Monday, June 27, 2016

George Hamilton is the ‘Extra Crispy Colonel’; Why KFC Keeps Switching the Actors

George Hamilton
George Hamilton (Inquisitr/Getty Images)
It is ironic that Kentucky Fried Chicken, aka KFC, has chosen George Hamilton to portray the latest version of the company’s founder, Colonel Harland David Sanders. The commercial is aimed to those who are unaware of who the real Colonel Sanders was, but many of them won’t know who Hamilton is either or why he is perfect to play the “Extra Crispy Colonel.”
 

Kevin Hochman, KFC’s chief marketing officer, says that George was chosen for the new commercials to let people know that the restaurant has the “extra crispy” as second choice, but what younger people won’t understand is that Hollywood has teased Hamilton because of his very dark tanned skin for many years. “Extra Crispy Chicken is fried to a golden brown. George Hamilton isn’t fried to a golden brown, but he is tanned to a golden brown,” says Hochman.



Related: Will the Real Colonel Sanders Please Stand Up?
 

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