Monday, January 23, 2017

Merry Christmas Jeff

I was so Happy to be a part of this Christmas video Alyssa put together for Jeff! =)

Drew Lachey with the Skivvies Fitton Center Jan. 14, 2017 Singing "Short People"

Nick & Drew Lachey Announce The Return of Lay's Do Us A Flavor

Nick Lachey Shows You How to Pitch a Lay’s Flavor

Get Your Pitch On! Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" Seeks America's Next Great Potato Chip Flavor

TV Personality and Multiplatinum Recording Artist Nick Lachey, Known for His Flavorful Personality, Helps Lay's Kick Off Do Us A Flavor: "The Pitch
Multiplatinum recording artists Nick and Drew Lachey ham it up as they announce Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" 2017 at Carolines on Broadway Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in New York. The latest installment, "The Pitch," invites fans to simply pitch the inspiration behind their best flavor ideas. Fans can submit their pitches starting today at (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision for Lay's/AP Images)
Multiplatinum recording artists Nick and Drew Lachey "pitch" their flavors to a live audience at Carolines on Broadway, announcing Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" 2017 Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in New York. The latest installment, "The Pitch," invites fans to simply pitch the inspiration behind their best flavor ideas. Fans can submit their pitches starting today at (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision for Lay's/AP Images)Lay's, one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, is once again giving people the chance at $1 million by bringing back the iconic "Do Us a Flavor" contest and asking fans for their flavor ideas and the story or inspiration behind them — all in a flavor-packed pitch. Helping Lay's celebrate the personalities behind the flavors is TV personality and multiplatinum recording artist Nick Lachey, known for his flavorful personality and love of local flavors and cuisines with his restaurant and bar in Cincinnati. Lachey, a fan of the "Do Us a Flavor" contest throughout the years, helped surprise the four finalists and award the winner in 2015.
In its fourth year, the latest installment of the contest - "The Pitch" - asks fans nationwide to simply "pitch" their best Lay's potato chip flavor ideas and the inspiration behind it through a photo, video and/or written description to bring the idea to life. Three mouth-watering finalist flavors will then be fully developed and brought to store shelves nationwide for America's vote, ultimately deciding which lucky flavor fan will take home the $1 million grand prize. Fans are encouraged to visit to submit their flavor ideas.
"Our fans live flavorful lives, full of delicious tastes and rich personal experiences, which have translated to interesting and innovative chip flavor ideas throughout the years," said Jeannie Cho, vice president of marketing, Frito-Lay. "These incredible flavor ideas were created by everyday fans, each with their own flavorful story. This year, we're asking fans to pitch us their $1 million dollar flavor idea because we also want to see the flavor behind the flavor - we want to celebrate the people, passion and inspiration stories behind the flavor ideas that make it delicious."
To kick off this year's contest, the Lay's brand teamed up with Lachey and his brother Drew for a one-night-only event in New York City that involved some friendly sibling competition. To inspire submissions, the talented Lachey brothers held a "pitch-off" – bringing flavors to life on stage through song and dance.
"After meeting the four finalists from the last 'Do Us a Flavor' contest, I was able to see the passion that lies behind these delicious flavor submissions," said Lachey. "These ideas don't come out of thin air – everyone has a story to tell about how they were inspired and there are so many fun and creative ways to do that. With 'The Pitch,' fans now have the exciting chance to tell their stories like never before - they literally have the chance to pitch why their flavor should be the winner."
Now through March 19, fans can submit their flavor suggestions on To submit, fans will be asked to "pitch" their flavor idea through a video, photo and/or a written inspiration. Submissions will also include the flavor name, up to three ingredients and optional bag customization.
Similar to past years of "Do Us a Flavor," a judging panel made up of chefs, foodies and flavor experts will narrow down the semifinalists to three finalist flavors that will be fully developed by Frito-Lay's culinary experts and brought to market this summer. Once the finalist flavors are announced, it will be up to fans to vote and decide which flavor is worth $1 million. The winning flavor — as determined by fan votes — will be revealed in the fall. Semi-finalists will receive $10,000, and the two runner-up finalists will each win $50,000 in prize money. The grand prize winner will take home $1 million — to help make their life even more flavorful.
Brief Contest History
PepsiCo has held "Do Us a Flavor" contests in numerous countries with consumers suggesting millions of ideas for chip flavors around the world. In July 2012, the Lay's brand launched its first "Do Us A Flavor" contest in the U.S., which resulted in Lay's Cheesy Garlic Bread submitted by Karen Weber-Mendham, a children's librarian from Land O'Lakes, Wis., being selected as the first million-dollar winner. The contest returned to the U.S. for a second time in Jan. 2014, which resulted in Lay's Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger submitted by Meneko Spigner McBeth, a nurse from Deptford, N.J., as the second grand-prize winner.  And in January 2015, the third installment began, which later crowned Lay's Southern Biscuits and Gravy the winner. The winning submission was from Hailey Green, a travel agent from Noblesville, Ind.
For more information and official contest rules, please visit
About Lay's
Lay's is one of the brands that makes up Frito-Lay North America, the $14 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. Learn more about Frito-Lay at the corporate website,, the Snack Chat blog, and on Twitter at Learn more about Lay's by visiting or on Twitter at You can also follow Lay's on Instagram by visiting

Nick Lachey kicks off Lay's 'Do Us a Flavor' contest


Nick Lachey on welcoming baby No. 3: 'Everyone's happy and healthy ... it's been easy!'


Less than a month after welcoming his third child with wife Vanessa, Nick Lachey is already back to work.
The hardworking musician was busy getting ready to participate in a "pitch off" with his brother, Drew, for the kickoff of Lay's Do Us A Flavor campaign when I chatted with him earlier this week. And, despite having a newborn, he was showing none of the signs of fatigue that normally comes with welcoming another baby into the world.
Not only that, but the 98 degrees frontman said that having a third child has been "easy" when I talked to him backstage at Caroline's on Broadway. Is it crazy that I believed him?

The multi-talented father of three, who has worn many hats throughout his 20-year career, told me that he feels "very lucky to have had a career that hasn't been compartmentalized to one thing," as he should be. Lachey has had success both as a solo artist and as a member of 98 degrees and has participated in a handful of high-profile television shows ("Newlyweds" and "The Sing Off" are the first that come to mind).
I talked to Lachey about life with three children, working with his brother for over 20 years and the scripted boy band show that he's developing with Donnie Wahlberg.
Congratulations on baby No. 3! How have the first few weeks with Phoenix been?
Thank you very much! It's been good. Everyone's happy and healthy, so that's about all you can ask for, you know? After that, you throw your hands up and say, "Hey! Hope for the best!" [Laughs] That's what I've learned about having kids.
How have your two other kids reacted to there being a third sibling?
When my daughter was born, Camden did not totally comprehend that there was another life in the house kind of taking attention away from him, but now that he's gotten used to that -- and she's obviously used to having a sibling -- it's made it easier with the third one. And, he's still so new that it's not like they're competing for toys or anything. When that happens, it'll be a whole other ballgame! That's when it gets nasty. [Laughs] Everyone's cool, and it's been easy.
Coming from a family of four, I know that parents can definitely loosen the reigns a bit once they have a few more children. Has your parenting style changed at all now that you're on your third kid? Have you gotten more relaxed as a father?
A little bit. I think that by the time Phoenix is at an age where that really comes into play I'll probably be a little more hands off the wheel. I was also probably a little bit more laid-back with my daughter than I was with Camden -- even just for self-preservation, you can't keep up that level of focus! It's kind of natural -- and healthy -- that you do that.
Talk to me about your partnership with Lay's for the Do Us A Flavor campaign, where people across the country will submit potato chip flavor ideas for the chance to win $1 million. Why did it feel like a good fit for you?
I was actually a part of this campaign two years ago, so to be here today for the launch of the Do Us A Flavor campaign for 2017 is a lot of fun. It's great to, one, get so many great and random and eclectic flavor suggestions from all across the country, but also, two, the backstories behind all of these submissions are even more interesting than the flavors themselves. What makes this particular flavor so special to that person? What's the emotional attachment? What does it remind them of? Does it take them back to a memory or a person? It's those kinds of things that make them even more compelling than the flavors themselves.
It's a great campaign to be a part of, and I love working with everyone at Lay's. It was a no-brainer to be a part of it.
You're about to go into a "pitch off" with your brother, Drew. What's that going to be like?
Drew and I are naturally competitive, and we've worked together a lot over the years, but this was a different kind of angle for a show, so it was a lot of fun to try to prepare for it.
It's pretty awesome that you two have been able to continue working together, as brothers, after all of these years. That must feel special for you.
It's special to me because we get along! [Laughs] If we didn't like each other, then it would be downright miserable. He is (and always has been) my best friend, so the fact that we were able to be in business together with 98 degrees for so many years, to do TV stuff together and continue to work together now, I think that is -- aside from my grandmother, who is probably more proud of that than anybody -- something we're both very proud of.
What else do you have coming up in 2017 that you can tease for us?
98 degrees went on tour last summer, and we're working on something again for this year, so that will be a bit of a surprise. We're excited to be working together again. I'm also producing a show with Donnie Wahlberg and Doug Ellin, who created "Entourage," around the idea of this boy band that's getting back together later in life and all that comes with that. I'm very excited about that and, obviously, Donnie and I toured together a couple of years ago, so it'll be great working with him again.