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Never in their Wildest Dreams would fans have expected to see Taylor Swift, or a semblance of Taylor Swift, as a contestant in an international beauty pageant—and yet, here she is.
Marta Magdalena Stepien, 24, from Windsor, Ontario represented Canada at the Miss Universe competition held in Thailand on Sunday. Her charm propelled her into the top 10 ranking out of 94 beauty queens.
However, it seems that viewers were also captivated by her uncanny resemblance to pop icon Taylor Swift. The similarities were widely recognized on social media.
“So I just stalked Miss Canada 2018, and she does have an uncanny resemblance to Taylor Swift,” remarked Twitter user ‘fiontays’.
“Go, Taylor Swift!” teased user ‘errizsml’.
Indeed, Stepien appears to be the brunette double of country-era Swift. Her use of a lipstick shade not unlike the singer’s trademark lip color at the pageant seemed to support this sentiment, too.
Many have struggled, but are you able to shake off these similarities?
— Martin Keith (@martinknpb) December 17, 2018
— εггız ⚠️ (@errizsml) December 17, 2018
So I just stalked Miss Canada 2018, and she does have an uncanny resemblance to TAYLOR SWIFT 😆❤
— Delicate (@fiontays) December 9, 2018
— Michaela|MERRY SWIFTMAS!🎄🇵🇭 (@burningwitchh13) December 17, 2018
— mariz (@dimriz_) December 17, 2018
Miss Canada 2018, Marta Magdalena Stepien
Taylor Swift[via ET Canada, images via various sources]