In a case of what sounds like humble bragging, a German model was uninvited to her close friend’s wedding for looking better in a dress than the bride.
Alena Yildiz, 21, made a TikTok video that went viral with over 10 million views with her modeling the stunning dress. She paid 1200 euros (USD1360) for the dress that her friend allegedly chose.
The extravagant dress with blue and tan embellishments is designed by Albina Dyla. Alena’s svelte figure filled out the dress nicely and that’s perhaps why her friend felt upstaged.
In an interview with Insider, Alena claimed that the rest of the bridesmaids were going to wear similar dresses and she didn’t understand why her friend was uncomfortable with her wearing it.
“That’s why she chose such an extravagant dress for me — all of our other friends wore extravagant dresses as well, but she only had a problem with me,”
Apparently after her TikTok went viral, Alena and her friend are no longer on talking terms.
“She was very angry about the whole situation and ended up uninviting me after the call. We got into a fight because it made no sense to me since she chose that dress herself,” – Yildiz for Insider
Netizens had mixed reactions towards the whole situation. Some said the bride overreacted.
Some were of the opinion that the bride should have more confidence in herself.
There are those that questioned the friendship the women shared.
And then there are those who felt that Alena was a humble brag.
Perhaps there is more to the story than meets the eye.
Alena believes that every bride has the right to make requests of their bridesmaids but she urged proper communication is key to prevent unwanted misunderstandings. She ended the interview with Insider by saying,
“Another woman’s beauty doesn’t make your beauty fade, and I wish more people would understand that and be confident.”
forever grateful for everything I love you more than life❤️
Reporter’s Opinions: I have to admit she is stunning but it does sound like a case of humble bragging.
If no one knew who Alena was before the whole drama, they sure know her by now. I won’t be surprised if she gets more modeling contracts after this.
If her story is true, the bride is either insecure or is more of a frenemy I’d say? Like why would you single out Alena when the rest are wearing similarly extravagant dresses?
You would know by now that Alena is gorgeous, the kinda gorgeous that can wear a black garbage liner and make it look good on the runway.
Even if she is better looking than you, have more confidence in yourself. No one can outshine you on your big day if your light shines brightly from the inside.
The bride’s glow? Yeah that’s a real thing.
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