Sunday, August 4, 2013

August 4: Singer and pink-and-black-clad leather biker girl, Carly Foulkes, is 25-years-old today.


Born in Canada, but spending time in England- Carly Foulkes is a model and actress who became known for appearing in a series of T-Mobile myTouch 4G television commercials, in which she often wore pink/magenta and white summer dresses. 

Foulkes began modeling in the Toronto area at age 13. After high school, she moved to New York to model, then later modeled in Singapore and Europe. After returning to New York to model, she began to pursue acting.

She appeared on the April 2009 cover of Mexican Elle magazine and in advertisements for Rugby Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, Macy's, and Tommy Hilfiger.

Foulkes became the T-Mobile 4G spokesperson in fall 2010 despite not using the American English pronounciation of "mobile" in her audition, but rather pronouncing the word as rhyming with "smile," an accepted Canadian English pronunciation.

Foulkes has been described as a "picture-perfect brunette." A Los Angeles Times writer described her look as Anne Hathaway meets Kim Basinger.

Since becoming the T-Mobile girl she is known for the pink summer dresses that she wears in most of the ads; although more recent commercials are noted for the use of magenta dresses.

One of her more notable commercials was a 2011 holiday season production at the Woodfield Mall. On December 1, 2011 veteran Glee director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directed about six surprise singing and dancing mall performances of "Home for the Holidays" by Foulkes and 100 Chicago-area women in magenta dresses. The performances were later edited into a music video.

In the newest as campaign, Foulkes stars in a commercial, entitled "Alter Ego," in which she discards her usual pink dresses and high heels for a black-and-pink biker outfit and boots before embarking on a motorcycle - and a helicopter- ride.

In June 2011, Foulkes was cast as Retro Girl in the FX Network's television adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' Powers comic series. Bendis describes Foulkes' role as that of the "Princess Di of the Powers world.


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