September 22, 2014  

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Subway Films Southern Miss Students for Upcoming Commercial

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Southern Miss student Lauren Pace gets set to participate in a Subway commercial filmed on the Hattiesburg campus. (University Communications photo by Van Arnold)

University of Southern Mississippi student Lauren Pace wastes no time revealing which Subway sandwich tickles her taste buds’ fancy.

“I just love the chicken pizziola,” said Pace, a sophomore communications major from College Station, Texas. “Especially, with the new flatbread they have. They are really delicious.”

Television viewers in the Pine Belt may soon see Pace making her pitch for the chicken pizziola as part of a new Subway commercial filmed on Monday, Oct. 31 outside The Hub on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus. Between 20-25 students participated in the commercial shoot which was produced by Mad Genius Creative Fusion out of Ridgeland, Miss.

Nikki Snellman, a junior from Daphne, Ala., was the first to sit behind the camera extolling the virtues of the Subway menu. “I like all the sandwiches, but my favorite item is actually their spinach salad,” said Snellman, who is majoring in elementary and special education.

Snellman admits the thought of appearing in a TV commercial never crossed her mind when she enrolled at Southern Miss. However, the 2011-12 academic year has already been memorable for the Alabama native who served as the Junior Maid for the Homecoming Court last month.

“Opportunities like this are just so exciting,” she said. “Everything seems to be clicking right now at our university. The football team is 7-1 and I can’t wait to see how things turn out the rest of the year.”