Jamaica’s history-making sprint hurdler Megan Tapper on Wednesday (October 13) signed a three-year deal to become a brand ambassador for TruShake. The deal will run until September 2024 during which time the Olympic bronze medalist is expected to compete at the 2022 and 2023 World Championships in Oregon and Budapest and at her second Olympics in Paris in 2024.
In August, Tapper became the first woman from Jamaica and the Caribbean to win an Olympic medal in the 100m hurdles, when she was third to Olympic champion, Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and the USA’s Kendra Harrison.
The accomplishment that followed years of disappointment has begun to bear fruit. “It means the world to me that I was chosen to represent the brand. It’s a great partnership. TruShake is a fairly new product in Jamaica and I am entering a new phase in my journey as an Olympic athlete. I am looking forward to us growing together,” Tapper said after signing the contract at Funland Jamaica on Wednesday.
She revealed that the nutritional drink will be a great addition to her meal plan.
“Sometimes I do not feel like eating a heavy meal. It feels good to be able to have an affordable option that is healthy and tasty. At times, I feel like whenever I eat healthy, I am sacrificing taste but that’s not the case with TruShake, so, it’s a great addition to my meal plan,” she said.
Marketing Manager of Tradewinds Citrus, Lauren Mahfood believes Tapper, who won her second national title in June is a perfect fit for the brand.
“Like most Jamaicans, we witnessed Megan’s outstanding talent at the Olympics this year and we were extremely proud of her performance on the world stage,” Mahfood explained.
“Her infectious energy and incredible character made it clear that she was an all-round winner – a perfect fit for the TruShake brand,” Mahfood added.
“Megan is an incredible ambassador for Jamaica and as a Jamaican brand, we look forward to seeing her compete locally and internationally, representing with passion and focus as always,” she said.