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<  Yao off the court; Yao's personality  ~  YAO MING - PEPSI COLA FAMILY MEMBERS ???

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2003 8:25 pm
User avatarPosts: 59329Location: Hong Kong/ChinaJoined: Tue Feb 25, 2003 5:13 am
Well, the battle of the cola is getting ON !!!

I just read 2 interesting articles (in Chinese) from the sohu website:-

http://sports.sohu.com/85/47/news209654785.shtml
http://sports.sohu.com/39/12/news209661239.shtml

Pepsi had already taped a great commercial (to be publicly released June 1 in China Central TV) featuring Yao Ming with the very popular Taiwan hip-hop signer/writer Jay Chou (周杰伦) , another Pepsi OneStar family members.

To benefit those who cannot read and understand Chinese, here is the summary of the story behind the above 2 articles:-

1. Jay Chou loves music, kungfu and basketball. He was originally scheduled for his 2nd TV ad for Pepsi for this summer.

2. With Yao Ming signing up as another Pepsi big star, the whole idea of bringing the 2 hottest heartthrobs of Asia together in a single commercial popped up.

3. The commercial was taped 2 weeks ago. Originally, Jay Chou was to travel into Shanghai to meet with Yao Ming, to shoot the commercial, to duel it out on the basketball court as well as in the Karaoke room!!! Due to SARS travel restriction, the plan was changed. The commercial has to be shot in separate places. Yao Ming in Shanghai and Jay Chou in Malaysia (or Taiwan ???).

4. In the commercial, Yao Ming played as a NBA basketball guard in USA; he was training hard on court with his fast foot steps and guarding position. After training, he took up a can of Pepsi to drink.

5. Jay Chou meanwhile played as a Bohemian musician, composing his songs with a piano, with a bottle of Pepsi by him. Suddenly, he felt the can of Pepsi shaking and emptying (while Yao Ming was drinking his can of Pepsi on the NBA training court).

6. When Yao Ming finished his can of Pepsi, he crushed the can with one slap of his hand, and on the other side, Jay Chou's Pepsi can also got crushed and came with a loud hic-cup (from Yao Ming)

7. The articles also mentioned that Jay Chou and Yao Ming are great fans of each other, even though they never met before. To prepare himself for the commercial, Jay Chou has been training hard on his basketball, and wish to duel it out with Yao on the court. As for Yao, he like Jay Chou's music also. He often listens to Jay Chou's Chinese hip-hop songs in his spare time.

8. So in a recent Pepsi press conference about the commercial (May 29th), a telephone/video conference had been set up linking Yao Ming (in QinHuangDao) with Jay Chou (in France). They chatted over phone, and agreed for a duel on the basketball court in September in China !!

9. Yao also sent an autographed basketball to Jay and scripted onto the basketball, telling Jay not to sing his lyrics too clear (Jay is famous for mumbling in his songs !!)

10. In return, Jay sent Yao an autographed big poster of himself, scripting on the poster, asking Yao not to play basketball too well, or Yao will drive all basketballers out of business !!!


Well, this looks like a very humorous and interesting commercial to watch. I hope it can be found somewhere on Pepsi website later. Then I can post it here to share with you guys and gals.

Meanwhile, a few photos of Jay Chou and Yao for you guys/gals, as well as how the new Pepsi can looks like with Yao Ming and Jay Chou on them !!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 1:43 am
User avatarPosts: 59329Location: Hong Kong/ChinaJoined: Tue Feb 25, 2003 5:13 am
Well, a few Yao Ming photos for you guys/gals....AT TAPING HIS FIRST PEPSI COLA COMMERCIALS !!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:34 am
Posts: 1319Location: New YorkJoined: Tue Mar 18, 2003 4:52 pm
oh great! now i can't stop examining yao's neck in every picture to see what xraymom sees in his neck.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:11 am
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hehehehe!!!! Can't you SEE it??? Well, it's more when he's playing, actually. Who could concentrate on the neck when he's smiling like that? :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2003 12:21 pm
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Frankly, I don't think any athletes should be endorsing colored carbonated caffeinated sugar-water which does nothing but make u fatter and leach calcium from your bones...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2003 12:29 pm
User avatarPosts: 2949Location: xraymom saysJoined: Thu May 22, 2003 11:52 am
Actually, that's a very good point.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2003 6:08 pm
User avatarPosts: 2540Location: HKSARJoined: Thu May 29, 2003 1:07 am
pryuen wrote:

4. In the commercial, Yao Ming played as a NBA basketball guard in USA; he was training hard on court with his fast foot steps and guarding position. After training, he took up a can of Pepsi to drink.

5. Jay Chou meanwhile played as a Bohemian musician, composing his songs with a piano, with a bottle of Pepsi by him. Suddenly, he felt the can of Pepsi shaking and emptying (while Yao Ming was drinking his can of Pepsi on the NBA training court).

6. When Yao Ming finished his can of Pepsi, he crushed the can with one slap of his hand, and on the other side, Jay Chou's Pepsi can also got crushed and came with a loud hic-cup (from Yao Ming)



Watched the ad 2 days ago on a bus. A little disappointed. Too little "Yao Ming"! Didn't have a line to say! He dribbled(nice foot work), shot and missed(someone should kill the writer!) When he crushed the can, two young girls were yelling "Jay Chou! He's so cute!" behind me. :evil: :x I think Yao should have his own ad. Am I asking too much?


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