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New Diet Pepsi Ad Is Shockingly Fake!

There’s a new advertisement for a new Diet Pepsi product called “The New Skinny Can,” and its message is incredibly damaging to consumers. I took notice of this after watching Jay Leno where Sophia Vergara was the guest on the show. (For those of you who don’t know who she is, she’s an actress on the ABC show Modern Family). Anyway, she’s a very beautiful and curvy woman-and is also the spokesperson for this new drink. This advertisement is one of the most Photoshopped pictures I’ve seen in a while. Her face looks like a mannequin and her arm is non-existent.

Does Pepsi really think this looks realistic and attractive? I researched it online after seeing this, and sure enough many people have reacted this way as well. In response, she reportedly said that they “Didn’t Photoshop her arm to make it look thinner, that it was just the angle.” Pepsi and Sophia are completely irresponsible for promoting this to consumers, and they’re not fooling anybody.

What do you think of the ad?

Image: PepsiCo


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  1. MusicianForChrist

    Posted by MusicianForChrist on October 6, 2013 at 13:45

    I thought it was drawing when I first saw it.
    It does look extremely fake, but I will say that my arms and shoulders are about that size, granted, I’m double jointed, so my shoulders can look a little out of joint like her’s do. Her face just looks very airbrushed.
    It’s kind of sad that someone would want to look like that and think that’s attractive. This is the kind of thing that makes girls think they have to be skinny and have perfect skin to be attractive and accepted.

  2. Peacegurl1960

    Posted by Peacegurl1960 on September 28, 2013 at 11:40

    it kinda looks sexy in a way, not a good thing.

  3. hobbithobbithobbit52891

    Posted by hobbithobbithobbit52891 on September 25, 2013 at 15:53

    um really its supposed to be fake no ones trying to say that’s real and really i don’t think that’s damaging to consumers.

  4. goatwrangler

    Posted by goatwrangler on September 4, 2013 at 20:01

    I thought it was a drawing at first!

  5. Posted by on October 23, 2011 at 04:35

    honestly, i think that is just incredibly stupid (the pic not the article) if you are influenced by this ad to go buy the new skinny can pepsi, you could probably be influenced to do drugs or smoke. I prefer sodas in glass bottles because they taste better that way and you can wash them and save them and use them for a flower vsse or something. sadly, most soda doesnt come in glass bottles anymore in the us but it does in africa and mexico (usually its made in mexico) and other foreign countries

    • mkay77

      Posted by mkay77 on September 5, 2013 at 19:31

      I agree with all of what you said! I only purchase Cheerwine in glass bottles (it’s the only fruit-flavoured pop that I enjoy) 😀

  6. Posted by on September 8, 2011 at 15:07

    It looks like the popper her shoulder out of socket. =O If “perfection” looks like your body is falling apart, I don’t want to be “perfect.”

  7. Posted by on August 23, 2011 at 11:15

    Pepsi buys from Senomyx, which uses aborted babies umbilical cord linings to test their products, so I don’t really drink pepsi. Water is healthier.

  8. Posted by on July 4, 2011 at 08:37

    Hey Nicole! I recived an email about the Pepsi Pledge (took out “Under God”)about a year ago. I looked it up on the internet…and it was a hoax! 🙁 Some company is trying to get pepsi out of business or something. Sorry for the misinformation! It’s hard to tell what’s true and false anymore on the internet. I still wish Obama was out of office. If only they could impeach him before it gets any worse. Here is a real video of him making fun of the Bible! This is real…it’s him on there. He takes everything out of context and makes fun of it. 🙁 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi-V_ilJu0w

  9. Posted by on July 1, 2011 at 08:59

    @Jessica and Nicole: actually, Dr. Pepper was the company that did the pledge thing, and they only printed three words: “One Nation… Indivisible.” However, since the ellipses fall where ‘under God’ is written, they were accused of omitting those words. They quickly got rid of the new cans, but the chain emails had begun. Somewhere along the line, ‘Dr. Pepper’ morphed into ‘Pepsi’ (although the two companies are entirely separate), and later ‘Coke.’ Read the whole article here: http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/undergod.asp

  10. Posted by on July 1, 2011 at 08:54

    If Sophia Vergara wants to look like that, she should get her likeness made into a plastic Barbie, not a Pepsi ad.

  11. Posted by on June 30, 2011 at 05:28

    I have something else to tell you that will make you even more upset. The Pepsi company actually changed their pledge. Their pledge is the Pledge to the USA flag, like the red, white and blue they show on the can. They actually took out “One nation, under God”!!! They did this in fear of hurting the muslim’s feelings. This probably had something to do with Obama since he is a muslim. Obama also cancelled “National Prayer Day” in fear of also hurting the muslim’s feelings. What about our feelings….the Christian’s feelings??? Our country WAS founded on Christianity….NOT muslim! So, why are they slowly taking away all of our rights for the muslims?

    • Posted by Nicole on June 30, 2011 at 16:07

      Wait who took out the words “One nation under God?” Diet Pepsi? But where was that displayed in their ads before? I’m a little confused. Also- I know I think it’s absolutely terrible what Obama is doing concerning faith, it’s wrong. And you’re 100% right, all of our founding fathers wrote the constitution, the Declaration of Independence and founded our country and gave us the freedoms we have because they knew that they were God-Given rights! Obama is making a mess out of it. and I don’t support him.

  12. Posted by on May 13, 2011 at 10:16

    It looks compleatly fake!! Its just nasty!!

  13. Posted by on May 6, 2011 at 12:25

    It kinda looks like they added an arm in or something; like its not even connected to her body! I love looking at before and afters for advertisements for just this reason!

  14. Posted by on April 24, 2011 at 20:23

    I think they were going for the posh look of the twenties or thirties, but they missed the mark.

  15. Posted by on April 24, 2011 at 20:22

    It took me a while to realize that that picture was a picture of her because I didn’t recognize her AT ALL!

  16. Posted by on April 20, 2011 at 07:01

    i think it ia aupposed to look like a vintage ad. in that case i don’t think them photoshopping it matters.

  17. Posted by on April 18, 2011 at 05:17

    F-A-K-E double double fake. they cant fool anyone

  18. Posted by on April 14, 2011 at 17:18

    its true that the ad looks fake, but my perspective is that they weren’t trying to make it look natural? they TRIED to make it look as fake as it does.

    but them putting in the effort also means they think it will sell this way. it’s sad how twisted our world is sometimes….

  19. Posted by on April 2, 2011 at 21:12

    I think she looks SOOO FAKE! i wouldn’t even think she was a real person!

  20. Posted by on March 29, 2011 at 12:04

    ewww, that’s really gross. They are showing people(mostly girls) to not eat anything but cokes and then you can look like THIS model. It disgusts me…:/

  21. Posted by on March 17, 2011 at 04:52

    her arm doesn’t look natural. at all. hahaha

  22. Posted by on March 14, 2011 at 18:21

    That looks totally fake! I haven’t seen that commercial yet but good catch!

  23. Posted by on March 14, 2011 at 15:22


  24. Posted by on March 14, 2011 at 10:46

    I had not idea this was Sophia Vergara! What’s the point of having celeb endorsements if you can’t even tell it’s them?

  25. Posted by on March 14, 2011 at 09:22

    Is this for diet pepsi? Or it’s regular pepsi in a smaller can? Does Pepsi really think women are dumb enough to think that a sugary drink in a skinny can will somehow magically make the calories in the can skinnier? Glad they probably spent like millions of dollars on a lame campaign.

    • Posted by Nicole on March 15, 2011 at 08:29

      Hey Devon~
      This is for the new Diet Pepsi can, but the ingredients are the same. And yes they do think they can influence us by this newer ‘sleek’ can. How stupid right?!

      • Posted by on September 5, 2011 at 10:19

        Woww Thats Hilariouss… The World Now And Days.. They Just Want Us To Keep Getting Dumber And Dumber.! -.-

  26. Posted by on March 14, 2011 at 09:20

    What the! That doesn’t look anything like her! Totally ridiculous.