This composite photo shows side-by-side photo of Miss Vietnam H'Hen Nie and Filipina travel vlogger Patrice Averilla.
Miss Universe Organization/Released, Twitter/Patrice Averilla
Long-lost sisters? Netizens see resemblance between Miss Vietnam, Filipina vlogger
Rosette Adel ( - December 16, 2018 - 3:26pm

BANGKOK, Thailand — A Filipina travel vlogger is being compared to Vietnam’s representative for Miss Universe 2018 H'Hen Nie for their uncanny resemblance.

Online users have been tagging vlogger Patrice “Ave” Averilla, known for her YouTube channel “Avelovinit”, as the lookalike of Nie.

In an interview with, Ave shared that her viewers and followers started sending her photos of Nie a few months ago because of their resemblance to each other.

“At first I really don't see the resemblance probably because I know that she is waaaay good looking than me plus super elegant niya,” Ave told

“But then about a week ago, I'm starting to see the similarities maybe there are some angles pero di ko pa rin makita ng todo,” she added.

Ave shared that she did not believe the online users at first until she took one photo on Friday where she also recognized their resemblance.

“I took a photo on my phone and one of my followers sent me a photo of her na pareho yung awra namin and that's when I got super shocked and at the same time freaked out na para ko siyang long lost sizzy,” she told

Nie is among the crowd favorites in the 2018 edition of Miss Universe.

Recently, Nie made it to the headlines with her banh mi national costume and the controversial video of Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers and Miss Australia Francesca Hung mocking the Vietnamese and Cambodian candidates' English speaking skills.

RELATED: How Miss Vietnam’s national costume ‘Banh Mi’ was chosen | Netizens slam Miss Universe queens over ‘racist’ comments vs Vietnam, Cambodia

Nie is set to compete against Philippine bet Catriona Gray and 92 others at the Miss Universe 2018 to be staged in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday.

Here are more photos of Nie and Ave:

 Do you see the resemblance too?

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