- A netizen has pointed out a distinct similarity of Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2018 Eva Patalinjug's answer during the coronation night last Sunday
- The audience and judges were amazed by the quick wit of the contestant, making her earn a crown
- However, one Facebook user has shared that her answer was very similar to one magazine feature back in 2017
Then Binibining Pilipinas hopeful Eva Patalinjug amazed the judges and the audience with her answer to the question: "What is the role of beauty queens in the pursuit of our country’s economic success, if any?"
"A role of a beauty queen is to be a voice. I am here to make a message to all of you. In these times of uncertainty and fear that have seemingly taken over in our country, we have remained steadfast and unfazed amid all the challenges," Eva expressed, with a cohesive train of thought under 30 seconds.
"As a united nation, what we should do is set aside our political differences, forget our economic and social preferences, and let love and loyalty for our country rise above all so we can march toward the future in the hopes of making a peaceful country. Thank you," she continued.
Ultimately, the beautifully worded response was her ticket in winning the Miss Grand International 2018 crown.
However, a day after the coronation night, posts claiming Eva's answer was supposedly copied surfaced on social media. In particular, a Facebook post from a certain Pry River has gone viral, with some 10,000 reactions as of writing.
According to the post, Eva's answer did have a certain ring to it that made him remember a magazine piece he have read a while back.
He shared a screenshot of a June 2017 post from a Nadine Lustre fan page, which shows the star posing for an Independence Day-related campaign of fashion magazine Mega. That specific photo came with a pledge, which was shared by the magazine, which appears to be identical to a portion of Patalinjug's Q&A response.
The original pledge read, verbatim: "In these times when fear and uncertainty have seemingly taken over, as a united nation, we remain steadfast and unfazed in the midst of challenges. I believe what we need as one nation now is unity.
"As we celebrate our country's independence, let us march forward towards the future, in the hopes of building a better nation, #TheNewPH. This is my stand and my pledge for humanity. What's yours?"
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