Like something out a romance novel sponsored by Yum! Brands Inc., a number of models and actresses — Sports Illustrated’s Chrissy Teigen, Miss California 2012 Leah Cecil, Awkward’s Jessica Lu, and others — have been the recipients of one of the stranger marketing ideas we’ve heard of, especially coming from a company not necessarily associated with model-types.
“A wise woman once said, ‘If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it’ We like you,” reads the note sent to Teigen. “So we wanted to give you this custom Taco Bell ring … You’re funny, cool and you like Taco Bell.”
The creepiest one we saw was this note to a model named Acacia Brinley:
“Following you on Twitter was the best decision we ever made. You’re cool, a great friend and you like Taco Bell! We have to get you into the test kitchen this summer. We only let really cool people see our test kitchen, so you should be psyched. Keep Tweeting & more awesome things like this custom Taco Bell ring will come your way. Hope you like it.
Of course, even if Taco Bell had tried to woo us with ugly rings and sloppy handwriting, we would have had to give it all back, as our policy forbids the accepting of freebies.
You can see more of the notes and the recipients’ responses on Racked.com.