Terrible celebrity endorsements: What Lara Bingle, Snoop Dogg and Mr T have in common

From Z-grade "celebrities" like our very own Lara Bingle, to multimillion dollar stars like Snoop Dogg, it seems some celebrities have no shame -- as long as they get paid.

Endorsements are part and parcel of every celebrity's life, but sometimes they go too far. Common among sadly ubiquitous blond "socialites" who are famous for reasons unknown, the plague of the bad endorsement has also struck some high profile stars. We've rounded up some of the worst celebrity product endorsements we've seen, which includes a number of tech companies who really should have known better. So prepare to laugh and cry — maybe even at the same time.

Lara Bingle and Vodafone

What better way to start than in our own backyard, and with a woman who's been all over the news after her split from high profile fiancée, Australian cricket vice-captain Michael Clarke. Well, before Lara was throwing $200K engagement rings down the drain (okay, apparently that didn't actually happen), having her Aston Martin stolen and sleeping with AFL footballer Brendan Fevola, Vodafone employed her as its "ambassador" for the iPhone 3GS launch in June last year. Why anyone at Vodafone thought Bingle, "famous" for a failed Australian tourism advertising campaign, would be a good choice is beyond our comprehension.

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