Your girl friend nudges you and whispers, “Hey, that guy is looking at you.” You find him cute so you stare back, maybe wink and look away for three seconds. When you look back he’s still staring you down, then he smirks and you notice he has the same golden eyes as Twilight’s Edward Cullen. Upon a deeper look into his irises you see they say two words: “Twilight DVD.”
It’s all a part of the E1 Entertainment’s new “eye-vertisement.” They’re hiring male models to sport the contact lenses and make eye contact with prospective Twilight fans. Apparently, they think this will spark the girls to run to the nearest store and purchase the DVD, instead of running away screaming.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first of outrageous Twilight promotion. One week ago, a mold was made of the real Edward Cullen’s (Robert Pattinson) teeth and was imprinted on select Twilight DVD’s to satiate fans thirst to be bitten by the vampire. Personally, I don’t think that comes close to the real thing.
After the jump, what Twilight fans think of this nonsense.
A passerby asked a young girl, “What are all of you girls waiting in the cold for?” The girl nonchalantly replied, “The Jonas Brothers. Duh.”
On Saturday, fans in middle school, high school and college alike waited, shrieking, in a cluster on the sidewalk near the Apple store at Fifth Avenue and 59th street. Unamused male faces—fathers, boyfriends and younger brothers who were dragged into the cold—dotted the crowd. Fifteen-year old Danielle Barone from Long Island waited outside in 40-degree weather for four hours before the Jonas Brothers made an appearance.
“An email was sent out for their fan club and through their MySpace,” she explained, “for all the fans in the New York City area to come down to 59th street and cheer them on.” The brothers were doing an interview on the CBS Early Show to promote their 3-D concert movie, due out next week, and a few fans would be hand-picked to ask questions. My 13-year-old sister wasn’t one of the lucky ones selected, but she had her question ready. “I probably would’ve asked Nick if he’s really dating Selena Gomez. I’m curious.” The girls around nodded, hopeful that they might one day be the girl linked to the youngest brother.
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