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Super Bowl XLVII: Celeb Ads

Leah Harari |
January 30, 2013 | 2:17 a.m. PST

Staff Reporter

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Neil Patrick Harris (Pinterest)
While most will be tuning in to the Super Bowl to watch the Ravens and 49ers duke it out, it wouldn’t be football’s biggest game of the year without the commercials. As per usual, advertisers are pulling out the big guns for the biggest event of the year, dishing out a ton of celeb cameos for their T.V. spots. 

"How I Met Your Mother’s" Neil Patrick Harris jumped on the bandwagon first for a set of CBS ads promoting the big game, and according to Business Insider, the star power doesn’t end there for Super Bowl XLVII.

Web domain site GoDaddy.com, known for their hypersexual ads, has nabbed Victoria’s Secret Angel Bar Rafaeli to star alongside its spokeswoman and racecar driver Danica Patrick. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will appear as part of the famous “Got Milk?” campaign’s first-ever Super Bowl commercial, and “Gangnam Style’s” Psy will make his cameo in Wonderful Pistachio’s spot.

Beyoncé Knowles is expected to make her appearance for Pepsi as part of her $50 million brand ambassador deal, and MiO Liquid Water Enhancer scored comedian Tracy Morgan for its profanity, or “bleep”, filled Super Bowl spot. Fellow SNL alum Amy Poehler is set to star for Best Buy.

As for the automakers, Usher and model Kate Upton will lend their faces for luxury brand Mercedes-Benz, while “The Big Bang Theory’s” Kaley Cuoco will play a purple-clad genie for Toyota’s 60-second spot. The Flaming Lips are set to appear in, as well as debut a new song, in an ad for Hyundai.

Here is Kaley Cuoco's ad for Toyota:


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