01/13/2012 11:51 am ET

Lea Michele Candies Deal Inked, Sources Say (PHOTOS)

Remember Candies, those sneakers you wore in middle school when you weren't busy wearing your Skechers?

The shoe brand is still alive and kicking -- and singing, perhaps. Candies has selected Lea Michele as its newest spokeswoman, reports E! exclusively.

That presumably means Vanessa Hudgens of "High School Musical" fame is out and join a long line of former Candies girls, including Fergie, Hayden Panettiere and Jenny McCarthy.

Of course the most memorable Candies girl was Britney Spears, who played up her former blonde, candy-coated image for the girlish sneaker ads. She also drew attention to the brand by releasing some un-airbrushed images from one of her Candies campaigns, raising awareness of the rampant use of Photoshop.

We're not assuming Lea will do the same... but we are 99 percent certain her ads will include pink, glitter, lots of lipstick and maybe even a few lollipops.

Click over to E! to read more and see Britney, Hayden, Vanessa and Jenny's past Candies ads below.

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