Friday, September 14, 2012

Flashback Friday.

About 7 years ago, I was innocently jogging on the treadmill at the gym in Chicago when a guy approached me and asked if I would come to an open call for a commercial.  I had "just the look" they were going for.  I honestly thought it was a lame attempt at a pick-up line.  But I took the card (it was legit) and I did some research (turned out to be legit as well.)

The product?  Dove deodorant.  Recall this was the time that Dove had just launched its "Campaign for Real Beauty" featuring real women in their real underwear.  I wasn't sure I should go to the open casting call for fear of having my semi-nude body plastered all over the streets of Chicago.

But I went.  And as they say, the rest is history:

Please note: I do not speak with an Australian accent in person.  Turns out after the airing of this commercial during Super Bowl 2008, they ran it internationally, which meant they needed to turn their "real" American girls into real Australians, English, New Zealanders, etc.

I thought I had forever lost this video, until a You Tube search proved me wrong. 

And yes, to this day, I still wear Dove Deodorant.


  1. thanks for sharing, that accent threw me for a second!

  2. Hahaha! Australian Sarah is awesome.