Maris Racal trended right after the Miss Universe 2023 competition for the most unexpected reason. ICYMI: The 26-year-old posted a carousel on her Instagram on November 19 with the caption: "miss universe preparation dump [laughing emoji]."
In it, Maris posted photos of her ethereal ensemble by Filipino designer Marc Rancy during the ABS-CBN Ball 2023 which bears a striking resemblance to the evening gown worn by newly-crowned Miss Universe 2023, Sheynnis Palacios.
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Maris and Sheynnis' gowns both featured bright blue shawl sleeves, though the former wore a predominantly nude dress while the latter chose a pearly white color. Both looked gorgeous, though!
The actress and singer took to social media to show off her behind-the-scenes fitting for the ABS-CBN Ball which happened last September 30, 2023.
Of course, netizens couldn't help but notice the resemblance between the two gowns, resulting in funny Instagram comments under Maris' post.
"Congrats, Irene!" Darren Espanto and Awra Briguela commented, referencing her character in the series Can't Buy Me Love.
"Di mo kami maloloka Miss Nicaragua," exclaimed one netizen. LOL!
Never change, Maris!
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
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