Q: My friend and I are having a dispute as to whether Erica from the Toyota Corolla commercial is an actress or if she is a real customer that Toyota genuinely surprised with a new car. We need a conclusive answer please.
A: A woman named Darla Scott said this: "My best friend is Erica Kelly, she truly was surprised that Toyota gave her a car. She went to a market research for some extra cash telling her story about how she used to own a Toyota and her goal was to buy another one. They loved her story so much they made a commercial. She is one of the most giving and deserving people I know. I was able to be apart of that experience and saw first hand how genuine the people of Toyota were and Erica during the filming process. Im more proud to be a toyota owner then ever before."
So I would say, she is a real person!