Nope, you’re not hallucinating. That is NBA Hall-of-Fame star and current TNT sports analysts Charles Barkley in a dress and woman sandals.
The sports commentator agreed to wear a form fitting dress for the next Weight Watchers commercial, that will begin running April 8.
The theme of the ad is to “lose like a man.” (But perhaps the tag line should have been – but dress like a woman?)
In the campaign, Barkley provides commentary on topics including the “man food” he is never deprived of, reasons why guys don’t diet, dieting on your own and being a role model.
“You can’t give fat people small meals and think they’ll stick to the plan,” Barkley said. “I had to learn how to change my eating habits. Let’s be real: You see anyone who gets fat eating fruits and vegetables? So I’m starting to eat more of them now!”
Barkley has dressed in drag before – both times on “Saturday Night Live” — first in 1993, and recently during a hosting gig in January.
Of course, MSDTV will keep you posted. Stay Tuned.