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What happened to the girl from the McCain Super Juicy Corn Cobbettes commercial?

What happened to the girl from the McCain corn commercial? Child star, now 33, reveals how she turned her back on fame – and shares wild secrets about the famous advert

The child actress from the iconic 1997 McCain Super Juicy Corn Cobbettes commercial has resurfaced and spoken about her time filming the advert. 

Rebecca Cross, who was just 10 years old when she appeared in the ad campaign, spoke to Triple M’s The Danny Lakey Late Show earlier this week.

Ms Cross, 33, said that despite the commercial being a hit, she has since turned her back on fame and acting and now works in retail.

What happened to the girl from the McCain Super Juicy Corn Cobbettes commercial? Former child star Rebecca Cross, now 33, has revealed how she turned her back on fame

Ms Cross also confirmed a wild rumour about the advert, telling the radio host the corn she ate in the commercial was indeed fake and made of plastic. 

She went on to reveal the bizarre way she landed the part, saying her audition consisted of eating corn with a group of other child actors. 

Ms Cross added that she and her male co-star, who played her brother in the ad, had to chew on fake corn that had been doused in water.

Iconic! Rebecca Cross, who was just 10 years old when she appeared in the ad, spoke to Triple M's The Danny Lakey Late Show this week. She revealed the corn she ate in the ad was fake and plastic and revealed they auditioned by eating real corn like a corn eating competition

Iconic! Rebecca Cross, who was just 10 years old when she appeared in the ad, spoke to Triple M’s The Danny Lakey Late Show this week. She revealed the corn she ate in the ad was fake and plastic and revealed they auditioned by eating real corn like a corn eating competition

‘I’m not meant to say anything,’ Ms Cross said with a laugh. 

The radio host said they had already spoken to the man who created the fake corn, with Ms Cross saying: ‘He did a good job, didn’t he?’

She then joked that she did some ‘very good acting’ with the fake corn. 

Referring to how she first landed the part, Ms Cross said producers ‘threw corn’ at the kids during the audition.

‘There was about six of us at the table and we sat at a table, and they threw some corn at us, and they told us to eat it,’ she explained. 

‘And they said the first person to finish actually gets another one. And my mother hadn’t fed me that day, so I was quite hungry!’

A classic: In the iconic add, Ms Cross is seen eating corn alongside her onscreen 'brother' (pictured) after their farmer father storms in the house and says: 'Marge! Marge! The rains are 'ere!'

A classic: In the iconic add, Ms Cross is seen eating corn alongside her onscreen ‘brother’ (pictured) after their farmer father storms in the house and says: ‘Marge! Marge! The rains are ‘ere!’

She also said that it took five days to complete the shoot in Broken Hill because they had some dreary weather and ‘really needed to get that picture of the sun’.

Ms Cross went on to say that despite landing the part and doing a few ‘catalogues’, she has since turned her back on showbusiness. 

She revealed that she never got recognised in the street and experienced ‘zero’ fame after the commercial.

But she said her real-life brother still tells everyone that she was the ‘corn girl’.  

Remember her? In July, the child star from the Old El Paso adverts resurfaced and said she's proud to call herself 'that taco girl'

Remember her? In July, the child star from the Old El Paso adverts resurfaced and said she's proud to call herself 'that taco girl'

Remember her? In July, the child star from the Old El Paso adverts resurfaced and said she’s proud to call herself ‘that taco girl’

In the iconic ad, Ms Cross eats corn alongside her brother after their farmer father storms in the house and says: ‘Marge! Marge! The rains are ‘ere!’

In July, the child star from the Old El Paso adverts resurfaced and said she was proud to call herself ‘that taco girl’.

Mia Agraviador was just six years old when the nation fell in love with her catchphrase ‘porque no los dos’, which is Spanish for ‘why not both?’

Now 20 years old, Mia has grown out her short bob and fringe and works as a barista in Sydney. 

Familiar face: Mia Agraviador was just six years old when the nation fell in love with her catchphrase 'porque no los dos', which is Spanish for 'why not both?' Now 20 years old, Mia has grown out her short bob and fringe and works as a barista in Sydney

Familiar face: Mia Agraviador was just six years old when the nation fell in love with her catchphrase ‘porque no los dos’, which is Spanish for ‘why not both?’ Now 20 years old, Mia has grown out her short bob and fringe and works as a barista in Sydney

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