Don Bailey

Under the Sun
2:47 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Don Bailey Strikes Iconic Pose Again

The Don Bailey Carpets sign.
Jen Mertens
  • Donna Bailey tells Sammy Mack about the day she met her husband.

It had been 38 years since Don Bailey posed for his popular carpet ad – a spoof of a famous Burt Reynolds picture. In March 2010, Under the Sun reporter Sammy Mack convinced Bailey to pose again, wearing exactly the same … smile.

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What's The Story?
2:38 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

What's Up With The Naked Carpet Guy?

The Don Bailey Carpets sign.
Jen Mertens

This story is part of WLRN's new investigative blog, What's the Story? It originally ran as part of WLRN's Under the Sun What's Up With South Florida? series, in March of 2010.

Some time ago, journalist Nicholas Spangler wrote in The Miami Herald, “He calls to mind Michelangelo’s David, with a mission from a more swinging time.” He was referring to Don Bailey, the naked carpet guy you’ve noticed on the billboard driving down I-95.

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