A little cherub named Grace from Pennsylvania beat out more than 180,000 babies to win the fifth annual Gerber Be Our Baby Photo Search.
The Patriot-News in Pennsylvania reports that 7-month-old Grace hails from East Petersburg.
The newspaper interviewed Grace’s mother, Gabrielle, who did not want to share the baby’s last name for security reasons.
“We're still in shock,” Grace’s mommy said. “We're just so thrilled and happy.”
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The contest’s judges reviewed photos of children from newborns to pre-schoolers, hunting for just the right combination of expressiveness and that iconic Gerber chubby-cheeked cuteness.
Grace’s prize for winning the national contest includes $50,000, which her mom says will be used for college, a year’s supply of Gerber baby food and an appearance in a Gerber ad.
Mom took the prize-winning photo, which she was able to capture in that split second where Grace “was posed perfectly,” she said.