If you've noticed anything different about the new Colonel Sanders, maybe it's because, for the first time ever, the Colonel is a woman.
Country star Reba McEntire is the latest celebrity to wear the iconic white suit, black string tie, glasses, white wig and, yes, goatee. She's part of the campaign for the fast-food chain's new Smoky Mountain BBQ fried chicken. Reba says "I've eaten KFC my whole life. It’s been a favorite. It’s American. It’s wholesome."
Reba becomes the 11th person to play KFC's Col. Harland Sanders, joining the likes of Rob Lowe, George Hamilton Ray Liotta, Billy Zane, Norm Macdonald Jim Gaffigan and Darrell Hammond.
Nothing to see here, folks. Nope, nothin’ at all. Just the same old Colonel with a new flavor of fried chicken. pic.twitter.com/ju2omd07OC— KFC (@kfc) January 26, 2018
Introducing Colonel Sanders. Again. pic.twitter.com/wKompXpZ3v— KFC (@kfc) January 26, 2018