Gerber announced recently the winner of its fifth annual Be Our Baby Photo Search, giving the honor to 7-month-old Pennsylvania native, Grace.
Grace, one of 180,000 children entered in the contest, will reportedly receive $50,000, the opportunity to appear in a Gerber ad and a one-year supply of baby food. Grace’s mother, Gabrielle, said the winning photo was one of just five that she had taken of her daughter the day of the shoot.
“The photo that won was taken only five photos from when I started taking pictures of her that day,” Gabrielle said in a press release. “She must have taken her hands out of her mouth and posed them like that for a split second because I didn't even realize how cute she was posing until after I was completely done taking pictures and looking back at what I had just taken.”
Gerber marketing specialist Cassie Savage said it was Grace’s charm that led them to choose her as the winner. “At Gerber, we are passionate about our annual Photo Search and recognize that every baby entered is a Gerber baby,” Savage said in a statement. “While many of the entry photos this year met our criteria, Grace’s captivating charm stole the judges’ hearts."