Ryan Reynolds and Aviation Gin Toast an 84-Year-Old Leap Baby for Finally Turning 21

She's finally legal to drink—but unsure why some actor cares

Arlene Manko drinking an alcoholic beverage next to a birthday cake with 2 and 1 candles and a bottle of Aviation Gin
Arlene Manko, born in 1936, is finally getting her first legal drink, courtesy of some guy named Ryan Reynolds. Aviation Gin
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Just about every teen feels like it takes forever to turn 21, but Arlene Manko’s wait for a legal drink puts the rest of us to shame.

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@griner david.griner@adweek.com David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."