Gerber’s Adorable New Spokesbaby Has Already Made History

Another year, another beyond precious, history-making Gerber baby to swoon over. 

Beating out a record-breaking 544,000 entries, 1-year-old Kairi Yang from Hickory, North Carolina, was chosen as this year’s spokesbaby. 

According to Gerber, Kairi—who was named after a character from the video game Kingdom Hearts—“intrigued the judging panel with her delicate expression and the look of wonder in her eyes. Kairi’s personality is larger than life, and she always maintains a spunky attitude. With her one-of-a-kind, entertaining personality and vibrant facial expressions, Kairi hopes to radiate positivity around the world.”

As for the history-making part, Kairi is the first spokesbaby of Hmong descent, an ethnic group in East and Southeast Asia. 

If you remember, 2018 was a year for the Gerber record books, too: Last year’s pick, Lucas, was the brand’s first spokesbaby with Down syndrome. 

In addition to being featured on the brand’s social media channels for the next year, Kairi and her parents will receive a $50,000 prize.

Not too shabby for a 1-year-old, no?

sarah stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...