Mr. Clean is getting a make over, and it’s confusing me in all the best ways. Of course I have always found Mr. Clean’s confidence attractive but now he is actively trying to woe me by wiggling his well toned butt while mopping the floor. Why the new moves? A new Mr. Clean. Apparently, the original Mr. Clean is taking a vacation and God bless him, after 60 years he deserves one. So they found an interim Mr. Clean to tidy up in his absence. That man is Mike Jackson from Georgia.
After 60 years of non-stop work, the iconic Mr. Clean has opted to take a much-deserved vacation. But before he could go, he and the Mr. Clean crew had to find a suitable replacement. After a rigorous three-month long search, the next Mr. Clean was found in Georgia native Mike Jackson. By day, Jackson works in sports marketing and in his spare time, he enjoys working out (a classic Mr. Clean activity), travelling around the US (he’s been to 48 states), and reading. Thanks to his already shaved head, sparkling smile, and the addition of a gold hoop earring, Jackson easily snagged the part. “While it’s impossible to replace the iconic Mr., I’m excited for the opportunity to help people tackle the most seemingly impossible messes while he’s away,” he said in a press release.
Contestants were invited to audition live or by sending in a YouTube video to convince the brand why he or she should be the clean-cut cleaning guru’s stand-in. Along with the honor of filling the mascot’s spotless shoes, Jackson won $20,000 and a (practically) lifetime supply of Magic Erasers. And to sweeten the deal, he is even featured in a digital 2017 calendar posing in his new role. The calendar, of course, includes a cleaning tip for each of the twelve months.
Again, so confusing, so beautifully confusing. A hot guy calendar that includes cleaning tips? Uhm – YES PLEASE! Is it awful that even after looking at the very appealing Mr. Jackson the thing that most excited me from that statement is the part about the lifetime supply of Magic Erasers? And bless Jackson for showing such respect to the original Mr. C – that’s class right there.
CB covered Mr. Clean’s Superbowl commercial in her post as well. It really is a whole new side to Mr. Clean, isn’t it? The raw tension in the shower. The force with which he squeezes water from that new, non-smelly sponge. And the cleaning dance? Oh, somebody get my salts! I haven’t been this excited about an ad campaign since Old Spice.
Even with all these new feelings, I won’t lie – the hottest thing in the commercial is watching someone else do the cleaning. The lady’s reaction at the end? I totally get it… as would The Mister if he could figure out how to wash a dish.
The responses on Twitter were almost as good as the ad:
So many surprises so far… The Falcons crushing the Patriots. Gaga jumping off the roof. Realizing I'm sexually attracted to Mr. Clean.
— Aaron Chewning (@AaronChewning) February 6, 2017
Stupid sexy Mr. Clean
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) February 6, 2017
Great, now EVERYONE is gonna be "Slutty Mr Clean" for Halloween
— josh groban (@joshgroban) February 6, 2017
I am OFFENDED by the Mr. Clean advertisement. An alabaster wardrobe so far past Labor Day! pic.twitter.com/jM2NXWiPQR
— Myrna Tellingheusen (@PearlsFromMyrna) February 6, 2017
— Wally Koch (@Wally_Koch) February 6, 2017
— Painted Ladies (@paintedladies09) January 26, 2017
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