BEAUTIFUL BABY. This undated photo provided by Gerber shows
Kairi Yang from Hickory, North Carolina. Kairi was chosen by
Gerber as the winner of its ninth annual photo search. In an
interview on NBC’s "Today Show," Kairi’s parents said they are
Hmong and their family immigrated to North Carolina from
southeast Asia. (Photo courtesy of the Yang Family/Gerber via
From The Asian Reporter, V29, #05 (March 4, 2019),
Gerber’s 2019 spokesbaby is a Hmong girl in
HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Gerber says its newest spokesbaby is a
spunky one-year-old with "the look of wonder in her eyes," born
to a Hmong immigrant family in North Carolina.
The company announced that the winner of its ninth annual
photo search is one-year-old Kairi Yang, a little girl from
Hickory who sometimes makes a cute "growling" sound when she
Her parents explained on NBC’s "Today Show" that she’s part
of an extended family that emigrated from southeast Asia. Kairi
will play a key role in Gerber’s social-media campaign as the
face of the year. Her family will also receive $50,000.
Gerber’s contest made headlines last year when two-year-old
Lucas Warren became the first spokesbaby with Down syndrome.
This year’s contest attracted a record 544,000 entries.