NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon Products, Inc. today announced that Los Angeles Clippers basketball star Chris Paul will be joining the company's team as the face of a new men's fragrance, Untouchable. A legend in the making, Paul – husband, proud father of two and founder of the CP3 Foundation – represents the future of basketball and the power of the will to win. The new scent will capture the thrill of hitting the court when the crowd is going wild, sinking the game-winning shot and bringing home victory.
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"The drive to win is what gets me out of bed every morning," explains Paul. "This new scent with Avon will capture the competitive attitude that motivates me to play my best on and off the court."
"Chris Paul is such an incredible role model," explains Meg Lerner, Vice President Avon North America Marketing. "He is truly living the American dream, and he owes it all to his hard work and dedication. The new fragrance represents that commitment and all that he has achieved at such a young age."
Untouchable will launch Father's Day 2013 and will feature Chris Paul and his son, Christopher Emmanuel II, in brochure. The fragrance will be available for $25 exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative, call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit www.avon.com.
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with over $10 billion in annual revenue. As the world's largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through approximately 6.4 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon's product line includes beauty, fashion and home products, and features such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, ANEW, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, Avon Naturals, and Mark. Avon is a global leader in the causes of breast cancer and domestic violence, with more than $860 million raised and awarded worldwide through the Avon Foundation for Women and global philanthropic programs. The company is committed to continual improvement in environmental stewardship, and is included in the Newsweek green rankings of the top 500 largest US companies and the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Learn more about Avon at www.avoncompany.com.
About Chris Paul
Chris Paul is a point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers. After attending Wake Forest University on a basketball scholarship, Paul was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets and named NBA Rookie of the Year. Since then, Paul has been a six-time All-Star and a multiple All-NBA and All-Defensive team honoree. He's won two Olympic gold medals with the United States national basketball team. In 2005, Chris established the CP3 Foundation, in honor of his late grandfather to provide scholarships for kids to attend Wake Forest University. Paul is married with two children.
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