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Amphibian is the New Bunny

Betty the Tree Frog Makes Old Cadbury Bunny Green With Envy

 

Ribbiting news! This year, the Cadbury Easter Bunny is toad-ally awesome! Introducing Betty, an Australian White's tree frog, and this year's winner of the 3rd annual Cadbury Bunny Tryouts.

By Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer

The star of the latest Cadbury bunny commercial has been revealed and it's a frog.

The candy company announced the winner of its 2021 Cadbury Bunny tryouts and the coveted rabbit ears will go to Betty, an Australian White tree frog from Florida, reported UPI.

Betty was chosen out of 12,000 finalists and is the first amphibian to represent the brand in its annual Easter commercial.

"Thank you to all of our amazing finalists in the Cadbury Bunny Tryouts this year and congratulations to Betty the frog, our newest Cadbury Bunny!" said Trevor Jakubek, Senior Associate Brand Manager at Cadbury, in a press release.

"We are so excited to pass the coveted ears to her and know that she is going make a great addition to our Cadbury Bunny 'hall of fame.'"

Betty and her owner, University of Central Florida student Kaitlyn Vidal

Cadbury gave the world a glimpse of their "spokesbunny" in an adorable video. "Thank you to all those who entered and voted during the 2021 Cadbury Tryouts! The new Bunny is 🥁... Betty!" the company captioned the clip.

In addition to starring in the 2021 Cadbury Clucking Bunny commercial, Betty also scores $5,000 in cash. The company will donate $15,000 to the ASPCA, to honor all animals nationwide.

"Betty's been a great addition to our home, and we are so glad we get to share her with the rest of the world!" said Betty's owner, Kaitlyn V.

"She has been a wonderful companion at college, and thanks to the support of my friends, family, and the amphibian community, I know she'll make Cadbury proud as she inherits the bunny ears."

Last year's winner was a Treeing Walker coonhound named Lieutenant Dan.

 

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