I LIVED IT: I Had Fun at the County Fair and Became the Star of a Prozac Commercial

I Lived it:

When my friend Stacy invited me to the county fair, I knew I was going to have a world of fun. What I didn’t know is that I would become the star of an antidepressant commercial.


I guess a girl can’t laugh arm in arm with her friends at the local fair without becoming the poster child for an SSRI!


I had gotten off the carousel with my friends when I couldn’t help but throw back my head and spin around in a bout of pure laughter. I must have been the face of joy and resilience because that’s when the camera approached me, and behind it, the videographer of the newest Prozac commercial.


At first, I thought nothing of it. I assumed he was a local reporter from the news trying to document ladies living it up at the county fair. I tried to dismiss his presence and enjoy the rest of my night. Several rides and too many funnel cakes later, I felt pure euphoria, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was empowering thousands of people to take the next step in their mental health journey.  


Months later, I’m flipping through the channels, and I see myself enjoying the fair in a Prozac commercial. Why me? Was I evidence of the power of the human spirit coupled with the right dosage of prescription drugs? Yes!


But how did he know I was on Prozac?


That day at the county fair, a star was born, I became the face of a pharmaceutical company. While I’m proud of my contributions to fluoxetine commercials, my stardom was unexpected. That day at the fair I didn’t know I was going to become the prima donna of Prozac, but it’s a role someone had to play.