Mother/Daughter Look-alike 2011 Winners
Richmond Hill redheads Christina and Emily Buerger were chosen as the winners for the Third Annual Mother/Daughter Look-alike Contest put on by CoastalMommies.com.
Their striking red hair caught our eye among the 95 other photo submissions, but it was Emilyâ€™s overall close resemblance to her mother that sealed the win. But the pair does have more in common than just their looks.
â€śEmily really enjoys school, just like I did when I was younger.â€ť Christina, 37, said. â€śI think sheâ€™s very outgoing, too. Sheâ€™s more outgoing than I was at her age.â€ť
â€śAnd we love shopping,â€ť added 6-year-old Emily, who smiled brightly as she and her mother recalled how many dresses she chose for a wedding theyâ€™ll be attending later this summer.
When asked what she wants to do when she is older, Emily is uncertain. â€śI donâ€™t know yet,â€ť she responded.
â€śItâ€™s important that we keep her involved in a lot of things so she can show versatility. We want her to be able to do a lot of things in the hopes that sheâ€™ll discover what sheâ€™s most passionate about,â€ť said Christina, who is a room mother at Richmond Hill Primary School.
One thing Emily knows for certain: â€śI want to look just like my mom when Iâ€™m older,â€ť she said. So far, she appears to be on the right track.
How long has red hair been in your family? I was actually the first person in my family with red hair. And now itâ€™s been passed on to my daughter and her little brother.
What is the public reaction when youâ€™re seen with your daughter? People definitely notice us and comment on how much we look alike, especially when my son is with us.
What activities do you two enjoying doing together? We love going boating with our family and we have a lot of movie nights. I also try to have lunch with her a few times out the week.
What is the best part about being a mother? I love being a role model to her and watching her grow up.
What is your biggest hope for your daughter? I hope she continues to grow into a strong and independent woman. And I hope to see all of her dreams come true. I want her to understand that there is nothing she could do to ever disappoint me. Iâ€™m always proud of her.
What have you learned from your mother? She teaches me how to play more games. She helps me with math and she also teaches me how to play the piano.
What are your favorite hobbies? I like math and I like reading. My favorite books are the Junie B. series.
What is one activity you would like to do with your mother? I would like to go on a big cruise ship with my mom.
What is the best gift she has given you? My mom decorated my room for me in my favorite colors, pink and green. One wall was pink with stripes. The other walls were just solid pink with stickers of ladybugs and butterflies and green curtains.
NEXT UP: FATHERS AND SONS
Mom, if your son looks like his dad, upload a picture on coastalmommies.com. The winning pair will be featured in the Fatherâ€™s Day edition of the Savannah Morning News, plus win a prize package from the Savannah Sand Gnats.