She is Maria Aragon, a 10-year-old Fil-Canadian who lives in Winnipeg, Canada. Both of her parents are Filipinos but she was born in Canada.
She became popular overnight after Lady Gaga herself tweeted about her rendition of “Born This Way”, Gaga’s latest song, last February 17. The Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter has more than 8 million followers on Twitter and after she tweeted about Maria, the video surpassed two million hits on YouTube.
Yesterday, Maria guested on Hot 103, an FM station in Canada to have a chat with Lady Gaga on the telephone. The pop star told Maria how she was overjoyed when she saw her video on YouTube.
“I want to tell you something Maria because not only do you have such a beautiful voice, you are so joyful to watch. Every once in a while, whether people will believe it or not, I had a very bad day. And I was not having such a good day and when Perez sent me the video of you singing Born This Way, I was overjoyed that I began to cry, I was so happy…when i saw you so young and so beautiful singing those words so purely it reminded me why I wrote the song in the first place…never give up on your dreams Maria,” the Gaga said.
Maria sang the chorus of “Born this Way” with Lady Gaga afterwards.
Watch the sensational video here: