Baby-faced wonders are taking the LPGA by storm, and so it’s fitting Evian is recasting Lydia Ko with a baby-lookalike photo as part of its “Live Young” campaign.
Photos of Ko’s baby lookalike are featured around the Evian Championship this week with Ko the defending champion.
Photos of Ko will also be on seven million bottles of Evian water being shipped around the world every day for the next two months.
“Have you seen my baby?” Ko said in her pretournament news conference Wednesday. “I’ve never met her, but I still claim her.”
Baby Ko is a computer generated lookalike.
Ko was asked if she was that cute as a baby.
“Unfortunately not,” she said. “I definitely agree she’s cute.”
Ko became the youngest winner of a women’s major claiming Evian last year at 18 years, 4 months and 20 days old. She’s also the youngest winner of any LPGA event. She won the Canadian Women’s Open when she was 15 years, 4 months and 3 days old. She was the youngest player (17) to ascend to No. 1 in the Rolex world rankings and the youngest winner of the Rolex Player of the Year Award (18) and the LPGA money title (18).
The average age of LPGA winners this year is 21.5 years old.