The last person we would have expected to see out shopping for an RV is entertainment personality, Sean Borg, who is usually dressed in a tuxedo and bow-tie walking on red carpets in Hollywood.
The ex-‘TMZ on TV’ reporter — turned ‘Trivago Guy’ was spotted in Cathedral City, near Palm Springs, California test driving large serval motorhomes, including a nifty Thor Hurricane ‘A-Class’ at the top dealership — Mike Thompson RV.
2019 was busy for 52–year–old Borg, who is one of the recognizable faces from the popular Trivago campaigns. Rumor has it; the handsome Brit’ has signed on to co-host a new travel series with the American production company, Netflix, though this is yet to be confirmed by Sean’s representatives.
At 6-foot-1 — fit-framed, Borg cut a casual but stylish figure dressed in a turquoise V–Neck sweater with matching corduroy pants, and trendy plaid baseball boots as he walked around the recreational vehicle before test-driving it. As he drove the vehicle, he chuckled as he struggled to park the large ‘A-Class’ motorhome.
RVing began after the first world war; ingenuity saw that packing a tent, blankets, and cooking gear into cars made free travel convenient. Over the past few years, along with the “tiny-home” boom, RV living became popular again with top celebrities splashing out hundreds of thousands of dollars fancy RVs, fifth wheels, and pop-up trailers in search of peace and tranquility in the outdoors.
It’s unclear if Sean bought the RV he test drove; however, close sources say he plans to hit the road at the end of March, this year.
Now a considerable buzz is exploding on all social media platforms—with Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram equally bemused by the rumors flying.
Who doesn’t know the Trivago Guy or Girl by now? Over the years, they have become a national advertising institution. It appears that fans are on a quest get to the bottom of who will be the “new faces” of its upcoming 2019 and 2020 media-marketing strategy.
One person who stands out, in particular, is former TMZ news guy Sean Borg, seen in a series of Trivago “style” campaign images circulating the Internet, causing a frenzy among Trivago die-hards.
The campaigns have proved immensely popular among travelers worldwide, which saw Australian actress and model, Gabrielle Miller as the Trivago girl. Miller appeared in a series of successful ads, mainly in the UK.
However, according to Diana Vidovic, a former regional manager for Trivago, Miller is on hiatus. Vidovic was quoted recently saying: “While Trivago Girl isn’t gone for good just yet, she’s taking a hiatus.” And the original player, Tim Williams, can still be seen in commercials across the US.
According to Phocuswright research, four out of five people participate in a tour, activity, ticketed event or attraction during their trip and two out of five people research these before they book their flights or accommodation.
Which is precisely why—according to insiders, Trivago’s upcoming advertising campaigns will be more about customer-related experiences.
So, is British-born Borg, one of the hot new faces?
Here’s what we know about Sean Borg. He is no stranger in the world of entertainment.
He is a well-known British host and columnist who has appeared on a number TV shows and showbiz websites over the years, including TMZ, Hollywood 411 (with ‘The Bachelor’ host, Chris Harrison) for TV Guide, and was once even a writer for The New York Post’s — PageSix column.
Borg is also a friend of Hollywood socialite, Paris Hilton. That’s a hotel connection.
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