When four super queens reunite, you know it’s about to go down with the memes.
Ever seen the Lady Gaga clip where she showers the interviewer with non-stop praises for ten seconds straight? That was our exact reaction when we saw Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam’s latest cover shoot featuring four of the most-celebrated beauty queens in the Philippines.
Lensed by top photographer BJ Pascual, the shoot was mind-blowing and breathtaking in every aspect. The Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam team couldn’t have chosen better cover stars for their anniversary issue other than Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa, Miss World 2013 Megan Young, and Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong. A powerhouse all in one frame featuring four different concepts.
Now let’s be real. The Vogue or Pinterest validation is real for any creative individual, but when your work goes viral and has been constantly recreated—especially in the art of memery, that’s when you realize its long-lasting impact. In this case, the Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam cover with the four super queens. Scroll down below for our favorite recreations!
1. NOT 1, BUT 2 CONCEPT RECREATIONS!
Inspired by the Temptation Island and 20’s Menswear of the Big Four Queens in the 10th Year Anniversary of Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam— its_darrelortiz (@itsmedarrelqt) July 25, 2021
POWERHOUSE OF ASIA #TeamPhilippines 🇵🇭
A @bjpascual inspired photo@PiaWurtzbach @KylieVerzosa @meganbata
The lighting and the blocking was on point!
2. EFFORTLESS STYLING
They are the MOMENT.
3. SINKING DEEP WITH THOSE SHIPWRECKED DRESSES
One thing about those ship-wrecked dresses by Carl Arcusa aside from the artful draping is how you can re-create versions of it.
4. CUTOUT ILLUSTRATIONS
Edgian Florida’s been making waves for his cut-out illustrations of fashion shoots that are juxtaposed under the everyday Filipino setting, including his recreation of the Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam cover.
5. DARK SHADOWS
Let’s face it, not everyone can pull off the stockings like John Ray Pineda did.
6. MAKE WAY FOR THESE QUEENS!
Brave, proud, powerful, confident! This is how covers should be.
7. FLAWLESS EDITING
Hey, Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam, you missed this cover star.
8. DOLLS KILL
We’ve heard there was a road block outside.
9. BARBIE WORLD
10. WINE NIGHT, G?
Wine o’clock? Nah. Bring out the Red Horse!
11. THE MISSING PIECE
Suns out, buns out in this very discreet recreation.
12. THE REAL STAR
Who’s the real queen? She is EVERYTHING.