Carl’s Jr. is Auctioning off Miss Turkey’s Bikini on eBay

Gizem Memic, Miss Turkey

A few weeks ago, the LA Times reported that Carl’s Jr. would be auctioning off, for charity, the bikini worn by Miss Turkey in their latest TV commercial. Well, it’s finally up on eBay, and all the proceeds go to Stars for Troops, Military Charities.

***update: hold the press, I just read the fine print on the eBay auction: first it states, “a charity auction for a bikini custom-made for Miss Turkey to wear in the fast-food chains’ recent commercial.” soon after, it reads “One of only three produced, this never-been-worn bikini will be auctioned” Heh? Never been worn? So, you’re NOT selling the bikini in the picture above, rather, one of the other two that were made as backups or something? Is that what you’re saying? LAME. Off the bid that I was never going to show in the first place.***

I love the idea. CNBC’s Darren Rovell (@DarrenRovell) brought up the point on Twitter, that Sports Illustrated should do this same thing with the swimsuits from the annual Swimsuit Edition. I wholeheartedly agree with him. All LobShots readers know we’d be top bid on Kate Upton’s gear. But more specifically… Kate herself could raise a boat load of cash if she auctioned of her wedding “dress” that she tweeted to me. Another thing… let’s address the elephant in the room… from the neck up, Miss Turkey looks a bit like a dude, right?

-bp

One of only three produced, this never-been-worn bikini will be auctioned

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0 Responses to Carl’s Jr. is Auctioning off Miss Turkey’s Bikini on eBay

  1. Candy says:

    Hurry guys! Get your money ready to bid! Bikini comes with scratch and sniff and signed…The bearded clam was here!

  2. Candy says:

    If anyone does not appreciate my comment that is my point! I don’t appreciate Carl’s Jr’s soft porn which I feel is inappropriate coming through my TV into my living room uninvited. I can choose shows to watch by their ratings, commercials should be keep all viewer friendly.

  3. Mac says:

    Alright, everyone put your hands together and welcome to the main stage it’s Caaaaaaaaandy!!!!”
    Hi there lady, Bathing suits are NOT soft porn. Maybe in the 1930′s they were. But this is the ’90′s. Sex sells, you are just gonna have to face it. Thankfully they only air “Depends” commercials during episodes of Matlock and Murder She Wrote. Appreciate you voicing your opinion though. Have a swell day.

    • Candy says:

      I am referring to Carl’s Jr’s other commercials as well as this one. My problem in this one is she is not just in a bathing suit she starts out in a dress and is stripping it off; It is meant to be very sexual.

  4. Candy says:

    On blogs with high traffic there are a lot of people upset with Carl’s Jr. It is not just one person (me) thinking that their commercials are inappropriate for regular TV. It is interesting that if someone is against this kind of commercial they get called a fat cow or that they are jealous. One person on another blog said, “anyone who doesn’t like this commercial should go kill themselves”. I should go kill myself because I feel Carl’s Jr has crossed the line. Unbelievable mentality!

  5. Nicole B. says:

    @Candy, you inspired me to write!
    I just submitted a rambling blog post to hollywoodstarshoney in which I referenced your comment. I thought it was very interesting and it made me think a lot about how different men and women see each other, sexuality etc.

    If you’re interested here’s the link: http://www.hollywoodstarshoney.com/cultural-commentary/carls-jr-miss-turkey-commercial.html

  6. Pingback: Carls Jr Miss Turkey Commercial | hollywoodstarshoney.com

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