Mar 28, 2024 - News

Will the real Caitlin please stand up?

a facebook profile of a caitlin clark doppleganger
Photo: WBB Clips courtesy Xfinity

A casting director discovered a Scottsdale, Arizona, woman on LinkedIn and quickly put her in a commercial that debuted over the weekend, writes Axios Phoenix's Jessica Boehm.

Why it matters: The woman had no professional acting experience, but met the only qualification for the role: She shares a name with college basketball sensation Caitlin Clark.

The big picture: Xfinity's new "real deal" TV ad campaign features Scottsdale's Clark struggling to complete a series of basketball drills, followed by shots of the University of Iowa's Clark easily sinking a half-court shot.

  • "Not all Caitlin Clarks are the same. Just like not all internet providers are the same. Don't settle," the narrator says.

How it happened: The Scottsdale Clark is a local city planner for her state. Xfinity reached out to her on LinkedIn earlier this month and asked her to record a short audition video, she told Axios Phoenix.

  • She thought it was a scam at first, but about a week and a half later, Clark was filming in Los Angeles.

Full story: Meet Caitlin Clark's Arizona doppelganger

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