A Stand-Up Comedian, an Aspiring Actress, and a Loan Collector Put Their Day Jobs on Hold for Hollywood

After more than 2,500 contestants and 7,000 online votes, the field is narrowed to three helper-hopefuls who will pack their bags for Los Angeles and the chance to appear in a national ad with Flo, Progressive’s always-happy-to-help insurance clerk.

The three finalists are:

Amber Preston, a stand-up comedian from Minneapolis http://www.helpflo.com/video_vote/?contentid=8151606405741639068

Ana Valverde, an aspiring actress from Los Angeles http://www.helpflo.com/video_vote/?contentid=8797630773225528796

Jacob Doherty, a loan collector from Highland Heights, Ky. http://www.helpflo.com/video_vote/?contentid=6644986381018619683

They will test their skills with Flo in early June and the next Superstore star will be announced on the spot.

“It’s been exciting to see how far these finalists have come,” said Flo. “And I’d be super psyched to share the Superstore spotlight with any of them.”

“With the turnout and quality of the talent pool these three faced some nail-biting competition,” said Brian Silva, Progressive’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We can’t wait to see them interact with Flo and determine who is going to add ?›??Superstore helper’ to their resume.”

The winner will appear in a national print ad this summer and a television commercial later this year.

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