Talk about breaking glass ceilings. Well, at least KFC shattered that glass with their new spokesperson. Reba McEntire has been tapped to play the iconic spokesperson and founder for the popular chicken brand making her the first female Colonel Harland Sanders.
This ad is the first of many more to come with the music superstar promoting KFC’s new Smoky Mountain BBQ fried chicken. There have been other celebrities who have played the Colonel such as Rob Lowe, George Hamilton, Darrell Hammond, and Jim Gaffigan. They were all male celebrities who portrayed the Colonel in the past. This news of McEntire becoming the next Colonel to say, “it’s finger-lickin’ good,” is wonderful, refreshing news.
Reba McEntire Is The First Female Colonel Sanders
McEntire gave fans a peek into her transformation into the Colonel on Twitter.
The country music superstar and Reba alumna stated, “I grew up with Kentucky Fried Chicken,” in a press release. “It’s part of my story, and I’m so excited to now be part of theirs. I’ve held a lot of roles in my life — sort of like the Colonel himself — but this is certainly the most unique one yet.”
KFC’s Smoky Mountain BBQ fried chicken lunches in participating U.S. restaurants on Monday, January 29, one day after the McEntire’s ad makes its TV debut.
KFC Has A New Ambassador
KFC’s new Smokey Mountain BBQ offers blends of two of America’s favorite things: fried chicken and BBQ sauce. McEntire is very excited to be the next iconic ambassador/founder of one of America’s favorite fast-food chains.