Kimberly Pereira shared a video of her new red dress, which her fiancé, Dario Lazic, picked for her.
In a matter of hours, the video went viral, and she received hateful comments, with many claiming he was cheating.
The red dress was a postpartum gift
Periera and Lazic have been engaged for ten months. Four months before she received a revealing red dress, she gave birth to their first child.
Talking to Insider, Lazic, 27, said it was a present for Pereira, 24 since he wanted to motivate her and make her feel beautiful.
Kimberly loved her dress
The new mom loved the dress and filmed herself trying it on. In the video, Lazic suggested what kind of hairstyle she could wear with it once they go out to have fun.
The North Carolina-based couple said the video was posted “for fun,” so they were pretty surprised when they learned it had over 4.4 million views in a couple of hours.
The comment section surprised Kimberly
Pereira, who has over 10k followers on TikTok, saw the comment section and was left speechless.
Numerous people claimed Lazic wanted to mimic the look of a famous Instagram model with his suggestions.
It led to speculations about their relationship, which affected their mental health and well-being.
People tagged model Sam Rayner who wore the same dress
TikTok users quickly pointed out that Rayner wore the same dress, which can be found in an online boutique White Fox.
The commentators suggested that Lazic wanted his fiancee to look like Rayner based on his hairstyle recommendations.
People accused Lazic of trying to “recreate” the model’s look because he obviously finds her attractive.
One of the most upvoted comments read: “That would break my heart thinking he saw and memorized the exact look from another girl and was so unforgettable he’s trying to make me into her.”
Others said Lazic was creating a “fantasy” and wanted to turn his fiancee into a model because he wanted to “cheat” on her.
Lazic claims he had no idea who Rayner was
In an interview with Insider, Lazic revealed that he saw the hairstyle on a model on the website.
At the time, he did not know that the model advertising the dress was Rayner.
He thought that comments were initially funny, but then they became hurtful: “Once it got into the thousands of comments, I thought, ‘OK, this is getting out of hand.”
Pereira and Lazic were in “absolute shock.” Eight days after the original video, Lazic did a follow-up, and speculations started to die down.
The ordeal left the couple emotionally confused
Pereira said that initially, it was exciting to see the numbers go up. But, “then the hate starts rolling in, and you realize there are two realities.”
The young woman added, “We were fortunate enough to have each other through this situation, but I can only imagine what it would be like for someone who has to go through it alone.”
Lazic believed it was easy to ignore online hate
Lazic expressed that “when you have thousands of people saying things about you, and saying things like, ‘I can’t believe you had a baby with this disgusting man,’ it does get to you. I think it would get to any human being.”
He believes that a generation of young people has never learned to trust: “This culture that thinks, ‘everybody’s cheating on everyone,’ where there’s no loyalty or foundational trust, I think it’s really driven from social media.”
Pereira added that many believe “there’s always an ulterior motive to what that person is doing.”
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Not the first couple facing the online backlash
Last winter, Insider spoke to college students Meagan Glesmann and Matthew Boyle. The two received hate after Glesmann posted a video about surprising Boyle at college.
The comments alleged that Boyle looked “guilty,” and some even claimed he was cheating.
The viewers compared it to a viral video from September 2021, where a girlfriend’s surprise visit faced accusations about his fidelity.
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