CALM . . . fearless . . . talkative . . . and definitely curious.With her big eyes, friendly smile and chubby legs, first born Helené de Wet from Patensie charmed the panel of independent judges to secure her place as this year’s Kouga Express Front Page Christmas Baby winner.Helené, born on June 26, was entered by her mother, Marina, who thinks she is the most beautiful baby girl in the world.But Helené almost missed out on wearing the winning crown for 2018.“Had it not been for a friend who encou-raged me to enter, I would not even have known about the competition,” says Marina.“It was a great surprise when I found out that she was the winner . . . I did not think that she would win.”How would this proud mother describe her young daughter?“Helené is a true miracle and the fighter of all times - it was a very difficult and traumatic birth.“She is the most beautiful girl we have ever seen. She is always friendly and happy and loves to talk - a real chatter box. She is furthermore calm and fearless, and definitely very curious of her surroundings. “She loves to be outside and look at the leaves moving in the wind.”Helené loves to play with her soft toys - especially her bunny and hippo blanket. And with her four-legged doggy-sister Fleur, a border collie.And her favourite food? Milk, avocado and yoghurt.Helené will have her Christmas stocking filled with educational building blocks and a sound puzzle.The De Wet-family will celebrate Christmas with their family.“We will spend some quality time with our loved ones, to once again be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas,” says De Wet.