January 22nd, 2009

Product Shill: Fernando Torres

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Oh, why can’t we all live in Fernando Torres’s world?

It’s a world where cheesy synth music plays in earnest, assistant stylists stand frozen in awe of your presence and wig heads feature prominently as an advertising mechanism for success.

(Watch at about 12 seconds in, when a styrofoam head is pushed into the camera-line. Marketing gold, this is).

Also: Nando’s opening walk/shoulder roll to camera is killing us.

via ONTD Football


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60 Responses to “Product Shill: Fernando Torres”

  1. Anon says:

    Hahah I realize how good Fernando looks now with his short brownish hair.

  2. bri_saldana says:

    hahaha my favorite comment so far… "I don't know if I'm going to die of laughter or sexual frustration!" rotflmao!!!

  3. carly says:

    hahaha this is hilarious! Why would he be advertising a hairdresser in Galicia? That's so odd. But I could be there in 2 hours, wonder if Nando will be there…

  4. FirstTeamCoach says:

    WTF – Kickette I just snorted my tea ! ROFL

  5. Berbie's Barbie says:

    This is just weird and funny and really weird.

  6. Dani.Mrs José Manuel Reina (PLQ) says:

    LOL

  7. Anniemay says:

    Yes, this commercial is so funny, but I wish I could tousle Fernando’s hair and get a wink and a big hug from him! What a shame he wasn’t advertising shower gel. I would definitely have Mr T in the Hot 5 (by the way, why isn’t Totti on the list?)

  8. mumu says:

    this was so weard and cool @ the same time, i still luv him.

  9. allison says:

    this is TOO CHEESY! hilarious!

  10. Becca says:

    :O .. how fit does he looooooook?

  11. CJ says:

    LOL, quite funny. very random and totally likeable. i like the woman washing the hair how she's not even paying attention to her client but looking lovingly at the camera. very nice.

  12. 'TorresNubianQu says:

    thank you kickette for making me laugh today i really needed it….NANDO NANDO NANDO i love u an all but that shoulder roll had me in stitches, bless his lil heart, can it get any more cheesier? looool but his accent wooow soooo sexy ;-)

  13. Venice says:

    LOL too good! It’s obviously something like a family owned hair salon, none of the posh stuff so I think it was sweet and funny from him.

    Well I suppose he could also be advertising luxury housing estates like some other players, but I guess with Fernando it’s fun over $$$

  14. Boston Red says:

    Really? A hair salon? His voice is totally doing it for me right now though…

  15. aristeia says:

    That is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, haha! I’m going to guess from the low-production value that the salon is owned by a friend or Nando is doing it as a favor (not saying he didn’t get paid though, he very well may have). The cheese is hilarious– and all the winking, super funny. *squishes him*

    My favorite moment may be when the first wighead appears. It just gets shoved into the picture, lol!

  16. carly says:

    hahaha this is hilarious! Why would he be advertising a hairdresser in Galicia? That's so odd. But I could be there in 2 hours, wonder if Nando will be there…

  17. Avenath says:

    As much as i want to laugh at him, i have to applaud our lovely Nando for actually putting aside his normal standards and doing this for his friend…how so sweet!!…cheesy, but sweet…wait, who am i kidding?!….laughed my arse off on this one…but i still love you, Nando ;)

  18. jigga says:

    YOU IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Its for NIKE he has done one for a dog school too it is all part of a new advertising campaign.

    “ah isnt he sweet helping a friend out”

    No he is doing it for the 3million a year he gets off NIKE.

    LOL

  19. *JustMe* says:

    LMAO This is the best commercial ever!!!

    Torres is simply GREAT!! Helping a friend, say a lot of Mr. Torres <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

    And he’s cute…! The shoulders ‘thing’ is hilarious… wtf? lol

  20. Mrs Metzelder (n says:

    There’s a rumor that this vid is just a spoof ad for a Spanish comedy show…I hope so.

  21. lindsay torres says:

    i feel awkward just watching this…wat is with the closeup of the random head at the end??? ahahh w/e nando looks cute.

  22. Fer9T says:

    Translation to English:

    Hello, I’m Fernando Torres and I welcome you to Gessbra hairdressing salon, owned by my friend Juan Carlos. A business that is taking care of its customers since more than 20 years ago, offering the last trends for men, women and children. From the most classic haircuts to the most innovative ones, no matter the age nor the style. At Gessbra hairdressing salon you’ll find everything to look like me, up to date.

    And if you are getting married you are lucky, because they offer you the best service for the groom and bride.

    From today on, your hairdressing salon in A Coru

  23. Susie says:

    But he has horrible hair?

    Is that Spanish for IRONY?

  24. That Andy Chick says:

    It’s killing you? Me too. I died laughing at it. He looks really good (hard for me to accept ‘cause I’ve always thought he’s kind of weird-looking) and the cheese is great. ROFLMAO.

  25. Raina says:

    Cheese-tastic!  And i’m not sure that’s a good thing!

  26. Sterling says:

    The first three seconds are like the love child of Spike Lee’s camera work and Zoolander.

    What a welcome to this blog.  <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

  27. Jo says:

    Darn.  The vid’s blocked. <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/mad.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="mad" style="border:0;" />

  28. ThunderGirl says:

    OMG, that is so funny! Thanks, Kickette, you totally made my day! Nando is awesome!

  29. Rebecca says:

    Hahahhaa, I can't stop laughing at the shoulder thing! He looks great though, as usual, but why did he agree to be in such a poor made commercial? I'm just playing the intro walk over and over again xD

  30. banri says:

    that shoulder roll is killing me too

  31. annarosetorres says:

    well… that made my day… HAHAH

  32. LizB (Mrs. Vucinic) says:

    That is the cutest thing ever. Makes me love him even more. I think it's awesome he'd do something like this for a friend (cause I can't think why else he'd be doing it). The cheese is awesome and the shoulder roll had me laughing hysterically, especially when he combined it with the winks. I've watched it a million times now.

  33. iinvisible says:

    hahahahahahaha. the shoulders thing is hilarious!!!

  34. liselotte says:

    that was massively hilarious! "Hola, soy Fernando Torres y les doy la bienvenida a la Peluqueria Gessbra" xD he looks like he's trying not to burst into laughter

  35. emzluvznando says:

    aww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sexy or wat! id be to loved up eith him to cut his hair.

  36. suzie says:

    seriously funny. How can he be so cheesy and adorable at the same time. But being his hairdresser at the mo is not something to be proud of.

  37. Helle (Footiegirl) says:

    This was the most fun I have had in days! Seriously – my cheecks are hurting from laughing soooo much. I watched way to many times already… just can't stop.

  38. Akasha says:

    WTF is right. I have never seen so many people looking sooooooooo uncomfortable and fake in a commercial. It's CHEESE at it's best.

  39. Maritza004 says:

    This is the funniest thing I have ever seen! But even though it is incredibly cheesy, I am still in love with Torres!

  40. Bella says:

    I've just watched this so many times that I'm late to work. If they threaten to fire me can I claim that I was taking Spanish lessons? He does speak so beautifully. But the clip is too adorable!!!!!! (And I'm sure he did it as a favor to a friend, La Coruna isn't exactly convenient to Madrid, let alone Liverpool, but they do have it rough economically. Such a sweetheart, sigh.)

  41. The Fourth Official says:

    Footballers selling boots or pop or video games is one thing, but when they start whoring themselves for a hair salon, the world has just gone mad.

  42. DC says:

    the shoulder roll is priceless! can't stop watching it! lol Nando, lol.

  43. Baby Freya (Mrs Arbe says:

    Oh.My.God……i think i just died laughing! Thats hilarious, utterly hilarious! The shoulder roll, excessive winking, random guy pulling fake doll head into camera shot, orange stylists….oh, its too much *bursts into uncontrollable laughter* I do love Nando and his adverts! And big woop to the girls in the Nando and Pool Threads! :)

  44. Paris says:

    Hahaha so funny I dont think I have ever enjoyed a vid so much!

  45. Malin ("MrsFern says:

    Wait. Just, wait,so this is the man responsible for the baaad haircuts?

  46. carly says:

    Malin, Galicia is a region in Spain, above Portugal.

  47. Malin ("MrsFern says:

    Galicia? Oh please please tell me that is not his father in law or something…

  48. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Some much cheese and cringe in this ad. I love it!

  49. FootballerChick43 - says:

    Wow. That may be the most terrible commercial I've ever seen, yet its made absolutely adorable by Fernando Torres. Lucky they picked him – anyone else and it just wouldn't have worked.

  50. Erin says:

    I just keep coming back and watching it again! LOL! It is so hilarious! But what a sweet boy for doing it, despite the cheese and potential embarrassment. Heart of gold. :D

  51. lose that girl says:

    Hilarious! It is obviously a local ad probably produced by a small commercial production shop for mere peanuts. Must be a family friend owning the salon. Maybe Nando gets free haircuts for appearing in their ad!lose that girl blog

  52. Kylah (twinyk) says:

    HAHAHA, oh please let this be a joke. This is soo cheesy. And I really don’t understand why he is doing a shoulder roll. *continues laughing*

  53. HiL says:

    how cute is he! lol

  54. GO says:

    Thank you Kickette! This made my day!!! I think I replayed it way too many times for my own good!! and I agree with aisteia and Venice. Fernando is not the kinda of guy to be “whoring himself”….and I will stop here!

  55. Callie says:

    Oh My Iker. THAT IS GOLD!!!

  56. carly says:

    Malin, Galicia is a region in Spain, above Portugal.

  57. Malin ("MrsFernandoTorres", if I may) says:

    Galicia? Oh please please tell me that is not his father in law or something…

  58. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Some much cheese and cringe in this ad. I love it!

  59. Malin ("MrsFernandoTorres", if I may) says:

    Wait. Just, wait,so this is the man responsible for the baaad haircuts?

  60. Erin says:

    Awwww, that is outstanding! LOL! Cheesy to the max. But I bet anything that’s a friend or a hometown business that he knows, which makes it undeniably sweet. He is a very good lad. Keep up the whoring, Nando! ;)