For decades, "Gerber Baby" has been synonymous with chubby cheeks and bright eyes. In short, a darn cute baby. The original Gerber Baby, 85-year-old Ann Turner Cook, stopped by the "Today" show to help introduce the world to 8-month-old Mary Jane Montoya, winner of the baby food company’s new Gerber Baby contest (see her photo above, far right).
Montoya won $50,000, which her parents, Sara and Billy, plan to invest in her college fund. "It's so exciting -- you're just bursting at the seams with pride for your daughter," said her father on NBC’s morning show.
The parents submitted a photo that clearly won over the judges, including Cook. However, like all good models, young Mary Jane wasn’t exactly an easy subject. “It took a little while to get that picture," her mom said, "because she would not stop looking at the grass and looking at the birds."
As for Cook, she lives in Florida and is the proud mother of four grown children. She explained, "The original drawing was sold to GerberRead More »from Meet the original and new Gerber Babies