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08/05/2013 02:31 pm ET | Updated Aug 06, 2013

Wacoal Bra Ad Gets A Guy Into A Push-Up Bra (VIDEO)

All it takes is a cute model, a strip-tease and a catchy song to sell lingerie, right? But sometimes a little surprise helps.

An ad (watch above) for Wacoal's Mood Boost-Up Bra is racking up millions of hits on YouTube, perhaps in part because of the spot's big reveal in the last few seconds: The model is a dude.

Toyota pulled a similar stunt in 2012 with a commercial starring model Stav Strashko, a lithe male model whom Toyota dressed up as a woman until a last-minute reveal. Also, as Copyranter pointed out, Hema lingerie pulled a similar move (with less shock intended) when it cast male model Andrej Pejic to promote its push-up bras in 2011.

On its website, Wacoal presents what appear to be real women to model its bras. But the twist the company uses in its commercial -- even if it isn't original -- has gone a long way to generate buzz.

Wrote one YouTube commenter: "He's hot as a girl and a guy."

You can check out behind-the-scenes footage of Wacoal's campaign here.

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