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Posted in BS or NOT? You Decide, on August 27th, 2016

The Original Mr Clean – Former Olympic Athlete?

BS or NOTWhere did Proctor & Gamble find the man who is Mr Clean?

There have been many stories about the origin of the lovable character, Mr Clean. Now that his commercials are making a comeback, there is a lot of curiosity about where the body builder came from.

Although no one knows exactly where, there is speculation that the character was originally a Russian weightlifter. He was supposed to be the gold medal hopeful for the Soviet Union in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. This was 2 years before the Mr Clean we all know came out, which was in 1958. Unfortunately, an injury prevented him from competing.

The man who became the physical appearance of Mr Clean worked in an insane asylum in the Soviet Union. He was signed to be the face and body of Mr Clean, simply because he looked so muscular wearing white.

Is this BS or NOT? You Decide.

Mr Clean

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