Miss Universe 2019: Fans call Miss Thailand a 'copycat' for 'stealing' former Miss Universe Catriona Gray's outfit
When 26-year-old Miss Thailand Paweensuda Drouin took the stage for the evening gown walk, dressed in an ethereal shimmery red gown with a massive thigh-high slit, Twitter was quick to point out that the dress looked very similar to another contestant - Catriona Gray, Miss Universe 2018.
Fans never miss anything - especially gorgeous dresses. When 26-year-old Miss Thailand Paweensuda Drouin took the stage for the evening gown walk, dressed in an ethereal shimmery red gown with a massive thigh-high slit, Twitter was quick to point out that the dress looked very similar to another contestant - Miss Philippines Catriona Gray, Miss Universe 2018.
Gray, who was representing the Philippines, had worn a striking red dress featuring a plunging asymmetrical neckline and thigh-high slit. Fans also pointed out that it wasn't just the dress that was similar. "From the hair to the walk and the dress, Catriona Gray - copycat girl?" one user said, while another took a jab at Miss Iceland Brita Abiba not making to the top 5. "Judges voting for the clown who copied most of Catriona’s dress and not voting for Ice land," another said. A third user said, "Miss Thailand is a real trying hard to be a copy cat of Catriona, from twirling to the gown to her hair."
However, Drouin didn't make it to the Top 3 after getting to the Top 5. "When Miss Copycat Thailand wasn't even called for Top 3," one fan said sarcastically. "Just in case you need receipts about our claim that Miss Thailand is trying to replicate Catriona Gray... HERE YOU GO," said a user, posting a side by photo of the two gowns.
But some thought that it was unfair. Just because Gray wore the color doesn't mean no one else can, right? "I don't understand the complaints against Miss Thailand. I see her walk and look at her dress and I see a Miss Thailand, not Catriona Gray. It is unfair to expect all contestants to shun the red color just because Catriona slayed with it first," wrote a fan.
Clearly, Gray's iconic "lava walk" and famous twirl that set the internet ablaze last year has left quite the impression.