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Jared Fogle, Subway
If being a spokesperson was an Olympic event, then Fogle would be the gold medalist. The 35-year-old pitchman for Subway lost 235 pounds by eating only Subway subs for one year in college and turned that success into an even bigger one, a 15-year and counting career as the face of Subway.
Working for the sandwich chain has been the only career Fogle, an Indiana University undergrad when he was plucked from obscurity to stardom, has ever known.
"After the third commercial I thought, 'Maybe there's something more to this,'" Fogle told ABCNews.com. "I never would have thought 15 years, that's for sure."
Fogle, who still lives in Indianapolis with his wife and young son, credits the fact that he is not an actor and that he has a relatable story – a struggle with weight – for his longevity in an often-fickle business.
"I think sometimes in life, with a lot of companies, somebody loses out," he said. "But in this case, Subway has done well, I've gotten a lot out of it and the customer, when they come in, they get a good product."