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Have you ever just wanted to tie "Flo" the Progressive Insurance character down to a tanning bed and set it to high? Just say'n...

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Nooo. Pale skin is gorgeous. Leave Flo alone.

I agree. Naturally skin tones are excellent. Purely unnatural (obviously) made-up for tv ad isn't.


No, she has a tan and she is beautiful.

No way!
I gotta Google that. What?!

@PalacinkyPDX Wow, strange. Ugggh, why would the use a fake? Thanks for posting the real Stephanie!

I've never seen the real person, but I'm not surprised. They need ditch the ghoulish make up they use on her. She's beautiful!


Having just had a pre-cancerous mole removed, I’m forced to embrace the no-tan look now. I spent too many years trying to bake my skin to a golden hue.

UUNJ Level 8 Jan 5, 2019

Yeah, we former sun goddesses hate the golden years price.


As someone who is pasty white...and I live in MN so I only have a few months to get sun on my skin, I’ve learned to embrace my paleness!!

And you ARE gorgeous! smile001.gif

@mykhael you are too kind!


I wish that more of society would embrace us pale people. I happen to think natural skin tones, are ALL beautiful.

All ARE indeed beautiful. I was inferring her obviously overly-made-up, unnatural for TV face tone. Natural is good!


Stephanie Courtney has entered the pantheon of the most successful advertising characters of all time. We're likely to keep seeing her for a long time to come. I did spot her on an early episode of Mad Men recently.

DeStijl Level 6 Jan 5, 2019

Great show, and yes, you did.

And you are so right. They'll never ditch her. They know a good marketing thing when they have one!

@mykhael Jan from Toyota is so fuckin' jealous.

@DeStijl I haven't really noticed her in those spots, guess that tell you the depth of her notoriety or my somewhat absence from commercial TV...


No. I find pale skin to be beautiful.

Her's is too fake. Pale is one thing, ghoulish is another..IMHO

@PalacinkyPDX I agree. I much prefer the pale version.
Snow White comes to mind.

@mykhael To each their own.


No, I rather like her.


I rarely appreciate commercial humor, but I'm not too proud to admit that I get a kick out of the Progressive commercials. Also, they were the only insurance company that would insure my ice cream truck.

Rudy1962 Level 9 Jan 5, 2019

I guess your biggest seller is ...Vanilla? (just kidding!)


Because Flo would be sexier the color of a cooked lobster, with skin peeling off in sheets? That's a weird fetish.

Oh, your too far out there. Not what I was alluding to at all. Lighten up.


Everything in my experience tells me to hate Flo, but I just can't. I love her. There. I said it. I love her.

I can't overrule everything in my experience. I despise that mannequin brought to life.

@Paul4747 "Mannequin" is the word.


Taking a violent action against another human rarely, if ever, enters my mind.

jlynn37 Level 8 Jan 5, 2019

Me either, but "Flo" is my exception!


"Have you ever just wanted to tie "Flo" ... sorry i drifted away .. what were you saying?

Ha... I went there too.

Common ground at last, Veteran.


What gets to me are the Liberty Mutual commercials, where they ask you to give them credit and pat them on the back for restoring the full value of a car, when in fact, you have to pay extra for this program.

godef Level 7 Jan 5, 2019

some of the ads are quite dumb, and others are quite clever. stephanie courtney is pretty darned talented (which was not immediately apparent when she began to flog progressive, but later became clear when she started to portray all of flo's family members). whether or not you like the product, whether or not you enjoy the commercials, she has talent. but i have nothing against her skin tone. i'm pretty pale myself, actually.


genessa Level 8 Jan 5, 2019

Yes, I understand she's a pretty decent actress.


No, but I want to do that to 45. Daily.
Okay, fine. Hourly.

KKGator Level 9 Jan 5, 2019

I volunteer to help.



Stefanie got a showcase of a good deal with that ongoing character. She has talent. I've actually ended up with Progressive Insurance. My agent is primarily Farmers but for my needs Progressive is now cheaper so the agent switched me. I do not like to pay more than I have to.


Being someone of pale complexion, no, I have not.

Well...uh, I wouldn't know, given the mask.

@mykhael You can see behind it just by visiting my profile.


I've always wanted to tie Flo down (if she's in to that sort of thing) and do something to her. But a tanning bed is not required for what I have in mind.

webbew1 Level 7 Jan 5, 2019

@PalacinkyPDX Uh...probably not. smile009.gif


i like her almost as much as the whataburger guy. not.... BUT she IS pretty cute when not acting as flo.

SeeCanU Level 7 Jan 5, 2019

You mean like Ivanka does to her daddy?

Is there really something wrong with untanned skin? You would be very uncomfortable visiting countries like Norway, Iceland, and Scotland then.
Also, tanning beds have been linked to cancers, have they not?

Oh no, no aversion natural skin tone at all! She just seems to be unnaturally pale (and clammy).

@mykhael hahaha unlike her “Janice” alter-ego


I'd be happy if she won the lottery and never made another commercial. I think the gekko is cuter, anyway. LOL

zeuser Level 8 Jan 5, 2019

I'm with you. Lizards are better than ghouls!


I am surprised she has been the spokesperson for Progressive for this long. Obviously, it works. Now, I love the Farmers commercials-Hall of Claims.

linxminx Level 7 Jan 5, 2019

Some of my friends have expressed a desire to tie Flo from the progressive commercials down to some kind of bed or other. I don't see it myself. She's too "uncanny valley" -looking for me, like a department store dummy brought to life...

Paul4747 Level 8 Jan 5, 2019

That is what paper bags are for.



lol lol lol

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