There’s a commercial on TV quite a bit lately, and EVERY TIME it airs, I get tweets and texts and Facebook messages about it. Have you seen the latest Eggo Waffles commercial? Apparently lots of people think the little girl in it looks like me. Or could be my child. Either way, LOL! I see it!

EggoWafflesGirl Afrobella

I might be biased but I think the ad is super cute. And I love to see the increasing representation of diversity in advertising and media.

Back in 2006 when I started this blog, I remember lamenting the lack of people of color in ads. It felt like a big deal to see a woman with natural hair in an ad back then. And we have come a LONG way, baby.


Of course there’s always further to go, but there are times when I flip channels on TV and can’t help but appreciate the changes that I DO notice.

I’d love to meet this little girl, just so we can take a photo together!

Do you have a commercial lookalike? Tell me your thoughts in the comments!


pets says:
September 30, 2013, 11:17 am
She not only looks like a mini you But that last comment is so you when you were that age with all the brothers looking to huff our eats. Yes it is good to see more diversity but sometimes it still seems to be "brown" rather than black..what do you think?
Michell says:
September 30, 2013, 11:42 am
I so thought the same thing. I almost tweeted you about it myself. Each time I see this commercial I think that could be your little girl.
gabi says:
September 30, 2013, 11:45 am
i think of you EVERY. TIME. it airs. without fail. my bf and i always laugh! i can't get over it!!! she has your EXACT FACE AND HAIR. omg.
Girl...get a life says:
September 30, 2013, 11:47 am
I see it! LOL. At least she's real - people tell me I look like Jazmine Dubois...from the Boondocks! And I agree with what pets says: there is still a lack of diversity in the black people you see on TV - whether it be a commercial, or a series (same goes for film). You still see a lot of biracial black folks or regular light skinned black folks, LOL. We come in a variety of hues and we're all beautiful...I wish we'd see more of a range.
Patti says:
September 30, 2013, 12:53 pm
OMG! She DOES like like you. She's a cutie pie.
Zenzele Bell says:
September 30, 2013, 1:38 pm
I completely agree - there are way more "brown" characters with loose curls, so the problem remains.
Afrobella says:
September 30, 2013, 2:30 pm
It definitely tends to be more brown but I want to believe we're making some kind of progress. Things HAVE gotten somewhat better, no?
Afrobella says:
September 30, 2013, 2:46 pm
If I ever have a child, I have an idea of what she might look like!
Afrobella says:
September 30, 2013, 2:47 pm
AND she can pull off a sassy expression. I want to meet her so bad!
Afrobella says:
September 30, 2013, 2:47 pm
I want to believe things are getting better, but sometimes it feels like we're just sticking to a different stereotype...
Girl...get a life says:
September 30, 2013, 3:24 pm
Things are getting better but, like you said, we've got a long way to go.
Tafari says:
September 30, 2013, 3:38 pm
I have to admit, when I first saw the commercial I totally thought about you and laughed! She's a cute little girl.
LaNeshe says:
September 30, 2013, 4:28 pm
I love that commercial! And she does look like she could be your child, or sister lol
Zenzele Bell says:
September 30, 2013, 4:40 pm
Very true, Afrobella. A couple years ago, we wouldn't have even seen this commercial.
indieblack says:
September 30, 2013, 5:35 pm
Uh, yeah, you do. I thought that the first time I saw it, ha!
Purple says:
October 1, 2013, 5:11 am
Awww... she DOES look like you! How cute.
Cheryl Wright says:
October 5, 2013, 9:53 am
That's what I thought when I saw it last night. The hair. The eyes. The mouth. And let's not forget the facial expression. BAM! Afrobella!
cb says:
October 6, 2013, 2:24 pm
I love seeing that commercial, it is cute and funny...
dave says:
October 9, 2013, 2:55 pm
Both you and Rachel Crow reminds me so much of the little girl in the Cheerios commercial. Cheerios.
Janelle says:
October 10, 2013, 10:09 pm
I just had to read this when I saw the title! I hadn't seen the commercial before. It's super cute! And I agree with you that we are seeing much more diversity in today's commercials. What a great thing :)
Preeti Kaur says:
October 12, 2013, 6:28 am
The ad is sooooo cute <3 And there is remarkable resemblance between you two.
PinStraightHair says:
June 14, 2014, 11:03 am
wow this is really cool ads its remind me a really beautiful ads i saw on TV for years back. it is cute and funny… BTW the little cute baby is looking very charming.