Peloton actress lands role on 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

Monica Ruiz has been in the spotlight since the controversial holiday ad aired earlier this month

The social media criticism toward Peloton's holiday ad has seemingly propelled ad actress Monica Ruiz's career.

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Ruiz has landed a guest spot on an episode of soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful," her second opportunity since the commercial.

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"This was so fun yesterday! I’ve watched this show since High school so being on that set was crazy!" the star posted on her Instagram. In her post, Ruiz revealed that the episodes she was featured in will hit the air at the end of January or early February.

News of her recent role comes on the heels of the Aviation Gin commercial which featured Ruiz. Ryan Reynolds hired the actress to star in the commercial promoting his company in part because he related to the criticism heaped on an actor or actress for their roles.

Reynolds thought the viral negativity was unfair and said it's "a situation that I've been in many times before" as an actor.

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In the Peloton commercial, Ruiz portrays a wife who receives an exercise bike as a Christmas present, and chronicles her yearlong journey to get in shape. The commercial ends with the wife thanking her husband for the gift.

After the spot aired, the character was mocked for several reasons: Some noted she was already thin, others mocked her for having a "nervous" expression, and others were angry her husband gave her an exercise gift as if she needed to lose weight.

Meanwhile, the husband featured in the Peloton ad told FOX Business' Stuart Varney last week that the spotlight has been both positive and negative for his career.

While he's been able to tell his side of the story to different media outlets, the actor — an elementary school gym teacher by day -- said he's been receiving hurtful messages, which he doesn't appreciate because he doesn't believe the commercial is sexist.

However, the fallout appears to have transformed into a positive for the young actress Ruiz's career who is now moving past commercials and into TV shows.

The Associated Press and FOX Business' Julia Limitone contributed to this report.

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