Have you seen the latest Old Navy Super Cute commercial that is creating such a buzz online? Usually its Kim Kardashian who is burning up the internet, but today its her clone Melissa Molinaro that is causing a flurry of online activity as folks search for information on the Old Navy model.

Melissa Molinaro

Molinaro, though a little thinner and younger than Kim Kardashian, struts her stuff in the commercial bearing a striking resemblance to Kardashian. The commercial has fooled more than a few people.

Kim Kardashian

Watch the Old Navy Ad.

So who is Melissa Molinaro?

Molinaro (born 1985) is a Canadian-born, U.S.-based pop singer, actor, choreographer and model. She is perhaps best known for her reality TV appearances on Making The Band 3 and Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search For the Next Doll. She is currently recording her debut pop/dance album scheduled for 2011 release, recently co-starred in Dolph Lundgren's action film, Command Performance, and had a major role in Honey 2 (2011).

Italian beauty Melissa Molinaro

Molinaro is the daughter of Divina and Stephen Smith and has a brother called Nicholas. She adopted her mother's maiden name as her professional surname. Born Melissa Ann Smith in Toronto, her family moved to Rochester Hills, Michigan when she was 13 years old. She began figure skating at the age of 3, gymnastics at age 5 and soon began attending Deborah's Stage Dance Door Performing Arts Academy and went on to become a solo dancer as well as dancing in groups.

A very pretty Melissa Molinaro

She was cast as the lead in on-stage productions like "Cinderella", "Beauty and the Beast", and "Cabaret".

At the age of 18, Melissa auditioned for the girl pop group, "Goddess", and became its lead singer. She was signed to a production deal with Interscope Records, and made her first recording demo. While Goddess never achieved commercial success, Melissa continued to work as an actor, dancer and model, appearing in several films, television shows, music videos and commercials.

Her early credits include feature film High Crimes and The Hillz; TV series Happy Family, Rodney and Grounded for Life and the unaired WB pilot Prep; music videos for Celine Dion and JC Chasez and The Black Eyed Peas Instant Def webisode. She has appeared in many commercials and done promotional modeling for Miss Fitness, Detroit Automotive Show, Sports By Brooks, Microsoft, Xbox, Sketcher, Nappytabs, Nivea and Dickies Girls.

Melissa Molinaro showing off her cleavage

Sexy Melissa Molinaro

She auditioned for MTV's Making The Band 3 and almost won a spot in the group Danity Kane. She made the final eleven girls but when it came to the finale of the show, the final slot came down to Melissa and Aundrea Fimbres and Fimbres made the cut. She later took part in another music-themed reality TV show called Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search For the Next Doll in which she competed to become the next member of The Pussycat Dolls. She won many challenges and finished as the 3rd runner up. She went on to host the Detroit auditions for Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious for CW 50.

She recorded her debut solo single "I Believed" with producer Rex Rideout, which was released independently with 4847 Records in 2008 on iTunes. Her music video to I Believed has collectively received nearly one million views on YouTube.

She landed a lead role in an action movie starring and directed by Dolph Lundgren, Command Performance in which she plays Venus, a massive music star who becomes a hostage after a Moscow charity concert turns bloody. She performs a song called Lost In Love in the film, which is commercially available on the 2008 compilation album Soul By The Pound from Fluid Music USA Inc.

Melissa Molinaro

She landed the role of Carla, the HD Crew's petite beauty with the firecracker personality, in the dance sequel Honey 2 due for release in 2011. In addition to Honey 2, her debut album "The Love Dance Project" is expected to be released by mid-year and features collaborations with some of the hottest producers and songwriters working today. In 2009, she appeared in the Fox sitcom Brothers and on Jimmy Kimmel Live at the Los Angeles premiere of the film Michael Jackson's This Is It.

Her other films include in the forthcoming Penelope Spheeris-directed comedy Balls to the Wall. For episodic television, her credits include "Brothers," "Grounded for Life," "Rodney" and "Happy Family.

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