HICKORY, N.C. (WLOS) – The "Spokesperson" Gerber 2019 has been announced and she is a cute North Carolina!
In a press release on Tuesday, Gerber announced that Kairi Yang, a native of Hickory, North Carolina, had beaten an estimated 544,000 others on Instagram to become the brand 's face for the year.
"As soon as we saw her picture, we fell in love with Kairi's expressive eyes and her angelic face, looking to the future and excited about everything that happened," said Bill Partyka, President and CEO of Gerber. "We think every baby is a Gerber baby, and this year we're excited to recognize Kairi as Gerber's new face."
As Gerber's face for the year, Kairi will be featured on Gerber's social networks and his family will receive $ 50,000.
"We think every baby is a Gerber baby, and this year we're excited to recognize Kairi as Gerber's new face." It's been an amazing year celebrating our 2018 Spokesbaby, Lucas Warren and his family, and we're excited to see the world fall in love with our brand new Spokesbaby. "
The brand's 2018 face, Lucas Warren, was an honorary judge of the committee for this year. He went into history as the first Gerber baby with Down syndrome.
"When we heard that Kairi had won, we were speechless and we could not believe it, and we're delighted that our sweet Kairi is Gerber's Spokesbaby 2019," said Ying Vue, Kairi's mother. "Kairi's personality is larger than life and she always has a courageous attitude, and we hope that Kairi's unique and entertaining personality and vibrant facial expressions radiate positivity around the world, as she does every day at home. ! "
Launched in 2010, Photo Search was inspired by the countless photos received over the years by parents who see their toddlers in Gerber's iconic logo, which depicts Gerber's original baby boy, Ann Turner Cook.
Every year, Photo Search continues to grow. Gerber plans to start looking for photos around the world before his 10th birthday to continue celebrating babies from all communities.