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Meet Lucas! The First Gerber Spokesbaby with Down Syndrome

Lauren Hoffman
February 07, 2018 - 2:42 pm

Gerber has announced their 2018 spokesbaby and his name is Lucas. The 1-year-old child from Dalton, Georgia is the first baby with Down Syndrome to win the company's contest since it began in 2010.

According to TODAY, his parents shared Lucas' photo on Instagram using the contest's hashtag and was picked from more than 140,000 entries. The Gerber CEO (Bill Partyka) revealed, "Lucas's smile and happy expression captured the hearts of the Gerber team."

Partyka also shared with TODAY that Lucas "best exemplifies Gerber's longstanding heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby."

The Gerber spokesbaby's mother, Cortney, hopes the world will see him as a fun and loving baby named Lucas, rather than a baby with Down Syndrome.

Congratulations to our 2018 Gerber Spokesbaby Lucas! Welcome to the family Lucas, send him --love! #AnythingForBaby

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