Instagram followers of Bela Padilla recently raised questions on the actress’ post to ask whether she copied Sam Pinto’s “I’m lounging by the beach” pose during her latest trip to Siargao. But did she really copy Sam’s?

How is this place real? @bayudsiargao #bayudiful #siargao #skyjetairlines shot by @chefrainbarbers ❤️

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Here’s Sam’s photo in Phuket, Thailand:

Lounging be like ?

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Bela was quick to respond that she actually saw this photo inspiration from Pinterest:

True enough, there are a couple of ladies on Instagram who have been doing variations of the same pose:

Who actually did it better? We’re undecided too. They all look stunning nonetheless.

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