Ford Sneaks a Fake Swimsuit Model Into 'Sports Illustrated'

Dalena Henriques may not be real, but she loves the Mustang

Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue hits newsstands today. And while it's full of scantily clad models in bikinis, one young woman is not who she appears. As Creativity reports, a Ford print spread in the issue shows a beauty shot of the 2013 Mustang, along with a partial view of a model identified in the caption as "Dalena Henriques." There's no website address, but readers who are interested enough to Google her will likely end up on (mostly because there's literally nothing else about this woman online). But instead of more information about her, the site simply shows more beauty shots of the Mustang, and more partial shots of Ms. Henriques, along with some pithy captions. A model who's completely fake and whose sole purpose is to sell things? Dalena Henriques may not technically exist, but she's doing a great imitation of her fellow models. Nicely played by Ford and Team Detroit. After the jump, check out the cover of the 2012 swimsuit issue, featuring Kate Upton.