Levi Johnston Stars in Ad for Pistachios

Levi Johnston is using his status as the father of Sarah Palin's grandson to shill pistachios.

The 19-year-old was thrust into the spotlight when it became known that his girlfriend, then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol, was pregnant. Though Johnston is no longer planning to wed Bristol Palin, Johnston has managed to stay in the spotlight, most recently with an ad for the company Wonderful Pistachios.

The ad shows Johnston with his bodyguard Tank Jones. Facing the flash of numerous cameras, Jones surveys the scene before signaling to Johnston he is safe -- to crack open a pistachio. "Now Levi Johnston does it with protection," a voiceover says, alluding to Johnston's and Bristol Palin's unplanned pregnancy.

Wonderful Pistachio announces on its Web site, "No babies were created in the filming of this ad."

Johnston's ad is one of a series of eight from the company, which began airing Monday on prime-time programming, including Monday Night Football.