Magnolia Earl (Courtesy of Gerber)
Magnolia Earl (Courtesy of Gerber)

There’s a new face on the Gerber baby scene these days and she goes by the name of Magnolia Earl from Ross, California.

The baby food brand announced 1-year-old Magnolia as the official winner of its 10th annual Gerber Baby Photo Search contest.

She is the first adopted baby to win the contest since it began in 2011.

“Magnolia has brought so much joy to everyone she meets. Her personality is beyond happy and joyful,” said Courtney Earl, Magnolia’s mother. “On May 9, 2019, we received a call from the adoption agency that there was an expectant mom that was in labor and wanted to talk to us! We pulled off the highway, got a chance to connect with her amazing birth parents, and a few hours later, this sweet baby girl was born. Adoption is incredibly special to our family’s story. Winning Photo Search is an opportunity to tell Magnolia’s story and shed light on all the beautiful and different ways families are made.”

Magnolia was selected by a panel of judges from a pool of more than 327,000 entrants to be the 2020 Gerber “spokesbaby.”

She will appear on Gerber’s social media channels and marketing campaigns throughout the year, and her family will receive a $25,000 cash prize, $1,000 in Gerber Childrenswear, $1,000 from Walmart and phones with a year of free unlimited service from Verizon.

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