Cockroach ‘steals the show’ at Met Gala 2023 after gatecrashing red carpet before Rihanna

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A cockroach has created a buzz at the Met Gala 2023 after strutting up the red carpet before the likes of Rihanna and Kim Kardashian.

Stars including Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez and Jared Leto led the arrivals at the New York fundraiser organised by Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

While Karlie Kloss and Serena Williams used the glitzy bash to debut their baby bumps for the first time, there was one guest in particular that stole the limelight.

A cockroach. Yes, you read that right.

Despite vying for attention from the likes of Rita Ora and husband Taika Watiti, the insect has well and truly captured the hearts of the internet.

The cockroach – we haven’t confirmed who they were wearing – was seen gatecrashing the red carpet, prompting laughter from the neighbouring photographers.

The cockroach strutted its stuff on the Met Gala’s red carpet (Picture: People/Twitter)

Sadly the cockroach’s moment in the limelight wasn’t to last (Picture: People/Twitter)

But the roach’s moment in the limelight wasn’t too last as a pap ran up to it before squelching it with his foot.

We guess it was there for a good time not for a long time.

Naturally, the cockroach’s appearance sent social media into a frenzy, with one Twitter user commenting: ‘Cockroach steals the show.’

#MetGala2023 #RedCarpet Cockroach steals the show! 😱🤣

— O2ZQ (@omegafemale) May 2, 2023

the cockroach after serving at the met gala

— gymmy (@sIeepingskull) May 2, 2023

Closeup of the cockroach’s outfit at the Met Gala tonight.

— Alejandra Caraballo (@Esqueer_) May 2, 2023

“sir, they killed the met gala cockroach”

— brianna (@_l3rianna_) May 2, 2023

Interesting how a cockroach made it to the met and I didn’t…..

— ✨ (@itagotnochill) May 2, 2023

the cockroach on its way to the met gala

— 𝚓𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚍. (@cowboytiddies) May 2, 2023

The cockroach beat Rihanna to the red carpet (Picture: FilmMagic)

Even Karlie’s pregnancy didn’t take the shine off the cockroach (Picture: Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Another joked: ‘Interesting how a cockroach made it to the met and I didn’t.’

Many others also speculated about the cockroach’s outfit and expressed their sadness when the creature met its demise.

While the cockroach made the cut, Blake Lively, like the rest of us, was watching the event unfold at home.

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The 35-year-old has become one of the stand-out stars of the annual bash but revealed she would be skipping it this year after giving birth to her fourth child recently.

However, the Gossip Girl actress couldn’t resist a gag and took a picture of herself in sweats and captioned the post: ‘First Monday in May.’

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