Over the past several months, I have slowly found myself falling more and more for a woman who has recently entered my life. She is quirky, energetic, witty, has great style, and looks more than just a little like indie film darling Maggie Gyllenhaal. Basically, she is the ideal lady friend.
Unfortunately, she is fictional, and not even in a cool way. She is Flo, the spokeperson for Progressive Auto Insurance. She exists in some sort of etherial auto insurance / grocery store in the sky where sassy alternative girls from the mid-nineties make you laugh while you purchase piece of mind…. EXAMPLES:
Anyway, after having seen these commercials for so long I started wondering, “Who is this delightful woman?”
I did some research and it turns out that Flo is portrayed by comedian Stephanie Courtney, a member of famed improv group The Groundlings. She has also been on a bunch of sub-par TV shows as well as some movie with Ben Stiller I have never heard of.
Don’t worry about her future though! I have a feeling that she is going to be getting some better roles in soon, and not just as a spokeswoman for yawn inducing products. Fun fact: if you type the phrase “who is the girl…” into google, the second predictive it comes up with is “who is the girl in the progressive commercials”. No joke! If that many people are looking to find out who she is just from a TV commercial, I doubt it will be too long before we are seeing her on SNL or as the quirky best friend in a gay focused sitcom. At the very least, expect to start seeing drag queens performing as her very very soon…
Thoughts? Am I the only one who finds her so endearing?
Am I just being a total fag or what?