Rose Lavelle's family wants to know when she'll shoot an Icy Hot commercial with Shaq
- US Women's National Team star Rose Lavelle became Icy Hot's first female brand ambassador last year.
- She joined NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal as a leading face for the pain-management brand.
US Women's National Team superstar Rose Lavelle made history as Icy Hot's first female brand ambassador when she signed on with the pain-management giant last year.
She's already starred in her own TV commercial for the brand, touting the product's contrast therapy for pain relief while dribbling down the pitch. But her family back home in Cincinnati has some big ideas for future ads.
Specifically, they'd like to see their World Cup-winning relative team up with NBA superstar and longtime Icy Hot ambassador Shaquille O'Neal.
"It's so funny because so many of my family members have asked me that," Lavelle told Insider with a chuckle, referring to a potential collaboration with the retired big man. "I don't know, honestly."
The four-time NBA champion has been the face and voice of Icy Hot for many years. Sports fans are undoubtedly familiar with countless ads featuring the 7-foot-1 superstar dribbling, dancing, and dunking his pain away with various Icy Hot products.
He's practically become synonymous with the brand. And though she isn't expected to step in and fill his massive size-23 shoes, Lavelle is eager to help continue that legacy for Icy Hot.
"Shaq has obviously been an amazing spokesperson and representative of the brand," Lavelle said. "So I was happy and excited to join and be able to team up with him in whatever way we can."
Shaq was excited that the 26-year-old was joining the fold, too. In June, he welcomed Lavelle to the team with a tweet to his 15.5 million followers.
—SHAQ.ETH (@SHAQ) June 17, 2021
And after the crafty midfielder helped the USWNT to bronze at the Tokyo Olympics last summer, Shaq tweeted his congratulations to his Icy Hot partner.
—SHAQ.ETH (@SHAQ) August 6, 2021
Though Lavelle isn't sure if and when she'll team up with the basketball Hall of Famer on camera, she's already hard at work promoting Icy Hot in her daily life. It comes naturally, she says, as she regularly uses the brand's products to recover from the grueling combination of the USWNT and National Women's Soccer League seasons.
"I feel like I haven't had an offseason in so long," Lavelle said. "Obviously having Icy Hot as a tool that I can use on my own — like I don't have to like go to anyone for it, it's just something in my home that I can use to help pain management — it's definitely a big part of my recovery."
"They obviously have a very big legacy of helping athletes and just people in general with pain management."
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