So you know that photo of Valentina Rossi posing in dungarees and no bra? Come on, don’t act like you don’t know exactly what we’re talking about. Well, a new version of that shoot has just appeared online… and it’s courtesy of Malta’s premier drag queen.
Valentina broke the internet last week with a Sunday upload celebrating No Bra Day, and people were very quick to react. In fact, while the influencer-DJ-model regularly gets upwards of 2,000 likes on her Instagram post, this particular one managed to rake in over 15,000.
And to be very honest, we can easily see why…
But while most people were busy refreshing their Instagram feeds hoping for more braless Rossi uploads, another Maltese influencer was busy getting ready for his own take on the already-iconic shot
Barely a week after the original post showed up on social media, national treasure Chucky Bartolo unveiled the fruit of his labour; a recreation of the Valentina photo… hair, make-up, boobs (?) and all.
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” Chucky jested. “I don’t have to tell you which pic this is based off, you’ve already seen it.”
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AW JOYCE! ??? • Hey @vallyrossix, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ?♥️ • I don’t have to tell you which pic this is based off ? you’ve already seen it ? • Commitment to the bit is going out to buy those dungarees and returning them the next day just for the snap ? • Swipe if you’re not sure which ICONIC photo I’m recreating here ?? • Shoutout to @karlbino for the photographic patience ♥️ • #malta #drag #dragqueen #valentinarossi @vibe887 @natefrankandrossi #ginger #redhead #style #model
“Commitment to the bit is going out to buy those dungarees and returning them the next day just for the snap”
A fabulous ginger himself, Chucky really knocked it out of the park with this one, and everyone clearly agreed.
Already gathering over 600 likes in under 24 hours, the post quickly caught the attention of some of the biggest Maltese names on social media, with everyone from Insta queen Tamara Webb to transgender model Karly May loving it. And yes, it was only a matter of time until Ben Camille and fashionista-momager Carina joined in to shower Chucky with all the kudos he so rightly deserved.
As for us, we’re willing to bet we’ll never be able to unsee this glorious recreation whenever we look at Valentina’s photos again. Not that we’re going to be refreshing her Insta feed all day. Promise.