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Spencer Elden (born February 7, 1991) was the baby from the Nevermind cover.

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Spencer was just a few months old when his parents got a call from underwater photographer Kirk Weddle, who asked if he could use their newborn baby as part of a photoshoot for an up-and-coming band called Nirvana. Little did they know, he would be infamous as the naked baby on the nirvana cover with his little wee wee out. At the time, Elden’s father helped with sets, custom rigging and props for photo shoots, which is how he got to know Weddle.

When he is older, Elden has recreated the photo shoot a number of times and has a large tattoo that says “Nevermind” on his chest, he says he hasn’t fully come to terms with being on the album’s cover, 20 plus years late, so we wonder.. will he ever? “I got a little upset for a bit,” he says. “I was trying to reach out to these people. I never met anybody. I didn’t get a call or email. I just woke up already being a part of this huge project. It’s pretty difficult—you feel like you’re famous for nothing, but you didn’t really do anything but their album.”

The question we all want to know... what does it look like now?

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