Since 1928, Gerber babies have been a familiar sight in every household. But Gerber also has spokespeople, and one of them has met the original one!
Not many people know that the beautiful Gerber baby sketch is a sketch of a real little girl from 1928. Her name is Ann Turner Cook and she is now over 90 years old.
The sketch was created by artist Dorothy Hope Smith when Gerber was looking for a baby face to be the face of their campaign. Ann Turner Cook’s sketch was chosen and the rest is history. In 90 years, “Gerber baby” has not changed, but that doesn’t mean Ann is the sole spokesperson for Gerber and its various products.
Beginning in 2011, Gerber felt it was time to take a new perspective in his campaign and sought to find additional child spokespeople, one each year. The special factor is that each year Gerber increasingly diversifies its spokespeople, with the aim of demonstrating that the world would benefit more if people united instead of remaining divided.
According to the company, every baby was a Gerber baby and the last Gerber baby turned out to be Lucas Warren, a baby with Down syndrome.
When Ann learned Lucas was nearby, she invited him and his parents to visit and took a charming photo of the two of them.