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Hickory baby named 2019 Gerber spokesbaby

Posted February 26, 2019 2:59 p.m. EST

Hickory baby named 2019 Gerber Spokesbaby

— A baby from North Carolina was named the new addition to the Gerber family with the winner of its ninth annual photo search.

Baby Kairi, from Hickory, intrigued the judging panel with her delicate expression and the look of wonder in her eyes, according to a news release.

"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.

Kairi beat out nearly 545,000 entries on Instagram.

As the face of Gerber for the year, Kairi will be featured on Gerber's social media channels, and her family will receive $50,000.