Sunday, March 16, 2008

Natural Products Expo West Memo: Was That Really Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie At Friday's Nutracon Natural Foods Conference?

From the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, California

Attendees at the Nutracon Natural Foods Conference, which took place Thursday and Friday at the Hilton Hotel in Anaheim, California in conjunction with the ongoing Natural Products Expo West trade show, were buzzing on Friday--and it wasn't over the conference's main educational session of the day, "Sushi and Steroids," either.

No, what had this crowd of normally cool and laid-back natural products industry pros flustered was the presence of actor Brad Pitt and his significant other, actress Angelina Jolie--or two very good look-a-likes--on the conference floor.

We personally only caught a very brief glimpse of the real or faux Hollywood dynamic duo. But others in the exhibit arena portion of the event moved closer to the couple for a better look, with many smiling and waving to the box office stars, who it is said are serious natural and organic products' consumers. Others conference attendees crowded around the famous thespian couple, who were viewing the various natural products on display in the room.

As to whether or not the pair was actually the real Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the jury seems to still be out. We talked to a few people who saw the couple--some from afar others up-close--and the results of our informal poll were about 50-50, with half saying they thought they were the real deal, while the other half said they were impostors, probably hired by the conference organizers to spice up the event a bit.

Since we were busy, we decided not to pursue our research project beyond that point. However, we do have a picture that was taken of Pitt and Jolie on the Nutracon conference floor on Friday, March 13. (See the picture at top left.)
Two things: Does it look to you dear readers like it's the real Brad and Angelina in the photo at the top of the page? Feel free to offer your opinion in the comments box. Number two: If any folks reading this piece were at the Nutracon conference on Friday and saw the real or faux couple, were they the real deal, or imposters? What's your take? Feel free to chime in using the comments box as well.


TaraMetBlog said...

it looks like them and they seem granola enough to be there in earnest too ;) Maybe they are coming out with a natural baby food or something next !

Anonymous said...

I was there and saw them. They walk too fast and with their heads down. Hard to tell...people around me said that it was not them.