When looking at the new Agent Provocateur campaign, we had to do a double take -- Is that Penelope Cruz? It took a second glance to see that the model wasn't Penelope but her equally gorgeous younger sister Mónica Cruz.
It looks like the incredibly attractive gene runs in the family because Mónica has the same sultry appeal that her older sis has become known for in Hollywood. Even though 38-year-old Penelope is three years older than Mónica, their resemblance is uncanny -- the two practically look like twins. Mónica, a dancer, is the face of the brand's fall-winter 2012 advertising campaign inspired by Victorian London and titled "Wilhelmina: Show Your True Self."
This isn't Mónica's first venture into the fashion industry though. In 2007, she partnered with Penelope for a line for Spanish retailer Mango, giving us our first glimpse into the incredibly unfair family resemblance. In her ads for Agent Provocateur, Mónica proves that she can definitely hold a campaign on her own, confidently modeling sexy, bondage-inspired lingerie sets.
The brand's creative director Sarah Shotton seems to sum up her performance perfectly: "She’s a professional dancer, a very sexy woman. I’ve never seen a woman move like that.” It's ok, Sarah, we're in jealous awe, too.
Check out the campaign photos and let us know what you think.
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