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Iconic “Doritos Girl” Ali Landry, who rose to fame 15 years ago by starring in a Doritos Super Bowl ad, reunited with the Doritos brand once again last night when she announced the five finalists for this year’s Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest.
Selected out of thousands of entrants, the five finalists will now compete for the chance to have their ads air during the Super Bowl XLVII broadcast on Feb. 3, 2013 on CBS.
Two ads will air — one selected by America’s votes and one by the Doritos brand team. The finalist whose ad scores highest on the USA TODAY Ad Meter rankings will be awarded the career-changing opportunity to work with acclaimed film director Michael Bay on the next installment of the blockbuster “Transformers” movie franchise, along with a shot at a $1 million bonus.
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This marks the seventh year in a row consumers have created Super Bowl ads for Doritos, one of the flagship brands from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division.
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“In 1998 little did I know that my participation in a Doritos Super Bowl commercial would change the rest of my life,” said Landry (pictured above), who will be in the Los Angeles area today casting her vote in the contest and greeting fans.
“As I celebrate 15 years as the ‘Doritos Girl,’ I couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Doritos brand to announce the five finalists vying for a life-changing opportunity like the one I had.”
The five Crash the Super Bowl finalist ads (in alphabetical order by finalist last name) are:
- “Goat 4 Sale” by Ben Callner
- “Road Chip” by Tyler Dixon
- “Fashionista Daddy” by Mark Freiburger
- “Express Checkout” by Sasha Shemirani
- “Fetch” by Joe Taranto
Doritos fans can vote each day for their favorite Doritos commercial on the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl-branded app on the Doritos Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/DoritosUSA) and/or on the Facebook mobile app from January 4 to January 29.