Drew Brees is the newest member of UK boy band One Direction. Harry Styles and friends had to sing their hearts out on “The X Factor” to win their spots in the group — all Drew had to do? Give up his can of Pepsi.
It’s the premise of the latest spot in Pepsi’s “Live For Now” ad campaign, which pits Harry against Drew in a battle for the last can of Pepsi in a green room. After pitting their mutual screaming fans against each other, Niall offers to let Drew join the band if he gives Harry the Pepsi.
“I’m honored to be a part of this,” says Brees, “being able to shoot this commercial with One Direction, who is obviously a global phenomenon.”
The 1D boys, for their part, weren’t sneezing at the chance to share the screen with the legendary quarterback either. “He’s got the big [Super Bowl] ring and stuff, so that’s quite cool,” says Liam. Zayn chimes in with an astute observation, “He’s a big deal.”
The commercial will air during “X Factor USA,” as well as the World Series and NFL games. Fans can watch it now on YouTube.