WATCH: Did Drag Race Star Alaska “Borrow” This Filipino Drag Queen’s Schtick?

At the RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons on Saturday night, Alaska Thunderfuck stunned the audience with a straight-up lipsynch of Mariah Carey’s “Hero” interrupted by a unearthly howl reminiscent of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. (Above, watch Alaska perform the number at a Heaven and Hell party in Pittsburgh.)

When we were recounting the amazing number to a friend, he recalled seeing something eerily similar a few years back on YouTube: An unnamed drag queen in the Philippines got more than a 1.5 million views with her rendition of “I Will Always Love You” (below), which was also punctuated with some truly monstrous turns.

Is this merely a coincidence, or did Alaska lift this gurl’s bit? (Ms. Thunderfuck has apparently admitted her trademark “hiiiii” came from another queen.)

Well, if Alaska is guilty, she’d hardly be the first queen to snatch a routine. Even Queen Bey has lifted her videos from Italian singers and old Audrey Hepburn movies.