Local man enjoys ‘adventurous’ experience as temporary Captain Obvious

Ryan Sergerie is thinking of keeping his beard for any future commercial opportunities

Terrace’s temporary Captain Obvious raps in his own commercial and said he’d be open to doing more in the future.

Ryan Sergerie heard about a contest put on by Hotels.com to be a temporary Captain Obvious earlier this year. He decided to enter since people were telling him he looked a lot like the bearded character dressed in a faux-military uniform, who makes “obvious” comments in commercials for the online hotel booking company.

He says the commercial is on YouTube and has been seen on TV.

The company wrote the rap he performs, but Sergerie says he certainly could have fit at least another 40 words into it in the same amount of time.

“The idea of the commercial was based on my audition tape. They (Hotels.com) said they loved it so much they wanted to use it. It is been shown on Sportsnet. I’ve had several people approach me about it. There wasn’t really any indication that there would be more commercials in the future,” said Sergerie.

“But that doesn’t mean something might not happen. Anything is possible.”

Sergerie said the trip overall was “very adventurous. It was definitely a unique experience. I took advantage of it as much as I could in the big city while I was there,” he said of his trip to Toronto.

“The trip overall was just very glamorous. I was treated to the best part of the city with everything paid for.”

While there, he says he was given $1,000 just for showing up and took in comedy clubs, fine dining, fancy movie theatres in a trip that was non-stop action. Sergerie made a post-experience video and posted it on his Facebook page.

Next up, he is set to be a contestant in the second annual Dude Looks Like a Lady beauty pageant in Terrace later this month, complete with his beard, which he says will be “glitterful.”You can see Sergerie’s commercial and a clip from his winning Captain Obvious video entry on his Facebook page Ryan Samuel Sergerie.

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