As I’ve mentioned previously, I am the person who helped Tronguy (Jay Maynard) build his suit. Jay is an old, dear friend who asked me to help him with his suit so he could potentially win a costume contest at Penguicon (he did win, btw.) . Of course he did much more than that, and the thing exploded into a media frenzy, making him a permanent part of internet history and culture.
Even during the hard parts (and there were several weeks at the beginning that were very,very difficult- I defy anyone to handle them with more grace than he did. You’d fail- the amount of horrible venom that was directed at him for no real reason at all was not to be believed.), he has always maintained a sense of humor about himself, and the suit. He even attended the Bravo A List awards wearing it (I know, I was with him at the event.)
I think it’s because of that that people still ask him to do appearances and interviews and now, apparently commercials. Way to go, Jay. I had NO IDEA it would turn into this, but this is wonderful. 😀