Gerber recently announced the winner of their 2018 baby contest. And this year they are making major milestones with the first Gerber’s baby with Down Syndrome. For the first time in eight years (the contest began in 2010), the winner is a child with Down syndrome. One-year-old Lucas Warren, from Dalton, Georgia is the new Gerber baby, and we’ve got the scoop for you!

 

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The 2018 spokesbaby is a coveted title that only one little guy or girl can win. This year’s contest featured 140,000 entries. Lucas’s mom, Cortney Warren, hadn’t even given the contest a thought until a relative showed her an ad for it. Warren posted her son’s photo on Instagram along with the Gerber contest’s hashtag.

Lucas’s dad, Jason Warren, told Today, “We’re hoping this will impact everyone — that it will shed a little bit of light on the special needs community and help more individuals with special needs be accepted and not limited.”

CEO and President of Gerber, Bill Partyka, told Today, “This year, Lucas is the perfect fit.” He noted that the company has always held the belief that, “every baby is a Gerber baby.”

This year’s Gerber baby is a winner on many different levels. From his super-sweet smile to his ability to affect others, Lucas is the perfect pick for this highly coveted title.

What do you think about the new Gerber baby? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

—Erica Loop

 

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