For her 32nd year, Paras created "Baby YodaKin," with the likeness of "Baby Yoda" from Disney Plus hit "The Mandalorian."
“I want people to look at Baby YodaKin, smile, appreciate his cuteness and enjoy a moment away from everything going on in the world today,” said Paras. ”We’ve been cooped up for months, watching bad news every day it seems. I considered pumpkinizing the coronavirus, the presidential candidates, RBG, Dr. Fauci and others. To me, Baby Yodakin represents the mental health break we need.”
The "BabyYodaKin," pumpkin is much larger than its inspiration, weighing 451 pounds, and almost 10-feet across with its ears. Paras said the pumpkin was grown by Scott Kulpa in Galena, Ohio.
“When I crack up because of one of my giant celebrity pumpkins, that’s when I know I’ve picked the right subject. It’s so much fun to do this every year. I love the reactions I get from my neighbors and people who stop by our house,” added Paras. “People come by to take pictures and now even the media is caught up in the suspense of who gets ‘pumpkinized.’ Everyone loves giant celebrity pumpkins!”
You can see more of Paras' pumpkin creations online here.