The Peloton Wife is certainly riding high off of all the publicity surrounding her controversial ad for a fancy stationery bike.
First, Monica Ruiz followed up her now infamous Peloton ad with a spot for actor Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin company. Now she’s set to appear on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful — and EW has the exclusive first look!
Ruiz will play a doctor. She’s pictured here with the character of Flo Fulton (Katrina Bowden). Ruiz taped her scenes on Dec. 17; her arc will air at the end of January. And apparently, she’s a massive B&B fan: she’s been watching since 1998.
Ruiz first became a household name in November after she starred in the Peloton bike ad that launched Nov. 21. The spot was subsequently slammed on social media because Ruiz’s unseen husband gifted her the $2,245 stationery bike, despite her being a healthy (and very slender) size. The ad, meanwhile, has racked up more than 8 million views on YouTube.
Afterward, Reynolds cast her in his ironic gin ad. In it, Ruiz looks shell-shocked while sitting at a bar during the holidays while her friends assure her “you’re safe here.” They toast “to new beginnings” and drink gin cocktails, with one adding, “you look great, by the way.”
Before she broke out in TV commercials, Ruiz appeared in such series as The Exes and Baby Daddy.
The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays on CBS.