Miss Intercontinental ended last week with Philippines’ representative Karen Gallman winning the coveted title.
However, the attention right now is focused on 4th-runner-up Miss Vietnam, Le Au Ngan Anh, who reportedly stolen Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s look as well as her signature walk.
During the evening gown section, the Vietnamese beauty was seen sporting a red dress that looked very much like Catriona Gray’s Mayon Volcano gown at Miss Universe 2018.
Not just the dress, Twitter users also noted that she even sported the same side-swept hairstyle, but most importantly, she did Gray’s signature lava walk on the runway.
— PAGEANTAVENUE (@pageantavenue) January 26, 2019
Also, she’s not the only one! Apparently, Miss Thailand has also been accused of copying Gray’s unique runway walk.
While some commenters are flattered that the Filipina beauty queen has inspired so many beauty contestants, others are angry that the move was stolen.
Did Miss Thailand and Miss Vietnam copied Miss Universe Catriona Gray’s Lava walk… and gown? Still rooting for Miss Philippines Karen Gallman FTW! #MissIntercontinental #MissIntercontinental2018#MissUniverse #MissPhilippines pic.twitter.com/q6ApF2YIw1
— Marnie Raro (@marnieraro) January 26, 2019
But out of the 2 Intercontinental beauty queens, Vietnam is the one receiving more fires from the haters, which is understandable because not only did she stole Gray’s walk, but also her look. She also wore a pre-pageant outfit that looked very similar to what Gray wore in 2018.
After receiving plenty of criticisms, this is what Miss Vietnam has to say to her bashers. “For my bashers, thank you for your negativities to make me become positive-minded person. Thank you for your hurtful words to make me stronger and be a reason for me to pursue my advocacy against cyber-bullying on the world stage.”
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Finally, I have got 4th runner-up placement of Miss Intercontiental 47th edition. First of all I want to say thank you for Miss Intercontinental Organization to give us memorable gathering in a beautiful Philippines for this biggest celebration in the pageant history. Thank you for teaching us how to be responsible, disciplined and focused to overcome our comfort zones to pursue our dreams. Thank you for the entire management and our chaperons : Héctor, Simone, Harini, Ashley, Diana,..for always taking good care of us. For my fellow contestants, thank you for giving me the opportunities to know you and become good sisters. I will never forget the way you celebrated my birthday together. I love you all ❤️ To have this achievement, this is not only my effort and hard work but also thanks to the great support from my family, my team, my fans and my beloved ones. Thank you so much for always be back behind me ❤️ I want to express my most sincere gratitude to Tito Rodin Gilbert B.flores, Miguel West, Bench Ortiz, Enan Bernaldez, Cruz Drew Galleguez for providing me professional training to be well-prepared in this competition. I am proud to be a part of #KFamilia. Also I want to thank you for Jim Ryan Ros and Glam team to make us beautiful on stage. Thank you my Filipino fans, especially Janice Camallere for watching and supporting me from the beginning of the journey. I appreciate your caring very much ❤️ Last but not least, for my bashers, thank you for your negativities to make me become positive-minded person. Thank you for your hurtful words to make me stronger and be a reason for me to pursue my advocacy against cyber-bullying on the world stage 😉 #MissIntercontinental #PowerOfBeauty
So what do you all think? Is it fair for netizens to call it stealing or is it just mere inspiration?