Commercial starring Peoria native expected to break record views

By Anna Yee

May 17, 2013 Updated May 17, 2013 at 8:09 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- You may have heard about the Evian Water baby commercials.

The "roller babies" ad set the Guinness world record for the most viewed online video ad, with more than 65 million hits.

Evian's latest video, "baby&me" is inching closer to breaking that record, and it stars a Peoria native.

Micah Spayer, 26, is a graduate of Richwoods High School and Western Illinois University.

He now lives in New York and is working on a short film.

We caught up with Spayer via Skype.

He says the hometown support he has received has been "simply incredible."

"I've never felt so encouraged and loved for not just what I've done so far, but what I'll continue to do," said Spayer. "I know I'll have the support of many people in Central Illinois, and that's huge."

Spayer says he's confident the "baby&me" commercial, which now has more than 48 million views on YouTube, will break the world record.

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