The former Victoria’s Secret model hams it up for the camera in this weird and wonderful Japanese song about kissing.

Australian model Miranda Kerr has a big following in Japan, where she appears on billboards and television commercials advertising some of the country’s favourite brands.

Now the well-known beauty is creating even more of a stir by starring in a new commercial set to a parody of a 1992 song made famous by Fumie Hosokawa, a Japanese actress, singer, and model who’s often known as the original kyonyu (big breasts) idol.

Called “Suki Suki Su“, the song plays around the words for like (suki) and kiss (kisu), and Kerr does an impressive job of hiding any sense of embarrassment as she dishes up some kawaii moves while dancing alongside a trio of lip-headed monsters.

Take a look at the video below:

Kerr has appeared in ads promoting Suntory’s Oolong Tea before, but this is her boldest one yet. The kissing theme is heavy throughout, as the Suntory Cha (Tea) label gets turned into Suntory Chu (Kiss) for the ad, and the modified lyrics talk about the “Happiness Hormone Explosion” that occurs when kissing. The song goes on to mash up Oolong Tea and smooching with words like “serotonin“, “oxytocin“, “estrogen” and “endorphins“, added to the song by the shaggy monsters.

▼ “Happiness Hormone Explosion”

The lyrics also include the catchphrase “Kiss Mae Oolong” which conveniently sounds like “Kiss My Oolong” but also means “Oolong before kisses“.

Kerr earns her money for the appearance by pulling out some crazy hand moves that will have Japanese girls everywhere squealing “Kawaiiiiii!”

While the hand moves hark back to the same zany style of the original song, Kerr doesn’t resort to the knee-knocking poses or cleavage-revealing outfits worn by Hosokawa in her 1992 music video.

Take a look at Hosokawa’s music clip below:

Kerr’s appearance in the new take on the Japanese song is filled with humour, cute moves…and a catchy tune that we now can’t get out of our head. Given that this is Japan, there’s every chance that the drink will be appearing in stores with a small video screen playing the song on repeat, so it might be a while before we hear the last of “Kiss mae oolong, kiss mae oolong” and the never-ending “Suki suki su suki su suki su, suki suki su suki su suki su…”.

Source: PR Times
Images: Youtube/サントリー公式チャンネル