Mudflap Girl.

Today's Bizarro cartoon by Dan Piraro got me thinkin': who started this whole bit about the mudflap girl?

The silhouette of the sexy woman certainly has worked its way from the back of truck's mudflap into our pop culture consciousness. Now, you can find countless decals and t-shirts bearing the "trucker girl" figure. It's even found on soaps, belt buckles, and ... pumpkins!

mudflap girl belt buckle

The mudflap girl even made it into a Super Bowl commercial (2006 ad for Honda Ridgeline, made by design company A52's Andy Hall), where she opened the door to the truck and saw another mudflap icon: Yosemite Sam!

Links: Ridgeline's Super Bowl Ad [YouTube] | Bizarro Comic by Dan Piraro

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i would love to see some of your other shots from then, or now as well. i cant seem to find any on the net. ive always wondered what the mudflap girl really looked like!
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who started this whole bit about the mudflap girl?
The guy who orginally designed and manufactured the mudflap girl image is Bill Zinda, he owned a steel pattern fabrication company and made emblems for trucks. I was the model for the original image 30 years ago. That's a long time for any image to last. It has always amazed me to see how far this icon has gone. Just thought you should know the answer to your question. Judy
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