Father of Gerber Spokesbaby talks about winning the prize

Father of Gerber Spokesbaby talks about winning the prize

Father of Gerber Spokesbaby talks about winning the prize

Little Lucas Warren is the first Down Syndrome baby to be the face of Gerber. "Every year, we choose the baby who best exemplifies Gerber's longstanding heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby, and this year, Lucas is the ideal fit".

Corrections and Clarifications: A previous version of this story misstated when the Gerber baby contest started.

Gerber says his selection, from more than 140,000 entries, could help social acceptance of those with disabilities.

Gerber's CEO Bill Partyka said in a statement: "Lucas's winning smile and happy expression won our hearts this year, each year we choose the baby that best exemplifies Gerber's long heritage of recognising that all Babies are Gerber babies, and this year Lucas is the flawless choice".

Lucas is the first baby with Down syndrome that was chosen to be the image of the brand. Courtesy of the Warren family Lucas Warren, now 1, is from Dalton, Ga. Courtesy of the Warren family Gerber announced Lucas Warren as its victor Wednesday, Feb. 7. Individuals with special needs have the potential to change the world, "said his mother, Cortney Warren".

Gerber's CEO, Bill Partyka, described Lucas as "the flawless fit".

As the Grand Prize victor, Lucas' family will receive $50,000 and be featured on Gerber's social media channels throughout the year.

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