Virgin Mobile gets nostalgic for 2012 and looks ahead at the best to come in 2013

Virgin Mobile gets nostalgic for 2012 and looks ahead at the best to come in 
From Christian Grey to Carly Rae, Virgin Mobile's top picks for 2012 and 
predictions for 2013 are in! 
TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The year just isn't complete without round-ups 
of the best moments and predictions on what will be turning heads and making 
our thumbs text furiously in the New Year. 
"We wanted to put our own Virgin Mobile stamp on Canada's hot moments to 
remember from 2012. This year will go down in the history books for many 
reasons," says Andrew Bridge, managing director, Virgin Mobile Canada. "It was 
tough to choose because there were so many influences driving the trends this 
year - the influx of Christian Grey, random fashion statements and political 
battles - but we've narrowed it down to five top moments for 2012 and also had 
some predictions for 2013." 
Top five Canadian moments of 2012 

    --  Canadian Idol contestant turned superstar Carly Rae Jepsen and
        her song "Call Me Maybe" becomes the viral video of 2012 with
        everyone making their own renditions. Who knew giving out your
        phone number to a random could be so relatable?
    --  President Obama's 'Four more years' tweet and picture of him
        embracing his wife was the most re-tweeted picture of all time.
        Perhaps Stephen Harper can beat him out with this year's family
        holiday card?!
    --  Bedrooms became a bit steamier as over 750,000 Canadians
        flocked to bookstores to pick up their own copy of "50 Shades
        of Grey". We still don't believe that Anastasia never had a
        cell phone before meeting Christian Grey. But, we suspect that
        he gave her a Virgin Mobile phone ;)
    --  The Toronto men behind Sh!t Girls Say capitalized on the beauty
        that is female humour and became a Twitter and book sensation.
        "I just painted my nails. Can you make a call for me?"
    --  Everyone knows Canadians love their Facebook, but they also
        love their Instagram pics too! Selfies blew-up on smartphones
        and everyone became a professional photographer.

Top five for what's to come in 2013

Sure, 2012 was a big year, but the experts at Virgin Mobile took a shot at 
predicting a some highlights for the year to come. Head's up though - Virgin 
Mobile cannot be held responsible if any of these predictions come true!
    --  The IKEA monkey runs for Liberal leadership and offers free
        bananas and shearling coats for every voter!
    --  With some time on his hands during the NHL lockout, Sidney
        Crosby creates the Canadian version of Gangham style and has
        the world doing the 'Mountie.'
    --  Ryan Gosling saves a baby from drowning and rescues a cat stuck
        in a tree increasing his chances of finally gracing the cover
        of People as the World's Sexiest Man.
    --  While owls were the posh animal of 2012, appearing in
        everything from fashion to home décor, the beaver sets trends
        in 2013.
    --  The royal baby's (legit) Twitter account gets 2 million
        followers within the first week. That's pretty impressive
        considering the baby can't even curtsey yet.

Did we miss your favourite Canadian pop culture moment of 2012 or have a 2013 
prediction to share? Let us know what you think on Virgin Mobile Canada's 
Facebook and Twitter.

About Virgin Mobile Canada

Virgin Mobile Canada rewards, entertains and connects like no one else, 
delivering the super-hot phones on the blazing fast 4G network. Virgin 
Mobile Members also get benefits like exclusive VIP access and deals and 
award-winning service. 91% of Members would also recommend Virgin Mobile to a 

The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted more than 18 million 
customers worldwide. Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than 4,000 
locations nationally including The Source, Virgin Mobile retail locations and 
additional retail partners. Virgin Mobile products can also be purchased 
online or by calling 1-888-999-2321. Get personal with Virgin Mobile Canada on 
Facebook and Twitter.

Cortney Anderson, Hill+Knowlton 416-413-4775 

Erica Faltous, Virgin Mobile Canada 416-607-8412 

SOURCE: Virgin Mobile Canada

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