Ever dreamed about being paid to eat McDonald's or drink McCafe lattes? Mmm fries, mmmm caffeine. Meet Drake Staffer, Kayla Rocca, photographer extraordinaire and the beautiful face that scored her a national campaign for the fast food giant.
Shannon Elizabeth Murphy: How did your McDonald’s commerical career begin?
Kayla Rocca: My agent called me and said that I had an audition for McCafe and that I should dress like a student. There were so many people at the audition and I had to sit with different groups of people just drinking and gazing out the window. We actually drank water in the audition!
SEM: Has acting been something that you’ve always been interested in?
KR: Yes! I went to school for theatre for four years.
SEM: What’s your favourite food at McDonald’s?
KR: Well, I'm a vegetarian! I do love Smartie McFlurries and their fries.
SEM: Have you ever had a birthday party at McDonald's?
KR: Yes! I grew up for a while in Welland and the McDonald's there had a bright orange caboose that was basically my favourite thing ever. It was the party room and I went every year for my birthday until I was six and moved away.
SEM: You’re on a desert island and you have to eat one type of fastfood for the rest of your life, who would you pick?
KR: Oh that's hard... Probably Harvey's because of their veggie burger.
SEM: What’s it like having your face seen in a national campaign? Has anyone ever stopped you on the street?
KR: I've never been stopped before, it's my first national campaign. But the Drake regulars do recognize me from the ad!
SEM: Can we expect to see you in more commercials? What would be your ideal campaign?
KR: Yes hopefully. Probably something creative with singing and dancing. Like a Swiffer commercial!
SEM: Ok, so big question: do you miss McDonald's Pizza?
KR: Oh I totally forgot about that! Yes I do, I remember having it at my birthday parties.