Gap Unveils Casting Call Contest Winners in babyGap and GapKids

Gap Unveils Casting Call Contest Winners in babyGap and GapKids

GAP CASTING CALL WINNERSSAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4, 2010 / — America has voted – the results are in. Today, Gap revealed the four adorable, charismatic winners of its fourth annual Casting Call contest.

Out of nearly one million entries, the next faces of babyGap and GapKids are William McLaughlin, 11 months, from Medford, MA; Shyenne Walker, 2, from Pembroke Pines, FL; Sammy Isselhardt, 5, from Saratoga, CA; and Madison Russell, 9, from Long Beach, CA.

In addition to receiving incredible prizes from Gap and Disney, the winners will light up babyGap and GapKids store windows coast-to-coast starting today in a campaign featuring Gap’s iconic arch logo hoodie in bright springtime hues.

Shot in San Francisco, the campaign shows each winner wearing the arch logo hoodie in different ways – hood up, hood down, zipped, unzipped, or even layered under a jean jacket.

The four winners of this year’s Casting Call – William, Shyenne, Sammy and Madison – will be featured in the windows of babyGap and GapKids stores from coast-to-coast and receive other incredible prizes from Gap and Disney including a $1,000 Gap gift card and a Disney on Broadway package in New York or Las Vegas for a two-night VIP Lion King experience.

This year, the four Casting Call winners were not the only ones who received great prizes. For the first time, Gap and Disney offered a special Fan Favorite award, as well as a Voters’ Sweepstakes.

The family of Zoe, 3, from Wilmington, NC, received the Fan Favorite award, which was voted on Sept. 22 through Nov. 17, 2009. As the official “Fan Favorite,” Zoe and her family were awarded a weeklong Luxury Included® Caribbean family vacation to Beaches Resorts in Turks and Caicos or Jamaica.

Meet the Winners:

BabyGap [ages four and under]:

Shyenne, 2, from Pembroke Pines, FL, loves making people smile and feel happy. When she isn’t playing with Mommy’s iTouch, she is singing along with her parents to Hip-Hop, R&B and Reggae. Shyenne’s favorite snack foods are vanilla ice cream and watermelon.

William, 11 months, from Medford, MA, can be quite silly and loves singing iconic rhymes like “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and “The Wheels on the Bus.” He loves spending his days with his pet dog at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield.

GapKids [ages five to 10]:

Madison, 9, from Long Beach, CA, might dance her way onto the set of Miley Cyrus’ next video! Madison takes eight dance classes a week ranging in style from Tap, Ballet and Jazz to Hip Hop and Theater. When the dance shoes come off, she enjoys hanging out with friends and watching her brother play ice hockey.

Sammy, 5, from Saratoga, CA, wants to be a break-dancer when he grows up and loves listening to Sammy Hagar and Reggae. His love of the beach and riding his bike keeps him outdoors a lot, but when he finally comes inside for dinner, pizza is his first choice.