An ‘optical illusion’ photo shared by a model on Twitter has gone viral – after it appeared to show her with an unusually large gap between her legs.
In two images being compared to ‘The Dress’, which sent the internet into a frenzy in 2015, Marisol Villanueva, who goes by the name ‘Rose’ on Twitter, can be seen taking selfies in a mirror in a new outfit.
Marisol, 18, from Granada, Spain, posted them on social media with the status, ‘Yea I just combined vertical and horizontal stripes’, in a tweet that has been liked 23,000 times and retweeted 3,400 times.
The photos, shared on Saturday, show her side-on, wearing a horizontal stripe jumper and joggers with a vertical cream line down the side.
In two images being compared to ‘The Dress’, which sent the internet into a frenzy in 2015, Marisol Villanueva, who goes by the name ‘Rose’ on Twitter, can be seen taking selfies in a mirror in a new outfit
However, rather than her fashion sense, many social media users were more concerned with what they thought they could see – mistaking the cream line for a large gap between her legs.
Replying to Marisol’s post, aria wrote: ‘For a second i thought the tan stripe on your joggers was the gap between your thighs and i ALMOST LOST IT.’
Referring to The Dress – which sparked a debate over whether it was gold and white or blue and black – Nadya said: ‘This is more confusing than the white and gold/ black and blue dress that went viral in 2015.’
Leucifer added: ‘First look… Holy crap. Took my eyes a second to adjust. Color of stripe matches the floor.
The photos show her side-on, wearing a horizontal stripe jumper and joggers with a vertical cream line down the side
However, rather than her fashion sense, social media users were more concerned with what they thought they could see – mistaking the cream line for a large gap between her legs
‘Side note: maybe this can be the next “blue dress” trick of the eye thing? lol.’
Erik Pryal tweeted’Is it just me or did anyone else think that was both of her legs at first.’
Max posyed: ‘SQKSWIODKWJD I THOUGHT SHE HAD REALLY SKINNY LEGS.’
AarzA added: ‘That’s what happens when you combine vertical and horizontal stripes… people think you have no legs.’
Autumn wrote: ‘THE.FEAR. literally thought you had become this meme going around rn w the tiny waist but w yr legs.’
Social media users replied to the post to state what they thought they saw
Marisol said she was pleased she had made a lot of people laugh over the images
Haunter agreed: ‘My dumbass thought she has the skinniest legs in the godamn world.’
However, not everyone was on board with the optical illusion.
Michaela wrote: ‘I’m trying SO hard to see the illusion of extremely tiny legs everyone is hyping and I just can’t. I feel like baby girl is just casually slaying in her stripes.’
Another tweeted: ‘Y’all be trippin if u think this girl got skinny ass legs.’
Marisol, who also featured in Twitter Moments, took the comments in good humour, retweeting them and explaining that her legs were not as thin as the illusion showed.
She wrote: ‘At least I made a lot of people laugh today.’
She told Femail: ‘At first Ifelt a little scared because I didn’t notice the optical illusion so wasn’t expecting it at all, and the idea of such a big amount of people seeing a picture of me was crazy.
‘I also didn’t know how the people who know me in real life would react. But almost everyone’s being nice and I’m glad that I made a lot of people laugh!’
Not everyone who saw the photos thought they made the model appear to have skinny legs
Twitter user Kuririn even turned the model into a meme
In 2015, the internet was divided when a picture of a two-tone dress went viral, with many admitting that they could not accurately identify the colours they were seeing.
Some people thought the dress was white and gold whilst other claimed it was blue and black.
The picture of the dress was first posted on Tumblr by Caitlin McNeill, a 21-year-old aspiring singer from Scotland, after noticing her friends saw different colours in the photograph.
The image became an sensation, with posts arguing over the dress’s original colours – and science behind the debate – being viewed and shared millions of times.
The original photograph of the dress was taken by Cecilia Bleasdale, who bought it for her daughter Grace’s upcoming wedding.
She sent the image to the bride-to-be, who shared it with her groom. They were the first people to disagree over the dress’s colours.
But when the bride-to-be posted the picture on Facebook, a disagreement erupted over the colour of the outfit: some said it was white and gold, while others insisted it was blue and black.
The picture of the dress was first posted on Tumblr by Caitlin McNeill, a 21-year-old aspiring singer from Scotland, after noticing her friends saw different colours in the photograph (left). Right, the actual colours of the dress