In a career that has been spanning over two decades, Italian veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has achieved alot, from winning the Serie A 9 times to lifting the FIFA World Cup in 2006. But did you know once he won the heart of a Giantess and saved Italy from destruction? Puma knows.
The German sports and clothing brand released the commercial in 2003 starring Italian model and actress Valentina Biancospino alongside a 25 year old Buffon, who had just joined the Old Lady 2 seasons prior. Check out the ad below, posted on YouTube channel GiantessFanatico.
In the clip, Valentina, portraying a huge giantess, is shown causing havoc around a city, from destroying cars to devouring citizens. The military, who’s rockets and missiles are no match for the giantess, contacts Buffon, who arrives as the giantess is using her eye rays to burn down buildings. However, as Buffon calls her “Hey, Bella!” the giantess falls in love with the player, picks him up and gives him a kiss.
The ad was a huge success for Puma as the usage of giantesses in the media was becoming a mainstream at the time. Max Power London, a car show also tried the same with Swedish model Victoria Silvstedt, and CSL too campaigned the same starring English actress Claire Forlani.