Reba McEntire becomes KFC’s first female Colonel Sanders

“I grew up with Kentucky Fried Chicken. It’s part of my story, and I’m so excited to now be part of theirs,” McEntire said in a statement. “I’ve held a lot of roles in my life — sort of like the Colonel himself — but this is certainly the most unique one yet.” (According to this)

The singer teased the announcement with an Instagram pic on Thursday, posting a captionless shot of herself staring into the mirror.




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The country superstar is the first woman to play Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Colonel Sanders, the restaurant announced on Friday. McEntire will start appearing in ads as the Colonel promoting KFC’s new Smoky Mountain BBQ fried chicken beginning on Sunday. 

See McEntire’s first promo images:

Country Superstar Reba McEntire Has New Gig; First Female KFC Colonel Sanders 1

Country Superstar Reba McEntire Has New Gig; First Female KFC Colonel Sanders 2

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