It’s tough to reach your peak in childhood—just ask Jodie Foster. No disrespect to her performance as an awkward shut-in in “Nell,” but Foster’s finest performance is, was, and forever will be her acting debut as the Little Miss Coppertone sunscreen girl. Let’s hope Alaina Thompson doesn’t suffer the same fate. The five-year-old, who revives the iconic ad after winning a Facebook contest search, tells her new employer she eventually sees herself in all kinds of jobs, “like a ‘hair saloner,’ a McDonald’s girl, or a dance teacher.” Dream big, little one.
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