Lesson In Class
Are Bentley's spokespeople really any classier than Paris Hilton? Carmaker lookspink & petty
Forbes reported that Bentley considers Paris Hilton and her "type" to be "brand-deflating." Although Hilton has been happily driving her customized, hot pink $200,000 Bentley Continental GT since 2008 — and despite the fact that she has been almost retreating from the spotlight in recent years — the car company has now decided to distance itself from the celebrity.
Bentley wants to class it up a bit to appeal to "young, monied drivers."
So who has the company wrangled to sell its $212,800 convertible? Carine Roitfeld — former editor of Vogue Paris (though, at 57, I wouldn't exactly call her "young"). Hunky Argentine polo player and model Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras — who apparently summers with Beth Ostrosky Stern (wife of Howard Stern) in a "strictly platonic relationship." And Peter M. Brant, billionaire and art collector.
Certainly an affluent bunch. Are they classier than Paris?