For anyone who thought Heidi Montag was mirroring Britney Spears' career, the "Hills" star and her husband, Spencer Pratt, make yet another musical comparison: Michael Jackson.
In an interview with "The Hills: The After Show" host Jessi Cruickshank, Montag said she was on par with Jackson, with Pratt calling his wife "the new, modern-day, 2010 Michael Jackson."
Pratt continues that with Jackson's death, Heidi might now be possessed with Jackson's "divine spirit," adding that Heidi is "way bigger" than Jackson. "Michael Jackson's in heaven," he said. "The Holy Spirit now has extra Michael Jackson juice, so boom! For all we know, Heidi gets possessed with some of that Michael Jackson divine spirit."
After her striptease at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, it's pretty obvious that Montag is also influenced by Spears' career. "I grew up watching Britney Spears. That's someone I aspire to be, you know, like, career-wise," Heidi said, according to Us Weekly. "I think the world is ready for the next pop star, and I'm ready to be the next pop galaxy, so here we go."
It is a sentiment Montag has previously shared with MTV News, saying when she was younger, she'd dance around to Spears' songs. "I've wanted to do music since I could talk," Heidi said. "I used to do plays and singing and voice lessons and practice Britney routines when I was, like, 12. This is the biggest dream of my life."