Subway Jared And The Case Of The Abusive 'Nice Guy'

His name is Jared.

Fifteen years ago, Americans welcomed the Indianapolis native into their homes and hearts, inspired by his story of dropping nearly 250 pounds on the “Subway diet.” The 20-something college graduate became the quintessential boy next door -- an affable, bespectacled, young charmer. As the official Subway pitchman, he maintained the wholesome, unassuming, innocent, and even shy air that embodied his persona -- one aligned with healthy choices and such neighborly familiarity that we only needed to know his first name.

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