Thursday, July 26, 2012


"I’m not sure I’ve ever really received BAD advice. If I did, then thank goodness I didn’t listen to it."

Not Wendy Wendy's used to have their owner, Dave Thomas (father of Wendy) as their spokesman. He was a likable fellow and while I don't know if he helped sales any, his ads weren't so annoying I left the room. Dave died in 2002, and for a time Wendy's didn't really have an official face.

Now they have a redheaded girl who is somewhat like the Wendy's logo. The real Wendy Thomas looks more like her dad than the little pigtailed girl, so they found someone else, and her name is Morgan Smith Goodwin. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, and she is a model and actress. Here's a bit of her bio:
The 27-year-old Cullman native, who spent a good deal of time in Birmingham while earning a musical theater degree at Birmingham-Southern College before moving to New York, has the title role in “Sweet Charity,” the Red Mountain Theatre Company musical opening Thursday and running through Oct. 23.
In her short time in New York, Smith has performed in concerts, readings and benefits, and was an original cast member of the off-Broadway show “Freckleface Strawberry.” The show earned nominations from The Outer Critics Circle Awards, The Obie Awards, The Lucille Lortel Awards, and won the TINA Award for Best Musical Ensemble Cast. You can hear Smith on the original cast recording, available on iTunes.
She has a website with some highlights of her past acting work and lots of pictures although the interface is really awkward. She also has a series of silly videos she did with another girl on YouTube, just girls having fun. The Cullman Times profile of her (from her former home in Cullman Alabama) also mentions she sings and dances, and she sang a few songs for Freckleface Strawberry that are apparently available on I-Tunes.

I just think she's cute and seems like a lot of fun, without being unapproachably beautiful. It might be her acting ability, but she also seems approachable and friendly, someone who is just a regular person rather than the mutants Hollywood seems to attract. Which works well for Wendy's because she's fun to watch in the ads. However, she is married (big surprise) so sorry fellas, not available. And she loves Celine Dion, so you know, nobody's perfect.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well I think that Morgan Smith Goodwin is absolutley beautiful. They could not have picked a better rep for Wendy's.