After shooting for Peloton (which Ruiz told Hoda Kotb on "The TODAY Show" was "an amazing experience"), Ruiz has become nearly a household name basically overnight, especially now that she's worked under Reynolds. The Aviation Gin opportunity, she said, was one she was hesitant about at first, as she didn't want to make it seem like she was making fun of Peloton. Fortunately, Reynolds' team assured her their goal was simply to "take air out of the situation," she said, and the resulting ad went over very well.
Ruiz told Kotb that even after the Aviation Gin ad, she hopes that people can overlook the fallout of Peloton and keep booking her.
“I hope that people can see me as an actress [and] remember that i’m not actually the Peloton lady and let me work other jobs," she said with a laugh.
Even though Ruiz said she didn't want to come off like she was simply trying to keep herself in the press (and she doesn't, for the record), I can't help but wonder if this ill-fated commercial is about to boost her stardom. After all, she met Ryan freakin' Reynolds this morning -- that's gotta count for something.
Let's learn some more about Ruiz before her career inevitably blows up.