(WTXL) — Ann Turner Cook, the original Gerber baby, turned 93 on Wednesday.
Cook was only 4-months-old when she became the original Gerber baby.
According to the company’s website, Gerber held a contest in 1928 to find a face to represent their baby food.
Many artists submitted oil paintings, but Dorothy Hope Smith, who specialized in children’s portraits and happened to be Cook’s neighbor, submitted a charcoal sketch which was selected.
Cook’s face appeared on Gerber products beginning in 1928 and became the official trademark in 1931.