Ruiz landed a guest spot on an episode of the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”, his second opportunity since the commercial.
“It was so much fun yesterday! I’ve been watching this show since high school so being on this set was crazy!” the star posted on her Instagram. In her post, Ruiz revealed that the episodes she was featured in will air in late January or early February.
News of her recent role comes on the heels of the Aviation Gin commercial that featured Ruiz. Ryan Reynolds hired the actress to star in the commercial promoting her business in part because he was linked to the criticism that an actor or actress faced for their roles.
Reynolds thought the viral negativity was unfair and said it was “a situation I’ve been in on several occasions before” as an actor.
In the Peloton ad, Ruiz portrays a woman receiving an exercise bike as a Christmas present and recounts her year-long journey to get in shape. The ad ends with the woman thanking her husband for the gift.
After the spot aired, the character was mocked for several reasons: some noted that she was already skinny, others made fun of her for having a “nervous” expression, and others were angry that her husband gave her a gift of exercise as if she needed to lose weight.
Meanwhile, the husband featured in the Peloton ad told FOX Business’ Stuart varney the spotlight last week was both positive and negative for his career.
Although he was able to tell his side of the story to different media, the actor – an elementary school gymnastics teacher by day – said he was getting hurtful messages, which he didn’t appreciate. not because he doesn’t think the ad is sexist.
However, the fallout seems to have turned into a bright spot for the career of young actress Ruiz, who is now moving from commercials to TV shows.
The Associated Press and Julia Limitone of FOX Business contributed to this report.