Ad Track: Signing on to social media; an alluring reader query

The pizza spinner in the ad is real-life pizza-spinning champion Juan Hermosillo. An immigrant from Mexico City who moved to California with his family when he was 11, he began working in a pizzeria a few years later to save money for veterinary school. He went on to open his own restaurant, La Cocina de Isabel, before joining Canada's biggest pizzeria chain, Pizza Pizza, in 2007. Hermosillo is a "trainer, spokesperson and pizza ambassador," according to Pizza Pizza.

In the Visa ad, Hermosillo is filmed inside an actual restaurant, Club Social, in Buenos Aires.

The exterior restaurant is also a restaurant located in Buenos Aires that was given the fictional name Pizza Florenza for the ad.

Q: Who is the young lady in a lot of the Chanel print advertisements? She looks a lot like either Natalie Portman or Keira Knightley.

— Todd Korey, Peoria, Ariz.

A: The woman in the ads is actress Keira Knightley. Chanel tapped the Oscar-nominated actress to appear in ads starting in 2007. She promotes the fragrance Coco Mademoiselle, a scent created in 2001 to reach younger women. Knightley has appeared in print ads, such as the one shown here, and also a TV ad in which she channels a young Coco Chanel.

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