We all could use a reason to smile right now, and Gerber just gave us that reason. The company announced the winner of their 10thAnnual Photo Search, and their latest spokesbaby is downright adorable.
The honor goes toMagnolia Earl,who turned one this past Saturday. The tot beat out 327,000 other entries with the company noting she, "captured the hearts of the judging panel with her joyful expression, playful smile and warm, engaging gaze.” Gerber adds that Magnolia’s story of adoption, "unites all parents and drives everyone at Gerber: the promise to do anything for baby."
Magnolia’s motherCourtney Earlshares her story of adopting the baby, after getting a call from the adoption agency about a mom who was in labor and wanted to talk to them. “We pulled off the highway, got a chance to connect with her amazing birth parents,” she shares, “and a few hours later, this sweet baby girl was born.”
Courtney adds, "Adoption is incredibly special to our family’s story. Winning Photo Search is an opportunity to tell Magnolia’s story and shed light on all the beautiful and different ways families are made.”
- In addition to being the Gerber Baby, the family gets a $25K cash prize, $1,000 in Gerber Childrensware, $1,000 from Walmart and new phones with free unlimited service for a year from Verizon.Check out baby Magnolia below.