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Paolo Contis trends on Twitter because of BTS’ J-Hope and V

By Gaile Gregorio Published Nov 02, 2021 3:02 pm

Paolo Contis became the #1 trending topic on Twitter Philippines after fans spotted his uncanny resemblance to the sculpture of which BTS members J-Hope and V took videos of on Monday, Nov. 2.

The band members shared shared glimpses of the art installations at the the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea. One of which was an installation of Ron Mueck's "Mask II."

J-Hope shared an 8-second video of himself in front of Australian sculptor, and it trended for other reasons. Filipino netizens instantly noted that the sculpture bears an uncanny similarity to Contis.

The Filipino actor became a trending topic after reaching 2,665 tweets in less than an hour.

The “Mask II” is Mueck's self-portrait, according to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and it “demonstrates the subtle play of realities that characterize [his] work.”

Aside from J-Hope, BLACKPINK's Rose and Astro's Cha Eun Wo, have also had their photos taken with the popular piece.