People in the HAL ads

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#2
Western Massachusetts
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Hmmm. What do they look like?
  • Tall. Nope - 4'11"
  • Fit/slim. Nope, like most people. I'm a bit rounder than your "average" model.
  • Really classy "cruise casual" clothing, flowy tops and/or pants (female) pressed chinos and button-down shirt (male). Wrong on both counts - tee-shirts and jeans/shorts, at least during the day. Plus the one outfit on the models probably cost more than my whole wardrobe.
  • Hair = blonde and/or greying, but in an expensive classy way. Uh, well, my hair is platinum and dark purple and it does cost plenty to do that. Does that count?
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#5
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Not us, unfortunately, although I still think my husband is a hunk! A good friend's husband is the silver fox model you see in some Princess and Disney ads. He has also done commercials. On top of all that, he is a super nice man!
#6
San Diego, California
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Well, I'm tall 5'8", slim, and have one of those required short haircuts women my age
(63) get. Besides that I'm pretty wrinkled and only look half decent after a long stint behind the make-up mirror..............so no.
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#7
brazil
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May I brag and say my tall , dark and handsome husband does ( he has those good Brazilian genes !
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#8
Ontario, Canada
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Originally posted by brazilgirl
May I brag and say my tall , dark and handsome husband does ( he has those good Brazilian genes !
Bragging is only allowed when accompanied by a photo.
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#9
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I would be so bold as to suggest they are models........ 'ya think?


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#10
brazil
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Here is my honey advertising the balcony on the Eurodam... Just a peek at him , lol! He'd be mortified by this post!
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#11
Florida
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It has been reported that one couple, that is seen in some Hal web site on-line videos is actually one of Hals Captain's and his wife. Can't remember the name.
#12
Connecticut
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Joined Dec 2006
I'm not a super model, and I've never appeared in a television ad, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night
#13
Virginia
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Joined Jul 2013
Don't ever believe those people in HAL ads or any others are anything but models. The advertising is done through agencies submitting candidates, lots of walk through by models, final choices made by company and lots of work behind the scenes you finally get to see. It's not as glamorous as you would imagine but the pay is good, especially if residuals are involved. Guess that is why I enjoy trying to adhere to the dress code day and night! At the age of 74 I'm still a little vain!!!
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#14
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Nope. I'm too young
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#15
Live in Loveland CO and work in Boulder CO area.
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Originally posted by HamOp
I'm not a super model, and I've never appeared in a television ad, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night

Damn, someone beat me to it...
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#16
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Originally posted by brazilgirl

Here is my honey advertising the balcony on the Eurodam... Just a peek at him , lol! He'd be mortified by this post!

Is this photo from you 'private collection' or is it actually published in HAL advertising?

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#17
North Carolina
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I am 59 going on 60 just like Christie Brinkley (the model), but good grief, I don't look anything like her.........let's face it, my Hollywood days are over! Christie is a freak of nature, too perfect, like most of the people in the HAL ads. I would guess that only a very small percentage of the world's population looks THAT good!

As an aside, I am glad I don't have that burden of being gorgeous, it would be too much work trying to stay that way IMO.
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#18
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I do. Now. (LOL) Of course DH still has the body of a God.

Buddha is a God; right?
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#19
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Originally posted by Irish Eyes Are Sailing
I am 59 going on 60 just like Christie Brinkley (the model), but good grief, I don't look anything like her........[snip]
Neither does she.
#20
brazil
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Originally posted by sail7seas
Is this photo from you 'private collection' or is it actually published in HAL advertising?

My private collection ...but I´d be happy to sell it to HAL for a free cruise!
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