Toys”R”Us was thrilled to announce the results of its first-ever President of Play national election. A ten-year-old girl by the name of Ariana Gentry from Swansea, IL was sworn into office! Kicking off her inaugural year on the job where she played with the hottest new toys and games and provide shopping recommendations to parents and gift-givers nationwide.
President Of Play
Ariana rose to the top of the ballet in September – standing out from more than 1,000 video submissions thanks to her infectious smile and enthusiasm. She then went on to dominate during in-person interviews as one of 10 semifinalists at the Toys”R”Us headquarters inNew Jersey. Ultimately, the decision was put into the hands of the public after a live Facebook debate against finalists Jessalyn Phanouvong (9) from Fresno, CA and Nate Shue (10) from Fairfax, VA. Though all three candidates went on major charm offensives, it was Ariana who ultimately won over the (tweeting) electorate and proved she was the best kid for the job.
In addition to being the company’s resident toy-tester, Ariana will also serve as a Toys”R”Us spokesperson at events, on social media and anywhere else the company needs a real kid’s input.
Congrats to Ariana the first ever girl President of Play!