Cheeky Girls member Gabriela Irimia now sells used cars
ONE half of the ’90s pop group, the Cheeky Girls, now sells used cars.
Gabriela Irimia and twin Monica, 38, have once traveled the world staying in luxury hotels and singing in crowded arenas.
But Gabriela traded the jet-set lifestyle for the forecourt and was pictured this week flogging new and used cars at a Hyundai dealership in York.
She says she wants to “learn the ropes” before opening her own car showroom.
Gabriela told The Sun on Sunday: “I love selling cars. If I sell a voucher, I feel like I won the lottery.
The Romanian twins hit the headlines when they appeared in Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 with Cheeky Song, written in just half an hour by their mom Margit.
Show producer and judge Pete Waterman called them “the worst act ever” – but fans loved them.
The single sold 1.2 million copies worldwide and they had four top ten hits until 2004.
Gabriela then met with MP Lib Dem Lembit Opik. But spiraling debts, eating disorders and depression have taken their toll.
Margit said, “Let me ask you this: can you be a Cheeky Girl at 60? She needs to have a business and realizes that the fashion for girls is now cars. Women change cars every year.