Pop Rocks: The Ten Hottest (Non-Celebrity) Commercial Spokespersons

Nobody watches commercials much these days. Digital TV recorders and the steady decline of network TV mean we no longer have to pay a lot of attention to television advertising. And anyway, companies have figured out other avenues, using the internet and people's foreheads and Jerry Bruckheimer movies to push their products.

It's a shame, in a way, because TV commercials -- more than any bouncy animated .GIF or glossy magazine spread -- have historically been our first introduction to scandalous near-nudity and double entendre. This hasn't always been as prevalent in recent years, but there are still a handful of pitchmen and women (mostly women), who carbonate our hormones. Here's a selection of my favorites, past and present.

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