Joan Rivers’ smoking hot body in the GoDaddy.com Super Bowl commercial had everyone talking after the game ended Sunday. Most people knew it wasn’t the 77-year-old comedian’s body supporting the Joan Rivers face at the end of the commercial — a literal cameo — and it wasn’t long before the question of whose body it was had an answer: Tabitha Taylor. But who is Tabitha Taylor, many wondered, and does this mean that she gets equal billing with Rivers as a new GoDaddy.co girl?
Truth is, Taylor already is a Go Daddy girl. A professional model and kickboxing instructor, Taylor was a spokesperson for the company in 2009, after appearing in the now famous “enhancements” commercial alongside Danica Patrick for the website company. And now, according to OK Magazine, it looks as if she’s still a Go Daddy girl. Sort of. At least her body is a Go Daddy girl’s body.
GoDaddy.com has made a reputation for itself with racy Super Bowl ads over the years, many of which have been banned, which in turn has driven traffic to their website to see the racy ads. This year’s commercials didn’t seem to be heading in a different direction. Still, no one expected the twist for the company’s “hottest new domain.”
The 2011 GoDaddy.com Super Bowl commercial caused a stir after the ad, which was promoting the new computer domain “GoDaddy.co,” kept showing a toned and trim body with the head turned from the camera, a teaser for the new “face” of the new domain and the new Go Daddy girl. At commercial’s end, Joan Rivers’ image rested atop the body in a shocking reveal.
A boisterous bunch of guys in the ad go slack-jawed during the reveal. Hand on hip, Rivers says, “Is it hot in here, or is it just me?”
After speculation ran rampant on the Internet about whether or not the body was hers, Rivers took to Twitter to assure everyone that it was indeed her body.
“Yes, yes, yes, it’s my body in the @GoDaddy ad,” she joked. “The New York Knicks can’t be the only ones to share in this pleasure.”
Bob O’Connell pointed out at Zap 2 It that the 25-year-old model had a few things in common with the 77-year-old comedian. They both seemed to be partial to augmentations. And, oddly enough, they do somewhat resemble each other (which might or might not be a result of the plastic surgeries).
But why choose Rivers as the new GoDaddy.co girl?
“They were looking for someone stupid to be their new spokesperson,” she told Rob Shuter at Naughty But Nice. “I’m now Joan.co. It couldn’t be any easier.”
Stupid or not, the advertising twist seems to have worked. Like the Darth Vader Volkswagen commercial, people continue to talk about it.
Besides the GoDaddy.com commercials on her resume, Tabitha Taylor has appeared in several television shows and films. And with her body doubling a hit, Taylor and her body will most likely be in great demand for some time to come.
Joan Rivers continues to be a draw no matter what she’s doing. Currently, the comedienne stars on television with her daughter Melissa in Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best and on Fashion Police. Her autobiographical documentary, “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” was released to rave critical reviews in 2010.