Second Cheeky Girl follows in her sister’s footsteps and starts flogging cars
The other half of 2000s pop group The Cheeky Girls followed their sister to the forecourt – selling used cars.
We revealed last week how Gabriella Irimia, 38, whipped up new and used engines at a Hyundai dealership in York.
His twin sister, Monica, now works for Hyundai as a sales manager at a dealership 100 miles away in Lincolnshire.
The couple are said to be “learning the ropes” in the hope of one day being able to open their own dealership.
Monica, whose brother-in-law is a car dealership, said: âGaby and I need a strong business for our future and cars will always be good business.
âBeing an artist is great, but like it was with Covid if you don’t have a solid job or business how do you survive?
âThe concerts were all gone for two years during Covid but we haven’t stopped making money.
âSometimes we only get two or three hours of sleep to do the concerts and get to work, but it’s worth it.
âTwo weeks ago, we had a festival. I slept two hours in the car while my tour manager was driving.
âThe next day, I sold three cars. Cars and concerts are our life.
Gabriella said: âMonica and I are busy bees, we are making money and when we are ready we will invest in our concession.
“I love to drive and I love cars – it’s a passion for me.”
Bettors were so impressed that they left positive reviews online.
Being an artist is great, but if you don’t have a solid job or business how do you survive?
One of them said, âMonica was very professional, very friendly and very honest. You couldn’t wish someone better to sell you a car.
Another wrote: âThe great lady Gabriella. She has so much useful information and set up a great test drive straight away. “
The Romanian-born twins hit the headlines when they auditioned for Popstars: The Rivals in 2002.
They needed a song for the audition, so their mother Margit wrote The Cheeky Song in half an hour.
They caused a sensation overnight and the single sold 1.2 million copies worldwide.
They had four top ten hits between 2002 and 2004, sang in front of 100,000 crowds and traveled the world in business class.
Gabriela added: “Everyone on the streets thinks we are millionaires and imagines we lead these glamorous lives, but the reality is very different.”