Jalopnik Question Of The Day: Is GM Designer Vicki Vlachakis Hotter Than The Pontiac Solstice?

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Is GM Design Manager Vicki Vlachakis better looking than the cars she designs? We'll call it the Ralph Gilles Effect (we're comfortable enough to admit he is better looking than a Chrysler 300, if just barely). Vlachakis is the pen behind the recently launched Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky convertibles. Described in this flattering Freep article as "Part car geek, part Malibu glam girl," her work has definitely been turning heads. House & Garden magazine recently named her one of America's top 50 tastemakers, but we must ask... is she to your taste? More importantly, is she more tasty than the car she helped design — the Pontiac Solstice? To put it in perspective, we've provided both a Vicki Vlachakis gallery below (provided by the always big pimpin' GM) and we'll use Ford design guru Peter Horbury, seen here, as the control subject for "average looking car designer."

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MarionCobretti
MarionCobretti

ok this isn't about the car or another "she's hot!" comment.

is it just me, or did she go from 22 to 45 in those photographs?

the main photo with her in the foreground she looks 25 tops, but later photos when she's crossing her arms she looks late 30s or 40s.

That happens to everyone who works at GM. The same disease that afflicts the cars and causes piston slap, peeling clearcoat, shit falling off and 1929 stock market-like depreciation also takes a terrible toll on the engineers. Here's the most recent photo of her I could find.