This year's Miss Intecontinental pageant held its coronation night on Saturday, January 26, at the Mall of Asia Arena. Our country's bet, beauty queen Karen Gallman, won the coveted title (a first for a Filipina) and we couldn't be prouder!
However, another candidate caught the Internet's attention, Miss Vietnam Le Au Ngan Anh, who won fourth runner-up. During the long gown competition, Miss Vietnam walked the stage in a dress that looked very much like Catriona Gray's Mak Tumang creation for Miss Universe. Some fans even noticed that Miss Vietnam also did her own version of Catriona's iconic lava walk.
Want to see for yourself? Here's footage of Catriona from December:
And here is Miss Vietnam's walk last weekend:
Below is a side-by-side comparison:
The similarities are pretty obvious: Miss Vietnam's look was indeed *inspired* by Catriona and Filipinos are all worked up about it. Here's how the internet is reacting:
There are also some who are saying that we should be flattered, because Miss Vietnam loved Catriona so much that she decided to channel her!
According to the Miss Intercontinental website, Miss Vietnam is a 23-year-old student who is taking a master's degree program in Events International Management. She lives in Ho Chi Minh and Miss Intercontinental is her first major international beauty pageant.
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.