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Central Florida baby is new Gerber 'spokesbaby'

Posted at 1:18 PM, Jun 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-29 13:18:13-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — There's a new Gerber baby in town and he's from Central Florida!

Zane Kahin of Winter Park was crowned as the official 2021 Gerber Spokesbaby, the company announced on Monday. The 4 ½ month-old also takes the honorary role as Gerber's Chief Growing Officer for the year.

According to a press release, Zane won the contest for his bubbly personality that captured the judge's hearts.

"Zane is a little comedian – he loves to crack himself up and even wakes up laughing. His cheerful attitude, captivating giggles, and playful smile can light up any room!"

The little guy loves to bond with his dog, Rexy and Live, and "laugh the day away in his bouncer."

His mother, Erin Kahin, told People that Zane beat all the odds when he was born on February 3.

"When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 27 years old and a newly single woman, my doctors were unsure how the impact of chemotherapy, radiation and a double mastectomy would impact my ability to have children," she told People. "After getting married to my husband over a year ago, we surprisingly conceived naturally and had a near-perfect pregnancy."

Zane's family will be awarded $25,000 and free Gerber products for up to one year.

Zane will serve as the official Chief Taste Tester to taste and review new baby food products. He'll also guest star as Gerber CEO for a day to help make business decisions to help the company.