'La vita e bella', or 'life is beautiful' for Giorgio Magistrelli. The Italian banker has recently married the love of his life, is about to fly to Paris for his parents' 50th wedding anniversary, and on Tuesday he learned that he had won a car by reading his favourite newspaper. Mr Magistrelli was the lucky winner of the third and final Daimler-Chrysler Smart car given away in the South China Morning Post's 'read smart win smart' contest launched last month. 'I can't believe it - it's incredible,' the 36-year-old said. 'I've never won anything before ... it's been a beautiful year,' he said. 'Beautiful ... beautiful.' he repeated, 'My wife will be so happy.' The Italian saw his wife-to-be walking down a street in Beijing three years ago, thought that she was beautiful and whistled at her. She ignored him. As chance would have it, later that evening the two crossed paths again in a bar. 'I said to her, 'Maybe you don't remember me but I'm the stupid guy who whistled at you earlier',' Mr Magistrelli said. 'We practically fell in love straight away.' In January last year the couple left Beijing for Hong Kong, where Mr Magistrelli says they hope to stay for many more years. 'It is such a convenient place, being right in the middle of Asia. You can travel everywhere very easily,' he said. 'The people are very nice here once you get to know them deeply, but the problem is, no one has the time here - everyone is too busy.' Last month the couple walked down the aisle - twice - once in Italy and then again in Bulgaria, his wife's homeland. Getting married twice did not come cheap, leaving the couple no spare cash for a car, he said. 'But now we've just won one,' he said happily. 'Although public transport is great in Hong Kong, there are still places you need a car to get to, like Sai Kung.'