Pantene’s One-Year-Old Model Is On The Viral List

An Insta-famous baby is Pantene's new brand representative, Fiji Water marketing took over the Golden Globes, everyone is making #TheStew, and more stories that made the internet do a double-take this week...

1. Pantene’s Newest Influencer Is A Baby
We told you baby influencers were starting to be a thing, and now the new face of Pantene is just one year old. The “infant-luencer,” as Elle calls her, went viral last year for her luscious locks, with People writing that “she deserved her very own Pantene ad.” Pantene didn’t miss the opportunity, explaining that, “We went straight to her mother because Chanco’s personality and special character matches our image for women we want to support,” according to The Cut. Baby Chanco got the chance to pose alongside Sato Kondo, a Japanese TV announcer famous for embracing her natural gray hair. The one-year-old also starred in a spot for the hair care company called The Hairy Tale, which explains how not everyone embraced her unique look. Despite some negative attention, Baby Chanco has clearly stolen the hearts of her fans, and now has nearly 350,000 followers on Instagram—plus a budding modeling career.

2. The Fiji Water Girl Won The Golden Globes

The girl gaining the most fame from the Golden Globes isn’t an actor—but she served up looks (and water) nonetheless. Yes, that’s right, the internet cares more about someone who worked the event than Hollywood’s most-famous, according to The Cut. The Fiji Water Girl can be caught looming in the back of myriad A-listers’ photos, like Nicole Kidman and Jamie Lee Curtis (who isn’t happy about it), holding up a silver platter of Fiji water and often making direct eye contact with the camera. Twitter has turned Kelleth Cuthbert into a meme, and she couldn’t be more thrilled, telling Glamour, "I do love…

 
 

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Quote of the Day: “The [financial] industry has been slow to adapt to the ways in which young people want to be communicated with and to communicate with each other.”—Ian Rosen, CEO, StockTwits (YPulse)

Instagram users can now purchase products without leaving the app. The platform’s shopping tags are evolving to allow users to check out directly inside the app from about 20 retailers using saved payment and shipping information. The move doesn’t just give Facebook a direct cut of each sale, but also allows the platform to collect data that they’ll leverage in their ad targeting. Instagram’s influence over young consumers’ purchases continues to skyrocket, and according to our Shoppability trend, 72% of Gen Z & Millennials are open to buying products on social media. (Recode)

Disney and MAC Cosmetics are debuting a nostalgic makeup line for Aladdin fans. The Disney Aladdin collection features lipstick, an eyeshadow palette, and bronzer in jewel and metallic hues that Princess Jasmine might wear with her bright turquoise outfit. The partnership is part of the lead-up to the live-action Aladdin’s debut, and isn’t MAC’s first time introducing fans to whole new worlds of Disney-themed cosmetics. In the past, they’ve also released Cinderella and Disney villains-themed lines. (Teen Vogue)

Google announced their ambitious plan to become “the future of gaming:” a cloud-based streaming service called Stadia. Gamers will be able to play across device (phones, TVs, tablets, etc.) without waiting for the title to load in a YouTube-connected setting. That means viewers can instantly play titles featured in videos and stream their own gameplay to YouTube—which could challenge industry leader, Amazon-owned Twitch. The Netflix-like service is set to launch this year. (The Verge)

Instagrammable dim sum is going global. The craze stared in Hong Kong, where Social Places serves up bao made to look like tiny pigs and charcoal custard bao filled with “a thick liquid that oozes out like lava,” introducing three or four new incarnations each month to keep customers coming back. Meanwhile at Disneyland Hong Kong, Crystal Lotus customers dine on buns that look like their favorite animated characters, including Frozen's Olaf. In the U.S., San Francisco’s Chili House and New York’s RedFarm are some of the first to take on the trend. (Bloomberg)

Netflix’s next choose-your-own-adventure series lets viewers chart Bear Grylls’ journey through the wilderness. Soon, Netflix viewers will have the chance to become outdoors experts from the comfort of their couches, as they make the survival show celebrity’s choices as he traverses tricky situations. Grylls himself says that he’s “giving viewers an all-access pass to explore the world and its landscapes in my boots” and that “For the first time, my survival is in your hands.” (THR)

Quote of the Day: “One of the biggest myths about Millennials is that they do not want to engage with human beings, especially if a chatbot, app, or a website can be deployed.”—Xiomara Lorenzo, Director, Society of Grownups (YPulse)

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