Gotta Watch: Impressive kids
16-year-old Alexis Thompson becomes the youngest player to win an LPGA tour event.
September 20th, 2011
10:56 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Impressive kids

Watching 16-year-old Alexis Thompson win her first LPGA tournament got us thinking about other youngsters making a splash in the adult world. There are a surprising amount of successful kids out there, but we think we've found a few of the best and brightest. So without further adieu, be prepared to regret all those childhood days wasted instead of honing your talents.


10-year-old kid hosts workout DVD – 10-year-old C.J. Center, aka "The Workout Kid," thinks America's youth should spend more time exercising and he aims to change that with his own workout video. He brought his gym clothes to CNN to show T.J. Holmes some of his moves. See if you can spot our anchor getting a little winded.
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12-year-old opera singer – There are plenty of kids who sing in local choirs, but they can't match wind pipes with Michael Kepler Meo, who is carving out a career as a professional opera singer.
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18-month-old signs pro soccer contract – It's all about landing the next big star, but perhaps a Dutch soccer team has taken that a bit too far. Little Baerke van der Meij of Holland is only 18 months old, but he's turned his kicking ability into YouTube fame and a contract with VVV-Venlo.  Yes, it was mostly a publicity stunt, but the little guy may be worth the hype.
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  1. xdougx

    Puhleeezzzz.... except for the LPGA winner, these are marketing stunts and ploys to make money.

    September 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tim

    These arent impressive kids. Kids are just stoopid. Stoopid mean doodoo heads. If you dont believe me just enroll on 9th grade. They are doodoo heads.

    September 20, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. tim

    They call you names and hit you and tape notes to your back. Im typing from a lunchroom right now. They are m e a n. Plus they are doodoo doodooos.

    September 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BobbyBrick

    That soccer kid was 100% stunt. His grandfather played on the team and that's why they chose him for the publicity. Doubtful he'll be getting a real contract ever.

    September 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dan

    I second xdougx – Puhleeezzz! The exercise kid is just a marketing scam. If the Dutch soccer team has that kinda money to throw around they are certainly charging TOO MUCH money for stadium seats. Get Real!

    September 20, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    She's 16? The picture makes her look about 38. Drinking too much Red Bull, I guess.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jimmy

    Or malt liquor.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jeff

    It was exciting to watch Lexi win on the LPGA tour at just 16, but it raised a question in my mind. Whatever happened to Michelle Wie? I thought she was supposed to have the game as a teenager to break this record? She was also way, way down on the list after last Sunday's round. Wasn't she supposed to be the next "Tiger Woods?"

    September 20, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. gung hoe

    @ jeff Everybodys is allowed a bad series

    September 21, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. gung hoe

    @jeff isnt she allowed a bad round now and then

    September 21, 2011 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |