Newcastle TikTok star compares Met Gala looks to North East icons

Rebecca Baty has over 60 thousand followers on TikTok, where she shares North East based content.

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Rebecca Baty is known for shining a light on the North East on her social media platforms, mostly on her TikTok page where she boasts a following of 64 thousand.

While Rebecca tends to share hidden gems, unique experiences and delicious food options in the city centre and beyond with her followers, her most recent video is slightly different from the rest.

In the TikTok video uploaded this morning, Rebecca took notable outfits from the 2023 Met Gala, and paired them with iconic parts of Newcastle, from landmarks such as the Tyne Bridge to the Newcastle United strip.

The 2023 Met Gala which took place on Monday, May 1 saw hugely famous celebrities take to the Red Carpet in glamorous, fashionable looks. This year’s Met Gala theme was Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, paying tribute to the German fashion designer who passed away in 2019.

However, Rebecca’s hilarious video put a North East spin on the looks. She paired Lizzo’s look with a Newcastle United strip, Pedro Pascal’s red and black number with Newcastle’s vampire rabbit, Eva Chen with the Tyne Bridge, Kylie Jenner as the Beamish museum entrance, Michael Coel as the Angel of the North and many more.

Alongside her TikTok video, which has since racked up almost 10 thousand views since its upload early this morning, Rebecca also posted an Instagram carousel of images explaining the North East pairings.  She captioned the post: “If Met Gala 2023 looks were inspired by North East icons; let’s go!”

We spoke with Rebecca, who explained that when she saw Pedro Pascal’s look, she instantly thought of Newcastle’s vampire rabbit, which is located in St Nicholas’ Church yard in Newcastle’s city centre.

Rebecca also said that she is incredibly passionate about the North East, and loves to share content based on her hometown, whether that be “traditional or the more obscure”.

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