Reese Witherspoon and Avon
Every suburban girl grew up hearing the phrase, “Avon calling.” The mail order company with a person neighborly touch allowed housewives back in the day a chance to earn a few extra bucks by selling beauty products and gifts to other housewives in their community.
It made sense for the company to hire a celebrity spokeswoman to take Avon into the 21st century, but overachieving Reese Witherspoon might not have been the best person for the sell. I mean, Witherspoon just made headlines this week for spending $1,500 on a haircut. I sincerely doubt she’s waiting to buy her bubble bath on sale from her local neighborhood Avon lady. Actually, I doubt her neighbors have even heard of Avon.
(Also, please note that she’s most excited by how many lipsticks Avon sells a minute in this ad than she is about the lipstick itself.)