Meet The First African-American Mr. Clean

Mr Clean Atlanta black manAtlanta-native Mike Jackson has won the title of “The Next Mr. Clean” and will fill in for the cleaning product icon as he enjoys “a much-deserved extended vacation.”

Proctor and Gamble started their search for #TheNextMrClean back in September 2016 and ended with Jackson beating out hundreds of Mr. Clean hopefuls for the title. Jackson’s innovative and creative take on Mr. Clean’s iconic jingle, his strength, bald head and willingness to tackle any mess, solidified him as the winner.

“It’s definitely a dream come true to become the next Mr. Clean,” said Jackson. “While it’s impossible to replace the iconic Mr., I’m excited for this opportunity to help people tackle the most seemingly impossible messes while he’s away… and have some fun!” Jackcon currently works in sports marketing, managing events and emceeing. He enjoys working out, traveling (he’s been to 48 states) and reading. He collects hotel room keys and loves the watching Science Channel, History Channel, ESPN, and Family Guy.

In addition to winning $20,000 and a large supply of Magic Erasers, he also starred in the production of a 2017 limited edition Mr. Clean calendar, which you can view over at the Mr. Clean Facebook Page.

“Mr. Clean has been tough on grease and grime for 60 years and we’re confident that Mike has what it takes,” said Kevin Wenzel, Associate Brand Director, NA Surface Care, P&G. “We had so many great entries in #TheNextMrClean contest and we are very thankful for everyone’s enthusiasm and participation.”

The original animated Mr. Clean also debuted a sexy new Super Bowl LI ad, which we suggest you watch below:

In addition to the limited edition calendar, Jackson will be joining DeMarcus Ware, outside linebacker for the Denver Broncos, to support Mr. Clean as he makes his Super Bowl ad debut in Houston at the end of the month.

Photo Credit: Mr. Clean/Facebook