Over at Diet Blog, there was an interesting note about how it tends to be "past their prime" celebrities who become the new spokesperson for diet programs. It seems that representing a diet program may help bolster the buzz factor of the "Where are they now" celeb. Let's take a look at some of the notables:
- Rachel Hunter for Slim-Fast
- Kirstie Alley for Jenny Craig
- Valerie Bertinelli for Jenny Craig
- Jenny McCarthy for Weight Watchers
- Anna Nicole Smith for Trim Spa
- Tori Spelling for Nutri-System
- Kristy Swanson for Medifast
- Genie Francis for Medifast
- Carmen Electra for NV diet pills
- Whoopi Glodberg for LA Weight Loss
Yup. There doesn't appear to be any "hot at the top of their game" celebrities in this bunch. I suppose the theory is that an A-lister is already going to be slim and trim so there is no need to pimp diet programs. If you're a former famous celeb who gained a lot of weight, I'm sure the list of movie and TV roles are going to be slim for the picking if any. I guess that diet program spokesperson role starts looking real appetizing to get back in the limelight.
I will never forget when Anna Nicole Smith emerged after her 75 pound weight loss using Trim Spa. That really was one of those magical ad campaigns, and Anna did look spectacular even though I do not believe in the use of diet pills. I really don't get Rachel Hunter for Slim-Fast. The woman is 5'10" at 145 lbs which is hardly fat at all except in distorted model-land.