12 Weirdest Celebrity Endorsements
Fans are used to seeing celebrities endorsing hip clothing lines and seductive fragrances, luxury cars and popular restaurants. But companies of every kind tempt the stars with fatty paychecks in return for fronting their pricey campaigns and representing any sort of product you can imagine. And the bigger the star, the more the companies are willing to pay and the harder it must be for stars to turn them down. From Brad Pitt to Kim Kardashian, you won’t believe what these celebrities are willing to endorse. Here are 12 of the weirdest celebrity endorsements.
12. Paris Hilton and Hardee’s / Carl’s Jr.
There is a chance that you never saw the 2005 Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. commercial that Paris Hilton starred in and there’s a very good reason for that. The ad for the burger chain that the heiress and socialite starred in was deemed too riské for American audiences. The commercial featured the young Hilton in a barely-there swimsuit lathering up a slick black Bentley…while eating a burger suggestively. Because of course, that’s a totally plausible situation for a super-rich pseudo-celebrity.
11. Penelope Cruz and Nintendo DS
When you think of Penelope Cruz perhaps you immediately think of her sultry eyes or her sultry accent or her sultry acting or her sultry gaming. Wait…gaming…huh?! For whatever reason, in 2012 Penelope Cruz along with her lookalike sister Monica appeared in an advertisement for the new Super Mario Bros game from Nintendo DS. The two sisters battle it out gaming-style and when Penelope loses, she has to dress up like the videogame’s main character, getting done up in the full overalls, hat, and of course, mustache. It’s weird, it’s quirky, but it’s Penelope Cruz, so she can do whatever she wants, even this completely weird and random endorsement.