Straight. Fire. Cindy Crawford turns 47 today folks. FORTY SEVEN! And she's still a flat out smokebomb. She's like Benjamin Button or something. Except instead of an old man getting young with numerous plot holes she's just a really hot chick who never ages. And when I saw this on the 'celebrity birthday' list this morning I was IMMEDIATELY reminded of the above Pepsi ad. Now you can talk all you want about the Bar Raefali Go Daddy ad this year or the Budweiser Frogs or blah blah blah but this is the beginning and end of the greatest Super Bowl ads as far as Strange Brew is concerned. Cindy Crawford in her prime just dominating a white tank top and cutoff jean shorts. In the words of Andy Bernard: Nailed it. I think I must have been 8 or 9 when this came out and it was an iconic moment in a Young Jon's life for a couple of reasons. #1 was it let me know I like girls. And #2 was that girls will dictate the choices I make for the rest of my life. Important life lessons at a young age and they've been pretty much cornerstones of my life since then. #1 looked a little suspect when Aaron Rodgers threw on a Super Bowl championship belt but that was what they call 'fleeting' I'm pretty sure. Either way, for those that remember it, this ad was just tremendous. To the point where I'm not sure how Pepsi didn't just fire their entire advertising department afterwards. Like this should have been the only Pepsi aired ever again. It's like throwing 98 mph heat. If you've got it, no reason to not throw it.
PS: Clicking on the user who posted this, MrClassicAds1990s, is a MAJOR mistake. He's got like every ad from the 90's on there and they're set up in playlist form. It's like wandering into an internet black hole. I've still got it running in the background as I type this with no end in site. Looks like Strange Brew International Headquarters is closed early for the day.
Double PS: How about these AT&T 'You will' ads. Us in 1993: What is this demonry you speak of! AT&T 20 years later: Suck it.