Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Don't you wanta Fanta?

Whether I'm driving down the highway and see one of their billboards, or between the previews at a movie theater, whenever I see the Fanta fem-bots (who actually look a lot like drag queens up close with their teased hair and bright hot-pants), I always sing it... Wanta Fanta? Don't you wanta? Wanta Fanta? Over and over again. Every time. And yet, it does not make me want to drink a Fanta. In fact, I have never had a sip of Fanta in my life. I see them in my head sometimes when I sing it: Kiki, Capri, Sophia, and Lola... the fabulous fanta-sies known as the Fantanas. And, I found that each of these "girls" has a story. Seriously.

Capri:: Strawberry
Personality: Fashionforward. Silly Streak.
In a Nutshell: Capri's the kind of girl you want to go shopping with. She's tons of fun and knows all of the latest trends because she starts many of them herself. Capri can put an outfit together out of just about anything. But she prefers the cutting-edge of fashion.
Interests: Fanta. Fashion Design. Shopping. Shopping. Shopping.
Part-time job: Stylist for The Fantanas.

Lola: Pineapple
Personality: Brainy, MacGyver.
In a Nutshell: Lola is sophisticated and fun. She has her finger on the pulse of technology and is on the cutting-edge of all things digital. Lola is always next-generation everything. She also knows how to balance studying and playing.
Interests: Fanta. Web surfing. Digital photography and art. Poetry.
Part-time job: Webmaster for fanta.com. Lyricist for The Fantanas.

Sophia: Grape
Personality: Dancing machine. Upbeat. Endless energy.
In a Nutshell: Sophia is full of energy. She's got attitude and spunk. She may be small, but she has a big personality that comes out on the dance floor.
Interests: Fanta. Dancing all night long.
Part-time job: Choreographer for The Fantanas.

Kiki: Orange
Personality: The Leader. Charismatic. Friendly and Free-spirited.
In a Nutshell: Kiki is a natural-born athlete and leader. She can excel in any sport she puts her mind to. She takes the initiative and oozes confidence. When she enters the room, the atmosphere is charged with the possibility that anything can happen.
Interests: Fanta. Surfing. Sea kayaking. Swimming. Water polo. Wave running.
Part-time job: Personal trainer for The Fantanas.

It's like Spice Girls meets the Teletubbies.

But wait, that's not all. In addition to www.fanta.com, I found that they even each have an individual and a group myspace profile(with 15,361 friends), see www.myspace.com/fantanas (sorry, i still don't know how to make a link in my post). Lola is the least popular of the four with 7158 friends. Poor Lola. But then again, who drinks pineapple soda anyway? Isn't it supposed to be about the drinks? Or is it?

What jingles make you wanta sing?
posted by Danielle @ 12:21 AM |


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