(NEW YORK) — Little League star Mo’ne Davis is back in the spotlight, starring in a new Chevrolet ad that aired during Game 1 of the World Series.
And the pint-sized pitcher is still out to prove that throwing like a girl is a good thing.
Davis said she had “the best summer of my young life” as the star of Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons. She led the team to the Little League World Series and made history as one of the few girls to play in the series, and the first Little Leaguer ever to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
“I stand for girls who want to play sports with the boys and to be a role model for people young and old,” Davis, 13, says in the commercial, directed by Spike Lee. “I throw 70 miles per hour — that’s throwing like a girl.”
Chevrolet posted a longer version of the commercial, which aired Tuesday night, on YouTube that includes interviews with her family, coach and other people who have come in contact with the young star.
“There’s this little girl that I’d never seen before and she’s throwing these effortless, perfect spirals, once after another,” said coach Steve Bandura, who spotted Davis on the field when she was only seven years old. “And she’s throwing them like twenty yards and it just looked like it was computer-generated.”
The NCAA says Davis’ appearance in the Chevy ad won’t affect her eligibility to someday play college sports.
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