Rainworth schoolboy Kobi wins national Face of Kinder 2015 competition

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A Rainworth schoolboy has been nicknamed Kinder Kobi by his school pals after he won a national competition to have his face printed on millions of chocolate wrappers.

Kobi Toogood, 6 has been chosen from more than 10,000 to be one of the six Faces of Kinder 2015.

And now the Heathlands Primary School pupil’s facepainted features beam out on nearly every sweet counter in the land.

His mum Dawn Toogood said: “We’re all very proud of Kobi and he and his friends think it is very cool.”

she decided to enter Kobi after they spotted the competition on one of his favourite chocolate bars.

“I sent in a family pic initially and they asked what he wanted to have painted on,” said Dawn.

He said; “An owl because they are lively at night time!”

The prize was a paid expenses trip to London where he had a photo shoot with his face painted to be printed onto the chocolate bar boxes across stores in the UK - and a face painting party for him and 12 of his friends. Dawn added: “It was a brilliant experience. Now everyone at school thinks he’s famous and they call him Kinder Kobi.”