Justin Bieber Uses Birthday For Charity: Water

Justin Bieber Charity WaterFor Justin Bieber’s 17th birthday, he asking all of the “Beliebers”  to celebrate his birthday by donating to the Justin Bieber’s Charity: Water page. Justin is asked that his friends, fans and followers donate $17 to charity: water. The money will be used to build clean water projects in developing countries.

“Together, we’ve made a big difference for many causes,” Justin wrote on the page. “Did you know that about 4,500 kids die each day from waterborne disease? By building clean water projects for villages that need them, we can prevent this! I want to make my birthday matter this year — let’s make it so more kids can grow up to have a 17th birthday like me. Join me to make a change.”

Of course, Justin Bieber isn’t the only celebrity working to provide clean water to those who need it. For Adam Lambert’s 29th birthday, he set out to raise $290,000 through his own charity: water page. He did that and more. He extended the challenge to his fans, and as of this writing, his page has received $295,500 in donations.

Alyssa Milano’s mycharity: water campaigns raised over $92,000 for her 37th birthday in 2009, and another $39,551 for her 38th birthday at the end of 2010.

Justin Bieber Attacked by Bottled Water

With all of the recent talk about celebrities and bottled water, perhaps it comes as no surprise that teen heartthrob, Justin Bieber, has been frequently seen drinking Vitamin Water, which is rumored to be his favorite drink. Perhaps he will soon join the ranks of other celebrities featured in bottled water ads. Last year, during one of his concerts, one fan made it very clear to him how she feels about this possibility:

Bieber retains his composure in spite of being hit in the head with a full bottle of water. Still, the message is clear – this is what happens to celebrities who endorse bottled water. Bieber and Ellen fans – join us in our efforts to stop the madness! Let’s put an end to the devastation of our planet by harmful plastic waste!

Celebrities For Bottled Water

“Bottled Water is bad.”  That’s the message most environmentalists have been trying to spread for many years. The plastic packaging hurts the environment as well as the beverage itself.  Most bottled waters are no better for you than filtered tap – in fact, some bottled water is nothing but purified tap water.  But you’ve heard all this before.

It seems that in the wake of environmentalist efforts, bottled water companies are desperate to save their brands, and out of that desperation comes advertisements that make this everyday commodity – you guessed it – sexy.  Sexy celebrities could probably sell snow to an Eskimo.  (If you’re lost, please, read on…)

Jennifer Aniston and Tom Brady – Smart Water

Actress, Jennifer Aniston has been a spokesperson for Glaceau’s Smart Water since 2007.  In her most recent ad, she bares her tight stomach, (apparently a result of yoga) but denies to the press the rumors that she has been on a baby food diet.  Smart Water, then, is the assumed culprit – giving the brand a sexy, healthy lifestyle image.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined Aniston in the Smart Water campaign in the same year, adding his muscular build to the brand’s image.  This was a Smart move (pun intended) on the part of Glaceau, as the electrolyte-enhanced water presumably eases muscle fatigue in athletes.

50 Cent , American Idol and Justin Bieber – Vitamin Water

In 2004, Glaceau named a Vitamin Water Flavor – “Formula 50” – after rapper, 50 Cent, who, in addition to being a shareholder, personally endorsed the brand.  Later, when Coca-Cola bought the drink in 2007, 50 made over a million on the deal.

With Vitamin Water Focus, Kelly Clarkson soon joined 50 Cent as another artist to have a flavor created with her name on it, followed by Carrie Underwood with Vitamin Water Energy.  But it wasn’t enough to stop at these two American Idols.  Ellen DeGeneres’ endorsement of Vitamin Water Zero became apparent when she joined the judge panel this past season, as the Glaceau brand replaced the judges’ famous, red, Coca-Cola cups during Hollywood week.

Rumor has it Justin Bieber’s favorite bottled drink is Vitamin Water. There is even a Facebook page titled, “I Now Like Vitamin Water Because of Justin Bieber.”  (Never mind that it only has twelve “Likes”…)

Mark Wahlberg – AquaHydrate

Mark Wahlberg endorses this high performance sports water in a commercial that features him in the middle of an intense workout.  Recently, Wahlberg teamed up with IZOD and AquaHydrate in a strategic marketing partnership to promote the brands through the IZOD IndyCar Series.

Ashley Greene – SoBe Lifewater

Twilight Actress, Ashley Greene, endorses SoBe Lifewater in an ad that features her wearing nothing but body paint.  The photo shoot was featured in a February edition of Sports Illustrated earlier this year.

Sylvester Stallone and Donald Trump – Sly Water and Trump Ice

Both Sylvester Stallone and Donald Trump were among the first to launch their very own brands of bottled water – Sly Water and Trump Ice – back in 2006. Today, however, Sly Water is no longer listed as part of the Glacia Nova product line, and the website for Trump Ice water is no longer active.  Sorry guys – I guess you’re just not what the media considers “sexy” anymore.