Shakira fans are convinced her new crisp advert is littered with clues regarding her reported new romance with Lewis Hamilton.
The Colombian songstress, 46, is said to have snuck a series of details into her ad with Sabritas that pay homage to the Formula One ace.
Eagle-eyed supporters drew comparisons after inspecting Shakira’s props and her ferocity in the driving seat while watching the clip.
For her collaboration with the Frito-Lay snack brand in Mexico, Sabritas, the pop star proved she can put the pedal to the metal – just like Lewis.
In the advert, Shakira is seen taking some promo shots while looking stunning in a gold and black striped dress as her long hair billows.
She then struts off set while being badgered by journalists and photographers – in a case of art imitating life – before seeking solace in her trailer.
The mum-of-two calms her nerves with a bag of Sabritas, which seemingly encourage her to consider a dramatic escape route.
Shakira then hops in the driving seat to flee the legion of reporters, taking the trailer on a hectic joyride as they give chase.
Despite several risky manoeuvres and a close call with a train at a level crossing, the songstress manages to out-steer those in hot pursuit.
Fans suggested the concept seemed to demonstrate Shakira’s need for speed – hence the rumours she is taking Lewis, 38, for a spin.
Online sleuths spotted a range of subtle hints that the South American beauty had used him as inspiration for her role in the ad.
The most obvious indicator is her roaring around at lightning speed, as the Brit is one of the F1’s most decorated race car drivers.
His fastest lap on the track took him just one minute and 18 seconds at the Italian Grand Prix in 2020.
But there was another delicate detail in the ad which seems to be a nod to Lewis that was pointed out by observant fans.
A flock of men in suits are seen pursuing her on the motorway, with one even leaning out of the sunroof in a bid to get Shakira’s attention.
But it’s the car rather than its contents that has got people talking – as it is a Mercedes Benz, the team which Lewis famously drives for.
Shakira’s supporters were wowed by her performance behind the wheel and left convinced she must have been getting tips from her alleged new man.
Insiders claimed the pair hit it off after being introduced by Lewis’ F1 rival Ferrari track ace Carlos Sainz, who is pals with them both.
The superstars are said to be keeping things “fun and flirty” for now as they navigate their rumoured new relationship.
Sources have insisted they are just friends, but that has not stopped swirling speculation.
Rumours surrounding Shakira’s romance with Lewis have hotted up after a snap of them enjoying dinner with pals in Barcelona emerged.
He slinked his arm around the singer as they sipped on cocktails at a sushi restaurant earlier this month following his performance at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Shakira made no secret of her presence on the sidelines and was pictured beaming as she cheered on her rumoured beau as he roared around the track.
She proudly watched him scoop second place after Max Verstappen triumphed at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The She-Wolf singer has been taking solace in the company of Lewis in wake of her messy split from former footballer Gerard Pique.
Lewis legend showed off his chivalry when he whisked her off for a boat day with pals in Miami – by picking her up from the back of her £12million beach mansion late last month.
He made sure Shakira didn’t have too far to walk as she trotted down her private dock for the day out on the open-top cruiser.
The Mercedes driver quickly climbed out of the boat to lend the newly single mum a hand as she joined the group onboard.
Lewis later ensured she made it home safe as he dropped her back off at her plush new pad, where she counts the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Matt Damon as her neighbours.
Shakira’s repeated rendezvous with Lewis have caused a stir since they enjoyed a dinner together at the lavish Miami restaurant Cipriani.
Smiling at each other, Shakira appeared to join 92-time race winner Lewis and pals at his table in a short video snapped by a fan.
It comes after more speculation claiming Hamilton and Shakira are in a “love triangle”, which includes Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise.
That could potentially put Sir Lewis and Cruise’s 10-year bromance in jeopardy.
Shakira appeared in high spirits when she was seen mingling with the Mission Impossible star, 60, at the Miami Grand Prix in May.
Spanish media reported he was “absolutely mesmerised” by the mum-of-two and had even told a close circle of friends that he felt a connection with her.
Sources claimed that Tom was “giddy” after the chat while adding that the interactions were similar to “how he acted” when he first got with his ex-wife Katie Holmes.
An insider told Page Six that there was “chemistry” between the pair – with Tom sending her flowers after the meeting.
But Shakira reportedly shot down his advances and instead begged the actor to leave her alone and stop flirting with her.
She has been pictured with both men recently after splitting with Barcelona legend Pique last year.
But Shakira is believed to be taking her time before seriously committing to another relationship.
The popstar was seen jetting off from Barcelona airport alone after dropping her sons Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7, off with their father.
She then headed to her home country of Colombia to visit her elderly father before he underwent an operation.
The custody agreement between Shakira and Pique allows the ex-footballer to see his sons whenever he wants, but the children remain with their mother full-time.