner from each age division will advance to the International finals. Every child competing will receive a trophy and gift.

Applications for the Little Miss & Miser Hawaiian Tropic Pageant are available at University Mall's Strol-A-Rent Desk, near the ZCMI Court. University Mall is located off I-15, in the corner of University Parkway and State Street.