This William Levy Commercial Is Making me Thirsty

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William Levy, the most beautiful man on Planet Earth –and a so-so telenovela actor– is hilarious in these series of new spots for Pepsi Next.

Produced in English and Spanish, the spots feature the Cuban-American heartthrob cheesily playing several roles: An action figure, a rock star, a doctor, a romantic and a sci-fi guy.

My favorite, of course, is the cheesy romantic. It makes me want to grab him a Pepsi Next right this minute.

The Arizona Diamondbacks Lure Hispanic Baseball Fans With Culturally Relevant Hot-Dog

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Los Diamondbacks de Arizona, which is Spanish for The Arizona Diamondbacks, have partnered with the local Univision station to offer Hispanic baseball fans the chance to gobble up at the stadium in a culturally-relevant way: With a $7 “Sonora-style hot-dog.”

Per a press release:

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) will offer a Sonoran-style hot dog at every home game for $7 at Red Hot Grill locations in sections 126 and 320. In addition, the team has partnered with Univision to offer a special Sonoran Dog Package, El Pa’quetellenes, for only $15 that includes an Outfield Reserve ticket, Sonoran-style hot dog, 24 ounce Pepsi and a coupon for a free cookie from SUBWAY® Restaurants. El Pa’quetellenes, presented by Univision, is available at every D-backs home game and can be purchased online at http://www.losdbacks.com.

For the monolingual crowd, paquetellenes is actually a smart made-up word combining the concept of “combo” with “to be full.” And naturally you’ll be full: The so-called Sonoran Dog “is a hot-dog wrapped in a mesquite-smoked bacon that is grilled and then topped with pico de gallo, ranch-style beans, and a mayo drizzle.”

Are you Latin or Latin Looking? Pepsi Needs You!

Attention Latin and Latin looking [sic] people! Pepsi is looking for you, and giving you a chance to make some extra dinerito. Apparently, all you have to do is watch Raising Victor Vargas, and look like an everyday, regular Hispanic, but attractive. Piece of cake!

Here is the original casting call, sent out to this blogger by a loyal -anonymous- reader and via casting company Impossible Casting. Enjoy!

From: Impossible Casting <info@impossiblecasting.com>
Sent: Fri, January 21, 2011 6:52:43 PM
Subject: – Impossible Casting – PEPSI PRINT

NY LATINS NEEDED FOR PEPSI PRINT

TYPE: PRINT
CLIENT: PEPSI
SHOOT LOCATION: NYC
RATE: $900 FLAT FEE
USAGE: Unlimited unrestricted all media except for broadcast, for unlimited time worldwide
SHOOT DATES: February 19, 20 and 21.

DESCRIPTION: Real People Feel and Vibe! A range in Hispanics represented from, Mexican American to Puerto Rican to Dominican…etc. Authenticity is very important. Attractive and approachable but not too beautiful. Should not look like actors. Should look like everyday,
regular people but attractive. Interesting faces, but not too character-y.

LATIN OR LATIN LOOKING

ROLE ONE:  MALE 18-19 LATIN (URBAN VIBE SEE RAISING VICTOR VARGAS)
ROLE TWO: FEMALE 18-19 LATIN  (URBAN VIBE SEE RAISING VICTOR VARGAS)

ROLE THREE:  MALE 25-27 LATIN
ROLE FOUR: FEMALE 25-27 LATIN

ROLE FIVE:  MALE 30-50 LATIN
ROLE SIX: FEMALE 30-50 LATIN

TO SUBMIT: EMAIL PICTURES AND CONTACT INFO TO: SOFTDRINK@IMPOSSIBLECASTING.COM

This blogger was very tempted to apply, but then again my friends tell me I look a bit too “character’y” so I guess I’ll have to pass. What a bummer.

Honor Your Heritage. Eat Pizza. Drink Pepsi. Be Fat

2004.10.01.obese_childrenHispanic Heritage Month is in full swing now, and because there is never a better time to celebrate our heritage, Pizza Patrón has partnered with Pepsi Co. to bring us “!Viva Latino! Pizza Patron y Pepsi Festejan el Mes Patrio” [sic]

Notwithstanding the lack of proper punctuation, the special promotion has been “specifically designed to honor Latin culture” by having us indulge in unhealthy amounts of fast-food and soda.

According to a story in QSR:

With any 2-liter purchase of Pepsi products through September 30, customers will receive a free phone egrip Non-Slip Strip. The egrip […] features the Pizza Patron and Pepsi logos, as well as Pizza Patron’s slogan, “Latin Life, Enjoy.”

Latin Life, Enjoy?

What ever happened to Dr. Manny Alvarez and his Hot Latin Diet?