Cornflakes not Wheaties for Phelps
Do you think an Olympic champion should promote sugary cereal?
-Julie Ryan Evans
As the Olympics comes to a close this weekend, many of us will be hungover with longing for the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and if, we’re being honest, well, those muscled, scantily clad swimmers.
But fear not, you’ll be able to view them while eating your breakfast … even if it’s not the breakfast of champions. Breaking with Olympic tradition, Michael Phelps has shunned Wheaties to instead appear on boxes of Corn Flakes and (gasp!) Frosted Corn Flakes.
I have to say I think it’s a little “flaky” that he would endorse a sugared cereal. It’s certainly not a healthy choice, and it’s not like he’s not going to get a bazillion other endorsement deals. So why not keep with tradition and fight cavities and child obesity along the way?
The new boxes hit shelves in mid-September and don’t show a whole lot of Phelps’ amazing physique. But fear not – leave it to Perez to create the cover we REALLY want to see regardless of what kind of cereal is in the box.
Tell us: Are you disappointed Phelps will appear on Corn Flakes instead of Wheaties?