Brand Represented: Chiquita Banana
Year Introduced: 1944
Though the mascot world seems to have always been dominated by masculine characters, Miss Chiquita, aka "The First Lady of Fruit," changed the game when she showed up on the scene. After about forty years she morphed into a woman from a banana because sex sells and the use of bananas in condom application demos wasn't sexual enough. Also, bananas with legs just didn't sit right.