Every year, the SONA red carpet has been a hot topic on the internet, with many criticizing its similarities to a fashion show. Even though the first-ever State of the Nation Address (SONA) of the newly seated President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. had a dress code (restricting outfits with political messages), some attendees still took the chance to use their attires to put a spotlight on their advocacies. But it seems that an unexpected guest is the one who stole all that spotlight at the SONA 2022 red carpet. Who’s the unexpected guest, you ask? A stray cat.
Kitty on the catwalk
— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) July 25, 2022
Ahead of the other guests at the SONA is this cute scene-stealing cat strutting down their very own, well, catwalk. After walking down the red carpet, the mingming stayed to chill with members of the press to wait for the other guests, all while yawning frequently and licking its paws. The internet couldn’t help but go awww — among a few other things.
Netizens’ attention grabbed
What if the cat was part of the elections?
Vote for the feline!
Mingming probably screaming: where you at, rats?
This probably happened. Strut it, girl!
— Bea Cupin (@beacupin) July 25, 2022
Later, Rappler reporter Bea Cupin even found the cute cat slinking around potted plants.
Absolute scene stealer
The highlight of the red carpet.
What’s the most memorable moment you can remember from SONA 2022?