The Power of Role Models: A Filipina Superstar in the Making

February 19, 2011

Dearest blog readers – This story is way too heartwarming NOT to pass along.  Allow me to introduce you to Maria Aragon, YouTube’s newest singing sensation.  Her version of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way has racked up over 4 million hits in 3 days!  Not only is she 10 years old and PHENOMENALLY talented, but she also happens to be Filipino! (surprise, surprise)   Have I mentioned that every Filipino is born with an incredible ability to sing and dance???  I want that music gene for my baby!

Happily, the story doesn’t end there.  Maria, who lives in Toronto now, was invited to the local radio station and surprised on air by Lady Gaga herself.  The video is incredibly touching and will probably make you tear up a little.  Pretty hard not to become a Gaga fan after hearing her in this interview!  So do yourself a favor and warm your heart a bit today (especially if you’re in the midst of winter) – it will do you good!  I’ll watch for the video from the Toronto Concert that they reference in the interview and share it with you when it comes across.  Have a fantastic weekend all!

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  1. Carly says:

    So many people are constantly making fun of and being nasty about Lady Gaga. Okay, she’s a little out there, but so what? Here she is embracing and encouraging this little girl, building her up and helping her go confidently in the direction of her dreams. I like Lady Gaga’s music and find her so original (for better or for worse), but after watching this I can honestly say she’s got a fan for life now. Way to use your celebrity!

  2. sarahlynn60 says:

    100% agreed Carly!

  3. Jenna says:

    All I can say is that I actually listened to the lyrics of that song when that little girl was singing it and it made me just cry. She is AMAZING! Thanks Sarah for finding such inspiring things!

  4. sarahlynn60 says:

    You are very welcome Jenna! I’m glad you liked it as much as I did! :) Love you so much, hope all is going well with the apps…

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