John Phillips went viral when the camera panned to his crying face at least a dozen times during Northwestern's loss against Gonzaga during March Madness in 2017.  Now 14, John is ready to use his celebrity for charity, by lending his face to Pizza Hut's latest campaign. According to The Chicago Tribune, Phillips is the star of the pizza chain's March Madness commercial, and the theme revolves around "the roller coaster of emotions synonymous with fans' experiences," per the news release. The 15-second commercial is aptly titled the "What-Just-Happened Wail." Pizza Hut wanted to compensate John for his services. However, the high school freshman decided to funnel the money through literacy and food programs. FOX Talk's Guy Benson discusses.

 

 

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