Watch Malin Ackerman revisit her first-ever role as a Noxzema girl

I’ve got toe thumbs! Ackerman also let host Lola Ogunnaike in on a trade secret that almost prevented her from getting the part. “Oh my god, I was probably 18 years old? Malin Ackerman clearly couldn’t believe it when Couch Surfing unearthed her first-ever role, as the leading lady in a Noxzema commercial. “I was so excited because Noxzema was such a big moment. 17?” she said of her big break. “A lot of times for skin products like that, after you do the audition they go ‘Now show us your hands,’” she said. …Luckily they didn’t ask me to show my hands in the audition, because I would have lost the job!”
Watch her appearance on Couch Surfing above. “Look at my hands. Watch the full episode of Couch Surfing streaming now on PeopleTV.com, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite device. There were the Noxzema girls before me and they got so much notoriety for being the Noxzema girl,” she explained, “So I was really excited.” After the commercial aired, people would even identify her as the Noxzema girl when she walked down the street.

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