Alena Yildiz, a 21-year-old fashion model from Germany was stunned after her friend withdrew her invitation after seeing her.
Alena Yildiz was eagerly looking forward to attending her friend's wedding. Alena dressed up nice and went for the wedding but only to be asked to leave for looking better than the bride. Alena, a 21-year-old fashion model from Germany, opened up on the ordeal to her followers on TikTok. She shared pictures of herself in a gorgeous dress and said her friend disinvited her. Alena went on to add that the dress in itself was picked out for her by the bride. "My close friend disinvited me to her wedding because she thought I looked too good in a dress SHE chose for me," read the on-screen text in the video before adding pictures of herself wearing the dress. The video went viral garnering more than 1.6 million views and 3.1 million likes. Many of her followers noted that she looked similar to singer Ariana Grande.
Alena recently graduated, completing her Bachelors in Science in Psychology in September. Tiktok users overwhelmingly sided with Alena and slammed her friend for disinviting her. "As your friend, she should want you to look beautiful. If she was secure and confident, she wouldn’t feel intimidated at her own wedding. So sad," wrote one person. "People who are saying she’s trying to outshine the bride clearly never been to an Arab/North African wedding," she wrote and Alena agreed, replying, "That's what I'm saying. Dressing like that to a wedding is literally the standard in our cultures." She added, "I'm Turkish and our weddings as extra af."
Many pointed out that the bride had picked out the dress for her. "She choose it at first for you to look bad but then she saw that you would make everything look good, she gets mad," commented one user. Some users jokingly sided with the bride, praising Alena's looks. "Tbh I wouldn’t want you coming to my wedding either my husband's gonna start crying because he picked the wrong one," one user wrote. Many added that they would want all of their friends look beautiful at their wedding. "Honestly I don't wanna marry but I wouldn't care if someone apparently outshines me at my wedding. I want everyone to have fun & feel pretty," commented one person. Another wrote, "I’d want all of my friends to dress up like they’re going to the met gala or red carpet 😌." Alena also shared a video of her story making the news adding that she's so happy that the world has her back.
One person shared a similar incident, writing, "Same. My “friend” since high-school didn’t want me in her wedding party because she thought I’d outshine her 🤷🏻♀️insecure much? 😒." Alena responded, "Please just cut her off like I did!! That's not a real friend."
Alena wasn't to be deterred and vowed to turn it around. "Y‘all are so CUUTE IN THE COMMENTSSSS🥰 let‘s just all attend each other’s weddings 😂❤️thanks for putting a smile on my face after this disaster," she wrote.
Cover image source: TikTok/@alenayildiz