After Charice, here comes another Pinay to electrify the cyber and entertainment world. She is Maria Aragon.
Maria Aragon or Maria Lourdes Aragon (born July 2000) is a Canadian YouTuber, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was born and raised in Canada to Filipino parents. Maria does not speak Tagalog and has never been to the Philippines.
In February 2011, she posted a video on her sister's YouTube channel in which she performed a cover of "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga. A Twitter message from Lady Gaga on the video was sent to her eight million followers, and launched Maria to instant, international fame. The video garnered over 10 million views on YouTube in just five days. Her fans on Youtube started showing her support and giving her millions of views -sending her support♥♥. In just 6 days, her famous video, "Born This Way - (Cover)" on Youtube had reached up to 12 million views.
American talk show host Ellen Degeneres took notice of her talent from Lady Gaga's tweet and invited Maria to appear on her show on February 21, 2011. She performed "Born This Way" on the piano while singing on the show. Her parents were part of the audience and as seen in the video that recorded the show, they cried in joy as they saw their own daughter's talent. Maria Aragon got to have a talk with lady gaga. She invited her to perform in a duet with her at a concert in Toronto in March. Maria Aragon quoted "see you there," in the call.
Aragon is a fifth-grade student at the Isaac Brock School in Winnipeg, Canada.