It is a truth universally acknowledged that celebrities endorse a whole lot of weird products, and it is a truth universally acknowledged that the world wants to know more about these wacky goods. Here are 12 celebrities who have endorsed some sort of cleaning or hygiene product.
Kelly Ripa: Tide to Go pens
Kelly Ripa has got to be one of the most likable personalities in all of show business, and that’s why when she uses her Tide to Go pen while singing, “Na Na, Hey Hey” it’s just about the best thing we’ve ever seen.
Lisa Loeb: Bounty paper towels
It took a bit of Internet digging, but it’s true. The woman behind the Bounty commercials is none other than our favorite raspy-voiced Lisa Loeb! This is simply thrilling. You know what would be even more thrilling? Lisa Loeb singing the commercials! Get on that, Bounty.
Terry Crews: Old Spice deodorant
Terry Crews has more energy and enthusiasm promoting Old Spice than most of us have in an entire year, and you know what? More power to him. More power to him.
Florence Henderson: Polident
Looking for a new denture cleaning product? Having a hard time soaking your teeth? Never fear, Mama Brady is here!
NFL players: One Wipe Charlies
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Don’t even worry about it. “One Wipe Charlies,” a male toilet wipe product, comes along with endorsements from four NFL players: Travis Frederick of the Dallas Cowboys, John Sullivan of the Minnesota Vikings, Eric Wood of the Buffalo Bills and Nick Hardwick of the San Diego Chargers. So there’s that.
Alicia Sacramone: Secret deodorant
Alicia Sacramone’s typical day includes putting on Secret Outlast and being a professional gymnast. Perhaps if we put on Secret Outlast, we will become gymnasts too? No?
Venus Williams: Tide with Febreze
“Venus smells victory!” “If Tide plus Febreze works for Venus, imagine what it will do for you!” These are the real tag lines. We have added nothing.
Madonna: Miele vacuum cleaner
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Madonna’s all about breaking down stereotypes and wearing cone bras and things. She’s also about posing suggestively with a… vacuum. You read that right. When Madonna posted this (non-endorsed) picture with a vacuum before the Met Ball, vacuum sales soared and Miele said they were thinking of doing an entire line in her honor.
Amy Sedaris: Downy fabric softener
Amy Sedaris calls herself a “laundry expert” and then proceeds to do an absolutely adorable commercial for Downy. We buy it. Amy. Come teach us your skills, you laundry specialist, you.
Bryan Cranston: Preparation H
A pre-Walter White Cranston promoting Preparation H is worthy of this list — nay, every list on every topic. Ever. Ever ever.
Lisa Rinna: Depends
“Adult diapers” have got to be one of the most awkwardly named products on the face of this earth, but that doesn’t stop Lisa Rinna from giving her all in endorsing them. Lisa promotes Depends with class, humor and a slinky evening gown. That, my friends, is what we call talent.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: Aquafresh Toothpaste
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Remember back when MK and Ash Olsen were simply “the Olsen twins,” an unstoppable tween force that launched dozens of movies and set the standard for perfect highlights? Yes, well, during this time they were also promoting the Mary-Kate and Ashley Aquafresh toothpaste. It’s totally normal that we want this for nostalgic purposes, right?