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Catrinel Menghia is the hot model from the Fiat 500 Abarth ad

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Sports Ilustrated swimsuit model Catrinel Menghia is the hot, anthropomorphic incarnation of the Fiat 500 Abarth in the now-famous ad every auto enthusiast in the United States has fallen in love with. Although she's actually Romanian instead of Italian, she certainly does a pretty spectacular job playing one on TV.


Menghia became a model at 16, when she made the third podium spot in the Ford Supermodel of the World Romania contest. Since then, the leggy 26-year-old has appeared in Maxim and FHM, has modeled for numerous fashion designers and is the face of Giorgio Armani worldwide and French lingerie purveyor Lise Charmel.


The 5'9" brunette has also been known to make out with her fellow models and owns "everything you can find in a sex shop," according to Ask Men. Please exhale now.

She does have an Italian husband, retired footballer Massimo Brambati (we so think we an take him), from whom she's now reportedly getting a divorce (guess we won't need to).

And no. She doesn't have a real Abarth scorpion tattoo, but if she did, we'd be really, really okay with that.

(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

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Jokermanpaco the body double is better looking than the person she's doubling for. Um why wasn't Mrs Menghia the main focus of the commercial instead?