In the year of the tiger, come take a walk on the wild side, they said. And so Andrea Brillantes did.
When you’re trending almost every other day, that’s when you know you have the star power. While Andrea Brillantes is probably used to this by now, it must be quite the experience to see your name chart the way it does. Every TikTok, Instagram post, performance or TV show of hers always makes the rounds in the world wide web, and it’s not hard to see why. Just recently, Andrea collaborated with fashion photographer BJ Pascual for a dangerously glamorous photoshoot as we welcome the year of the tiger.
Once she posted those photos, you already know our jaws dropped. Aside from Andrea Brillantes looking like a 90s supermodel, we also spotted some pop culture references from her photoshoot that may or may not be intentional, but still leaves that memory of our favorite fierce females. Scroll down below to find out if you’re thinking what we’re thinking. ?
Andrea seemingly channels Marvel’s female feline, Leopard girl in a bodysuit by the late Dennis Celestial. The character first appeared in the 1954 series, Jungle Action # 1 where she was the protector of the forest and its animals.
JOANNE, LADY GAGA’S 5TH ALBUM
Just like Lady Gaga, Andrea Brillantes is a woman that wears many hats. This look in particular from the savagely beautiful set, which was styled by Eldzs Mejia, was reminiscent of Mother Monster’s album cover for her fifth studio album, Joanne.
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS
If any fictional character ate up animal prints the most, it would probably be Josie and the Pussycats. Who doesn’t love these rockin’ kitty cats? We also love Andrea’s dress and arm warmers that were designed by Edwin Tan. Rawr.
SCARY SPICE, THE CHEETAH GIRLS, AND NORMANI
It would be a crime to talk about animal prints and not mention the blueprint, “Scary Spice” or Mel B. Eventually, the Y2K girlies, Disney’s The Cheetah Girls continued that legacy. Very recently, Normani also wore a full leopard fit on her Wild Side music video.