Mayville, ND, Insurance Agent Dealing With Newfound Celebrity After National CommercialsMAYVILLE, ND (WDAZ-TV) - One of Mayville's very own has made national television. Jessica DeClercq is a Mayville agent who's in two State Farm commercials.
MAYVILLE, ND (WDAZ-TV) - One of Mayville's very own has made national television. Jessica DeClercq is a Mayville agent who's in two State Farm commercials.
"I'm sitting at home watching TV and all the sudden she's on TV and it dawns on me that she's famous. It's pretty awesome, it's surreal for sure," said Jessica's co-worker, David Johnson.
Jessica DeClercq was nominated by a management team in Minneapolis that thought she would be fit for a State Farm commercial. Now people nation-wide are calling and asking if she's a real agent.
"It kind of blows them away to find out she's actually an agents office and you can find her in Mayville, North Dakota," said Johnson.
Who would've thought a town with less than 2,000 people would have its very own celebrity.
"I was a little naive when it first started, I wasn't expecting the response that we had after doing the commercial and now after the second one it's even been that much more," said State Farm agent, Jessica DeClercq.
"It hasn't changed her a bit, she's genuine, she's passionate about her job, just a wonderful person to work for," said Jessica's co-worker, Lori Baldock.
From daily phone calls, to emails, Facebook requests, her personality has charmed people all over the nation. She's even received marriage proposals.
"He then asked me to marry him and move (what was your response) I told him that it was very nice and flattering but I was content where I was at," said DeClercq.
Jessica says the fame hasn't gotten to her, she plans on staying in Mayville for as long as possible.
"I love Mayville, I've been here two years and the people have been overwhelmingly welcoming to me. I love being in a small community," said DeClercq.
"Seems unbelievable in a way, a little small town in Mayville, North Dakota that we have an agent that's on national TV," said Baldock.
The commercials first aired in June of this year. Jessica says the responses from the ads have been fun for everyone, even State Farm didn't expect such hype.