This self-proclaimed hot mechanic is making car fanatics sweat.
Tantin Legaspi Meneses, a part-time model and full-time auto shop worker, says customers are frequently stunned by her preferred profession.
“When I work on cars I actually just wear normal clothes,” the 27-year-old Filipino content creator told The Sun, admitting that there’s “nothing sexy” about her greasy uniform.
“Much of the time my clothes have holes in them, and surprisingly people find it pretty and attractive,” added Meneses, who touts more than 22,000 followers on Instagram. “I think they like that I can actually shift from a rugged to classy model look.”
Online, the auto body pin-up posts a variety of snaps — from working under cars to posing in bed wearing lingerie — which have fueled a flock of ogling admirers on social media.
“I never expected to get that kind of recognition,” she said, confessing that she couldn’t dream of being “recognized” to this degree.
While she’s “very thankful” for the compliments and adoration from her fans and followers, she’s simply content following her dreams as a mechanic.
“All I ever wanted was to work and take over the motor shop,” she shared. “But everything worked out unexpectedly.”
Meneses isn’t the only one getting down and dirty at the body shop.
Peyton Cicconi, 26, fixes vehicles while wearing lengthy nail extensions and heels.
“I face a lot of difficulties in the industry as a woman, such as daily harassment and men belittling me,” she told Jam Press. “When I started my automotive technician course, I was the only woman in my entire class of 100 people.”
Critics online doubt her abilities — especially with her long, pointed manicure — despite her seven years of experience in the industry.
“A lot of men online have called me fake,” she revealed, recalling how “depressed” she was at one point. “So many industry professionals were hating on my nails — it felt so unfair, and I felt alone.”
She hopes her viral TikToks will spark confidence and inspiration in other women.