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American Idol Alum, Justin Guarini Is Dr. Pepper's 'Lil' Sweet'

If you've ever wondered what happened to Justin Guarini, turns out, you've probably seen his Dr. Pepper commercials and didn't even recognize him!

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For those of you who don't remember, Justin Guarini was American Idol's first season runner up. You know, that dude who lost to Kelly Clarkson back in 2002. Since idol, Guarini has done a lot of theater work on Broadway and is a recurring commentator for the Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News, etc. To those not following his career, it might have appeared like he had fallen off the radar. But it turns out that he's been under our nose all along! Guarini's latest gig has him donning a wig and rocker gear promoting Diet Dr. Pepper as a character named, Lil' Sweet.

Lil' Sweet is a collaboration between Dr. Pepper and I. The whole thought behind him is that we wanted him to be a rock god. He's not necessarily one person – I think he personifies an era of rock and glam. His whole thing is that he also personifies the benefits of Diet Dr. Pepper – you have all the sweetness with none of the calories. And that's why he's so small.

Check out Lil' Sweet do his thang!

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