Kia Commercial, Lady Gaga

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Heck, even hamsters live for the "Applause."

At least, in the new Kia Soul commercial, which features the iconic Kia hamsters transforming themselves into svelte superstars to the tune of Lady Gaga's new single "Applause."

"Check out @Kia's youtube channel in one hour for a surprise! #hamsters," the Mother Monster teased Thursday night before posting a clip of the commercial with the hilarious caption: 

"This is exactly my hip rehab gym routine," she wrote (the "Born This Way" beauty underwent hip surgery in February after suffering from a show injury). 

In the commercial, the hamsters hit the gym hard (one even sports a shirt that says "all buff, no fluff") as the Kia Soul also undergoes its own transformation.

After the hamsters and the Kia Soul both get their own makeovers, the three hamsters emerge out of their sleek new vehicle, showing off their slim and trim figures to a throng of screaming fans on the red carpet.

It's only been two weeks since Lady Gaga released the first single off of her forthcoming album Artpop. The tune hit the airwaves one week early after the single was leaked online.

The 27-year-old singer is set to take the stage at Brooklyn's Barclays Center Sunday where she'll open the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards by belting out the lyrics to her hit single.

Lady Gaga, Applause Video


She joins an already impressive list of performers, including Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke.

Meanwhile, Artpop is scheduled to drop on Nov. 11.

And if you're a die-hard fan of the Kia commercial, don't worry, the hamsters have their own clothing line.

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