Aviation Gin has tapped the “Peloton wife” to star in its latest commercial. Monica Ruiz, the actress from the holiday commercial released by the indoor bike start-up that has drawn criticism on social media, raises a glass of Aviation Gin for “new beginnings” in the spot titled “The Gift That Doesn’t Give Back”.
The ad features her in a bar, having a cocktail in the company of two girl friends, who want to help her get over the backlash she faced for her role as “the Peloton wife”.
In the Peloton ad, she played a woman who receives a Peloton bike from her husband for Christmas and then documents her fitness journey for the whole year. She then sits down with her husband, a year later, to watch the video she made, in which she also thanks him for his gift.
Ruiz, an actress and mother of two, met Reynolds for the first time during her first live interview, on Thursday’s episode of Today.