Venus Raj: Miss Universe Leila Lopes' look-alike?

Just in case you do not know why Venus Raj became a trending topic on Twitter nationwide on Monday, September 12 (Tuesday, September 13 PST), when it is Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup that's supposed to be the woman of the hour (at least in the Philippines), here's the reason.

Some Filipino netizens noticed the similarity in appearance, hair and complexion of Venus, who bagged the 4th runner-up title last year, to Leila Lopes, this year's winner in the Miss Universe 2011 pageant.

Update: Reports say that Venus' impersonation of Leila was intentional, and according to several sources, the photo above was taken at the VIP lounge of Araneta Coliseum while she and other Bb. Pilipinas beauties were watching the pageant Tuesday morning.