British baroness mistakes 22-year-old man for child

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A British baroness recently mistook a Vietnamese man for a child and picked him up for a photo, according to Mashable.

Michelle Mone, the founder of the British lingerie line Ultimo Brand International, had just finished giving a speech to an audience of 3,000 people at an entrepreneur’s conference in Vietnam when the incident happened.

When 22-year-old Nguyen Tan Phat approached the stage and handed her a bouquet of flowers, Mone mistook him for a 6-year-old child.

Mone then pick Nguyen up for a photo!

According to Mashable, a woman in the front row then shouted, “Put him down — I’m his wife!”

That’s when the whole crowd burst into laughter.

Mone later addressed the embarrassing incident on her Twitter account.

A Vietnamese news outlet originally reported that Nguyen is 46 years old, but he clarified in a Facebook post, saying he is, in fact, 22 years old and does not have a wife.

Must-See Stories

More Must-See Stories


Follow FOX8 on Twitter