McKenzie Schwefel, girl in Monster.com's "When I Grow Up" 1999 ad.

 
 
 

McKenzie Schwefel, girl in Monster.com's "When I Grow Up" 1999 ad.

McKenzie Schwefel told viewers that when she grew up she wanted to have a "brown nose." But at age 7, she didn't know what she was saying.

"I probably didn't know what that line meant until, like, three years later," says Schwefel, now 17 and a high school senior in Minnetonka, Minn.

Schwefel made her experience filming the Monster.com spot and other ads a focus of her college application essays. "I even sent my clip from Monster.com to schools," she said. "I think it made a really big difference. It was nice to be able to show people that I had this thing that made me unique."

Monster.com - When I grow up - (1999) 0:30 (USA)

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To add to the topic, lets not forget the other fun "When I grow up" parodies and variants.

Monster.com Parody spoof - When I Grow Up - VAR (2002) - 2:37 (USA)

JetBlue - When I Grow Up (2004) 0:30 (USA)

FOX - When I Grow Up - (2004) 0:30 (USA)

and the recent BBH variant, kinda.

BBH Graduate Recruitment - When I Grow Up (2007) 1:45 (UK)

Deleted the bestessays link, holy spammy batman, quite irrelevant. We don't need that link in this post. Which is your first post ever made only hours after you've created an account, and contains no words not found in the USAToday article you link to. Don't play me for a fool, thanks.

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