Happy Black History Month y’all!
Mike Jackson, an Atlanta native who also attended historically black Tennessee State University, is the new face of Mr. Clean, beating out thousands of would-be hopefuls in a national competition.
“It’s definitely a dream come true to become the next Mr. Clean,” Jackson said in a statement. “While it’s impossible to replace the iconic Mr., I’m excited for this opportunity to help people tackle the most seemingly impossible messes while he’s away … and have some fun!”
“I’m actually kind of a neat freak…and kind of OCD in my home,” Jackson said of how he felt that he really embodied the character.
Procter & Gamble’s associate brand director for North America Kevin Wenzel said in a statement that “Mr. Clean has been tough on grease and grime for 60 years, and we’re confident that Mike has what it takes.”
He added, “We had so many great entries in #TheNextMrClean contest, and we are very thankful for everyone’s enthusiasm and participation.”
Additionally, Jackson has won $20,000, a lifetime supply of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, and will appear in person at the Super Bowl on Sunday. He also stars in a calendar for Mr. Clean.
Congrats Mike Jackson!
You can check out Mr. Clean’s new “choreplay” commercial, which will air during the Super Bowl, below.