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There's a new Mr. Clean in town and he's African American

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The Mr. Clean that we've all come to know and love is going on hiatus.

His replacement for the next year is Mike Jackson from Atlanta, Ga., who exudes an uncanny resemblance to the original Mr. Clean.

Except for one thing: he's African-American. 

Jackson has the same muscular physique as the original Mr. Clean.

And the same gold piercing and crisp, white teeth.

“I’m actually kind of a neat freak,” Jackson told Yahoo Beauty over the phone Thursday. “I’m kind of OCD in my home. Over the holidays I had my family over, and my mom would, you know, move things and I would have to move them back. I don’t think too many guys care about that kind of stuff, but, like, I care about how dishes are washed.” 

But it wasn't an easy task to emerge as the newest representative of household cleaning products. P&G hosted an open casting call, which they promoted using #TheNextMrClean. From then, fate took over.

“Well, I was actually scrolling through Instagram and saw the ad,” Jackson said of how he got involved. “I Googled it to make sure my eyes weren’t deceiving me, and then I just sent in a video. I actually use the product; I always have. I just felt I embodied who Mr. Clean is.”

Jackson's first commercial will debut during Super Bowl LI. 

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