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KFC Offered $11,000 For Someone To Name Their Baby After Colonel Sanders, And Someone Actually Did It

November 1, 2018

You may've heard about this a few months ago: KFC ran a contest where they'd pay someone $11,000 if they named their baby Harland, which was Colonel Sanders' real name. The baby had to be born on September 9th, which was Sanders' birthday. And someone actually took them up on the offer. Anna Pilson and Decker Platt of Southern Pines, North Carolina had their baby on September 9th, and they named her Harland Rose. They're planning to call her "Harley."

And KFC just announced they won the contest, and Harland will get an $11,000 college scholarship. So that should pay for like three weeks of college when she's ready to go in 2036.