It’s official… Pitbull will be going on a great Alaskan adventure…
The 31-year-old Cuban American rap superstar will be trekking to Kodiak, Alaska after an online competition sponsored by Walmart and Listerine garnered more than 71,000 Facebook likes for the mass retailer’s Kodiak store.
The competition between Walmart locations earned a boost from humor website Something Awful writers David Thorpe and Jon Hedren, who encouraged Twitter fans to vote for the Kodiak Walmart — the chain’s most remote location.
The Alaskan town has a population of over 6,000 people, according to Rolling Stone. That’s less than 10% of the contest’s total Facebook likes after the contest came to a close on July 16.
“I heard that Kodiak, Alaska, has the most likes due to someone that thinks he was playing a prank,” Pitbull said in an announcement video discussing the trip. “You gotta understand, I will go anywhere in the world for my fans… I want to invite that someone who thinks that it’s a joke to Kodiak, Alaska, with me.”
“Good news: I’ll definitely go to Alaska with @Pitbull,” tweeted Thorpe to his followers. “Bad news: I’ve been trying to grow a beard in preparation and it’s NOT going well.”
This will be Pitbull’s first trip to Alaska.