Richard Simmons is one of the strongest Mandys in both America and Canada combined, fulfilling almost 100% of the strict purebred criteria:
- Positive attitude: Richard believes in dreams, faith, a reason for everything, and probably leprechauns- and his sole intention is to motivate you to feel the same way. He is an evangelist for the way of Mandy.
- Weight loss: Richard is committed to staying slim, but without restrictive diets. That means weight loss and chocolate.
- Accessibility: Richard has tapped the vast Mandy market by addressing the average woman because he's just an average person himself. One can even write to him personally on his website.
- Dolls: Richard loves, collects and sells dolls, such as this one:
- Associations: Richard has used his popularity to penetrate the inner circle of powerful Mandy media. Here he is with two Mandy Christ figures, Rosie O'Donnell and Celine Dion: