The Smile Contest


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A Contest I Didn't Win Changed My Life

Starring Parker Stevenson

Tiger Beat's Smile Contest

Entering the contest was simple: all you had to do was send in a picture of yourself with your best smile and write in 25 words or less "Why Shaun and Parker bring a smile to my face." It was the summer of 1977 and I was 12 years old. I knew that the odds were a million to one against my being the winner. In fact, I felt silly even entering. But there was no way I could not do it.

(To Be Continued)

The Smile Contest Winner, Paula Wilson, Visited the Hardy Boys Set During the Shooting of "Arson and Old Lace"

Paula Meets Parker

The contest ad offered the chance of appearing on-camera with Shaun and Parker, but none of the photos of the winner showed that part of the adventure - if it ever materialized. But it's clear Paula definitely received the best part of the prize: meeting Parker. (Shaun was present in the photos only as a poster in the background at the Tiger Beat offices.)


Paula, are you out there? Do you have any memories of the trip that you'd like to share?

Paula on the Set