The New Lucky? Andrew Cooper Sizzles in New Diet Coke Ad

By ABC News

Jan 29, 2013 9:26am

British model Andrew Cooper appears in Diet Cola’s new ad, and he sizzles.

The commercial is making women of all ages swoon, especially his wife.

“She loves it. It’s been on replay a lot,” Cooper said on “Good Morning America” today. “I travel a lot so it’s her way of having me at home when I’m away.”

The commercial marks the 30th anniversary of the drink and features an updated take on the company’s memorable 1994 commercial that featured hunky Lucky Vanous.

In that ad, Vanous played a construction worker who would cool off every day with a Diet Coke. What he didn’t know that a group of women in a nearby office building had made watching his Diet Coke break their daily activity.

Of course, Vanous appeared shirtless.

In the updated version, Cooper plays a gardener. He’s seen pushing a lawnmower while a group of nearby women ogles him shamelessly. One of the women sends a can of Diet Coke rolling down a hill. He picks it up, opens it and the contents come shooting out, spraying his shirt – so he removes it, revealing his well-muscled chest. The womens’ jaws drop.

“The reaction’s been great. It’s only been out a while, but there’s definitely been a lot of hype towards it. It’s been a great thing,” Cooper said.

Vanous was 33 years old when he appeared in the classic Diet Coke commercial. The former Nebraska native stood 6-foot-2. He had served as an Army Ranger.

His counterpart, Cooper, stands 6-foot-1. He runs a pet boutique.

“I’m just a lucky guy … right place, right time. I’m just happy to be a part of it,” he said.

Cooper said he’s been looking to get into acting, so appearing in the sexy new ad is a “nice move in that direction.”

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