Sunday, January 11, 2009

Michael Phelps will not go away

Fresh off his painfully awkward Rosetta Stone commercial, Michael Phelps will be the face of Mazda in China. The uncharismatic one is said to be making $1 million and is currently in Beijing filming TV commercials for the car company.

From the SI.com article:
"We have very strong confidence in him (Phelps)," Mazda vice president Yu Hongjiang said. "We all know the auto industry has had some unsuccessful records with image ambassadors. But there is no doubt this will be successful. ... Currently in China, nobody has the reputation that Phelps has."
No one has the reputation that Phelps has in China? Not even anyone that is actually from China? I know his eight-medal performance at the Olympics was amazing and I'm sure he's a great guy, but is Phelps' 15 minutes up yet?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

im so sick of Phelps...he got his ass saved by Lezak in that relay...