You will never guess who KFC’s new Colonel Sanders is.

The fast food company announced Friday that actor Rob Lowe is taking on the role as the company’s new Colonel Sanders.

The actor will be featured in ads for KFC’s brand new sandwich, the Zinger.

The Zinger is described as a “100 percent white meat breast filet, hand-breaded and fried to a golden brown by trained cooks in every KFC kitchen, and served with lettuce and Colonel’s mayonnaise on a toasted sesame seed bun.”

Lowe, viewed mostly as a romantic lead, seems like an unusual choice to play the elderly Colonel Sanders.

In KFC’s latest ad, Lowe dressed up as an astronaut who is preparing to launch the Zinger into space.

You can see Lowe’s ad on YouTube:

 

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