LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – PHOTOS. Stephanie Courtney’s success as “Flo” the Progressive Insurance Girl makes men weak in the knees. Stephanie Courtney (pictures below) has been covered on LALATE since 2009 when the net started to first recognize the success of Courtney’s character.
And now, over a 1 1/2 years later, Flo is still going strong, and men are still swooning. For many LALATE male readers, the comments have been the same – a proclamation of love and attraction for Flor, and a promise, despite a temptation, not to leave their girlfriends for the fictional lady in the white outfit. Even women have written in to say that their boyfriends talk all the time about Flo, hopefully less than they talk about their own girlfriends.
Stephanie says the following about her character;
“They put me in a very starched apron, and I’m a curvy lady, and, so, when the starched apron gets tied…”
“It’s a pretty cheap costume to make—all you need is a white polo shirt, white jeans, blue Chuck Taylors, and a white apron. And then you just have to do your hair and makeup like that, and Progressive even makes—you can download your own name-tag and cut it out on paper. So it’s a nice, non-slutty Halloween costume.”
Bill Cowen, the PR program director at Villanova University, says the following about Courtney: “She gives us a break from the day-to-day news—and there’s not a lot of good news out there. Anything that gives us a moment to make us laugh, make us smile… That really resonates.
“I think we attach ourselves to her, to characters like that, whether it’s characters in an ad or characters in a sitcom.”