Who run the fast food world? Girls.
KFC released a video Thursday (Jan. 25) of its first-ever female celebrity suiting up for the role of the iconic Colonel Harland Sanders—and country star Reba McEntire got the honor.
McEntire, who grew up in Oklahoma, was originally approached for the role in December. “I said ‘Holy smokes!’,” she told The Associated Press. “KFC has been a part of my life forever.”
The singer appears in the commercial for the fried chicken chain’s new Smoky Mountain BBQ flavor. McEntire pokes fun in the ad, dressed up in a gray wig and mustache like Colonel Sanders. She sings to an audience while onstage in a white sequined suit, insisting that she is not a woman, but the actual KFC founder himself.
“Absolutely nothing’s changed,” she croons. “Oh, please ignore any likeness to famous country singers. I’m definitely not a woman.”
Watch the video below and catch the ad on TV starting January 28.