Oscar Mayer embraces the Hot Dog Princess
June 13, 2016
The Hot Dog Princess has a first name, it’s A-I-N-S-L-E-Y. The Hot Dog Princess has a second name, it’s T-U-R-N-E-R.
Yes, Oscar Mayer is embracing a new mascot now in Ainsley Turner, the 6-year-old who went viral after she dressed up in a hot dog outfit for a princess-themed costume day at her dance school. Amid a bevy of Cinderellas and Ariels, Turner’s costume stood out.
And Oscar Mayer has rewarded her for drawing the extra attention to its processed meat product.
Turner and her family took a ride on the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile on Sunday, about a month after a photo and video of her and dance classmates built buzz online. The photo featured seven girls wearing princess attire, while Turner wore the type of hot dog suit you might see worn as a stunt by your local street vendor.
When asked why she decided to wear a hot dog costume on princess day, Turner said it was the favorite of all her dress-up costumes.
She was lauded for her confidence and the photo wracked up millions of views with the hashtag #hotdogprincess.
The story was picked up by a number of national news outlets, and Oscar Mayer vice president of public affairs Eric Mittenthal reached out to Turner’s father on Twitter, offering her family and friends free hot dogs.
The company then sent its famed Wienermobile to Holly Springs, North Carolina, where this time Turner wore a more traditional crown as she tooled around town.
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