Darth Vader Super Bowl Commercial: Meet Max Page (VIDEO)
Six-year-old Max Page is too cute!
If you loved Volkwagen's commercial starring a mini-Darth Vader whose power can start his dad's car (ha!), then you'll love the little guy behind the mask. Check out Max Page, the six-year-old who overcame a heart defect to achieve national fame.
Max Page and his mom, Jennifer, appeared on the "Today" Show Monday morning so the world could meet the kid whose superpowers started a Volkswagen in the German car company's Super Bowl ad for the 2012 Passat. New York's famed Deutsch Inc. advertising agency held their first kids audition for this commercial on Dec. 29, and Max Page's mom said they had no idea the commercial was being filmed for the Super Bowl until well after filming had begun.
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Meanwhile, adorable Max Page has exploded into an overnight sensation as the Volkswagen commercial went viral with over 15 million views by Monday's press time. Max's mom says she can't even begin to keep up with all the phone calls and messages of congratulations that Max and his family are receiving, and Max reflects on his newfound fame by saying he wishes all his friends at school could see the commercial.
Why else is Max Page's success so stunning? Max was born with a congenital heart defect and wears a pacemaker. His mom explains, "He had his first operation when he was 3-months old and now has a pacemaker ... He's a real inspiration."
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