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· Willard Scott, Today Weather Forecaster and First Ronald McDonald, Has Died
· McDonald's worker, 40, becomes one of Britain's strongest women after bulking up by eating burgers and McFlurrys at work
Willard Scott, Today Weather Forecaster and First Ronald McDonald, Has Died
The quintessential wacky morning weatherman’s career lasted six decades.
By Jordan Hoffman, Vanity Fair
September 5, 2021
Willard Scott, the longtime television personality best known as an upbeat meteorologist on the Today show, has died. His passing was confirmed by his brother-in-weather, Al Roker, on Instagram, where the current Today star called Scott a “second dad.” Scott was 87 years old.
Scott’s career began in the mid-1950s on radio in the Washington, D.C. area, where he appeared on a comedy series called The Joy Boys. He also appeared as the D.C.-area Bozo the Clown on WRC, an NBC affiliate. (There were different Bozos in different markets.)
In 1963, based on the strength of his Bozo work, McDonald’s hired him to develop a new character for local advertisements, thus giving birth to Ronald McDonald, the Hamburger-Happy Clown. However, Scott was not selected to become the national representative of the fast-food restaurant, due to, in his words, “his corpulence.”
Scott turned his attention to meteorology in 1967 at WRC, leaning into the role of the wacky weatherman. (The New York Times cites a Groundhog Day appearance in which he donned an enormous rodent costume.)
In 1980, he got the call to come up to the big leagues and anchor the weather desk for NBC’s national morning program, the Today show...
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McDonald's worker, 40, becomes one of Britain's strongest women after bulking up by eating burgers and McFlurrys at work
Maria Krzesinska, 40, from Dudley likes to lift cars and pull lorries in spare time
Trained four times a week to becomes one of Britain's strongest woman
Mum-of-three credits her success to protein rich diet from eating McDonald's
She will be competing in the US to become 'World's Strongest Woman'
By Jessica Summers For Mailonline (UK)
6 September 2021
A McDonald's worker has been crowned one of Britain's strongest women after bulking up by munching through hamburgers and McFlurrys at work.
Mum-of-three Maria Krzesinska, 40, of Dudley, West Midlands, loves nothing more than lifting cars and pulling lorries in her spare time when she's not flipping burgers and serving customers.
She will be competing in the USA to become 'World's Strongest Woman' after recently being crowned the strongest woman in Britain aged 40 or over.
Maria credits her success to being able to maintain her protein-rich diet by eating Chicken Selects, Big Tasty burgers, McFlurrys and drinking McDonald's milkshakes.
The Maccy's crew member trains four days a week for between one to three hours to keep in shape for competitions, which sees her travelling across the country.
During contents, 5ft 8ins Maria will tip over massive hay bales, lift 45kg logs and 130kg weights and carry heavy sand bags over large distances.
But the heaviest thing she has ever lifted was a 1.3 tonne (1,323 kg) Renault Clio which saw her clinch another title.
Maria, who only started training in 2018 and took part in her first competition in 2019, is now trying to raise funds to get to Daytona, Florida, because she does not get sponsorship...
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