2019 Gerber baby first winner of Hmong descent

2019 Gerber baby first winner of Hmong descent
Posted at 12:00 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 14:49:47-05

ARLINGTON, Va. — Gerber has a new member of its family, a baby who is the first to represent the company among Hmong descent.

The winner of its ninth annual photo search is baby Kairi from Hickory, North Carolina.

The 15-month-old beat out more than 544,000 other babies to become the next Gerber baby.

“As soon as we saw her photo, we fell in love with Kairi’s expressive eyes and angelic face, looking toward the future and being excited for all that it holds,” said Bill Partyka, president and CEO of Gerber.

“We believe that every baby is a Gerber baby, and this year, are thrilled to recognize Kairi as the new face of Gerber."

Baby Kairi's parents were just as thrilled as Partyka.

"When we first found out Kairi won, we were speechless and couldn’t believe it. We are beyond thrilled that our sweet Kairi is Gerber’s 2019 Spokesbaby,” said Kairi’s mom, Ying Vue. “Kairi’s personality is larger than life, and she always maintains a spunky attitude."

For more information on baby Kairi and Gerber, click here.