I know I keep saying it, but I am going to say it again: #BlackGirlMagic is what we need to get us through these dark coronavirus times.
“Hello and congratulations to Magnolia, our 2020 Gerber Spokesbaby! We’re thrilled to welcome you to our growing Gerber family! ,” Gerber wrote on their Instagram page on Friday.
This little chocolate drop restores our faith in humanity. Just look at her little turban and precious smile!!!
According to TODAY.com, the baby brand revealed that Magnolia is the first Gerber baby who was adopted, and is part of a new generation of groundbreaking spokesbabies, “[following] in the baby steps of the first Gerber baby with Down syndrome and the first one of Hmong descent.”
Magnolia’s parents, Courtney and Russell Earl, who live in Ross, California, were joined by Magnolia and their older daughters, Whitney, 12, and Charlotte, 8, to get the amazing news.
“This is incredible,” Courtney Earl said. “It means that when people see our families, or if you see a family that doesn’t necessarily match, that you don’t have to question the belonging of anybody in that family.”
“Mommy always says a family is built on love,” Russell Earl said. “We may all look different, but we’re one family.”
The family also shared that they are still in contact with Magnolia’s biological family.
“We celebrate adoption in our family every single day,” Courtney stressed, adding, “The real hero in this story are Magnolia’s birth parents. They chose her life, and they sent her on this incredible journey.”
As TODAY noted, “Magnolia will be featured on Gerber’s social media channels and marketing campaigns for the next year. Her family also won a $25,000 prize and will be given $1,000 by Gerber Childrenswear, $1,000 from Walmart and phones with a year of unlimited free service from Verizon.”
Magnolia was chosen among 327,000 contestants.
We can’t wait to see her ads!