poster boy

poster boy
(or poster girl or poster child)
noun N. Amer. a person or thing that epitomizes or represents a specified quality, cause, etc.: a walking poster boy for the virtues of clean living.
from the use in print advertisements of good-looking young people and appealing children.

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