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.