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Mark Wahlberg Doesn’t Think We Want To See Him On Billboards Anymore

What the eff is this guy smoking? Has he not seen a photo of himself with his shirt off as of late?

Mark Wahlberg may have jumpstarted his career with an iconic underwear campaign for Calvin Klein (see above…yum), but the actor-producer isn’t looking to have his likeness grace billboards again anytime soon. Come on, man!

Parade.com is reporting that for the past few years, the actor has been working to relaunch Aqua Hydrate, the water brand he owns (Jack Nicklaus, Ron Burkle, and Sean “Diddy” Combs all sit on the board of directors).

In an interview with Parade, Marky Mark talks about his water business, working with Diddy and more.

ON GETTING INTO THE WATER BUSINESS:

“I got into this by accident. I had no desire to be in the beverage business. I was training for The Fighter and a friend brought this guy in with a case of water. He started telling me about reverse osmosis and all of this organic stuff and I said, ‘Dude, I don’t know what you’re talking about. Leave the water and I’ll try it.’ I started drinking the water—I usually drink a gallon or a gallon and a half of water a day— and I immediately recovered quicker, started running eight instead of seven miles a day. So I said I love the product but wasn’t in the beverage business so I couldn’t help them. But then I started talking to people and decided I wanted to get involved somehow.”

ON WHETHER HE WILL GRACE BILLBOARDS LIKE JENNIFER ANISTON DOES FOR SMARTWATER:

“Probably not. I don’t think anyone wants to see me on a billboard anymore. But we do want the top athletes and we’ll have very interesting people endorsing the product.”

ON DIDDY BECAME INVOLVED:

“I was in Vegas at a fight and Diddy comes up to me and goes, ‘Where’s that water? Where’s the water?’ And I told him not to worry about it since it was for me not for him. He said he always wanted his own water so we started talking and then Ron Burkle came on. We feel like we have a special product and we did all these clinical tests against all the premium waters and energy drinks. There are a lot of big athletes who drink the water even though they get paychecks from other drink companies. There is no shortage of people who want to be the face of the water. We’re talking the biggest and the best.”

Check out the rest of the interview here.

Danity Donnaly is a Midwestern mama with class, sass and a love for celebrity gossip. D is a former disc jockey and is a fierce dancer who looks forward to that morning cup of coffee. When she’s not delivering the dish, Danity can be found on Twitter talking smack or shaking her bon bon to any jam by Justin Timberlake or attempting to sing one of her favorite Mariah Carey songs without breaking a window. Yep, she’s THAT good!

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