All the Times Maris Racal Proved That Without Her, the Internet Would Be Boring AF
Aug 24, 2021   •   Kyzia Maramara
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Aug 24, 2021   •   Kyzia Maramara
Entertainers can pack up now, Maris Racal has proven time and again she might be the only thing the internet needs to have a good time. This 23-year-old woman sings, dances, acts, vlogs, makes her own music, and… creates her own memes? She’s an all-around social media star that’s always rife with top-notch hilarious content ready to share with the world. Antics such as these ones:
low budget dramarama sa hapon pic.twitter.com/CquDPseqGV
— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) August 23, 2021
Let’s start with the latest entertainment bomb Maris dropped on us. She reenacted a whole scene from the 1994 classic Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. Maris didn’t need special props to seamlessly switch between Maricel Soriano and Zsa Zsa Padilla’s roles nor did she need someone to operate the background music. Directing, cinematography, lead acting role, supporting acting role, improvised BGM, makeup, wardrobe? She can do all that on her own, thank you very much.
Back in July, Maris took to Instagram to greet a friend for his birthday and she did it in her usual kalog style: by posting two stunning solo selfies sans the birthday boy. Said friend Joric Pecson left a comment with a question we all had in mind: ‘San siya diyan? But Queen Maris has set off a trend. From now on we greet friends celebrating their birthdays with our own selfies, okay?!
If you aren’t yet sold on the theory that Maris Racal is the internet’s favorite, her relationship with Rico Blanco is solid proof. The internet suspected something was up when the actress posted a sweet birthday greeting for the former Rivermaya frontman. And then on May 31, during an online press conference, Maris admitted that yes, she and Rico are in fact dating. It had the internet shookt but mostly out of kilig. Maris herself was surprised that no one minded the 25-year age gap (they are consenting adults after all).
in saint maris we trust 🙏 pic.twitter.com/khLivR5ZVX
— irish (@keunasexy) March 17, 2021
Pretty soon, the internet dug up evidence that Maris might have manifested this relationship. Back in 2017 she tweeted “Hay Rico Blanco when will I hear you sing live?” It’s the Maris Racal version of Maine Mendoza’s “Arjo cutie.” And it worked.
san tayo pic.twitter.com/4rykl29Hw1
— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) May 26, 2019
When Maris posted this video on Twitter, she probably didn’t think it would be an integral part of Philippine meme culture. The video shows her all glammed up and doing a fierce runway walk with her friends Sue Ramirez and Loisa Andalio. “San tayo,” the caption simply read. To date, it has spawned hundreds of memes — the impact! — and continues to do so:
scarlett johansson, emma stone, and emily blunt walking to the court to sue disney
— justine…? (@filmsnmarvel) July 30, 2021
COVID Alpha, Delta, and Lambda forming a sorority in the Philippines:pic.twitter.com/iI0oY1ATyc
— goth manang ☠ (@69BALLZ69) August 15, 2021
Sinapian ata ako ni Ivy Aguas kagabi. Thank you sa pag awat, Papapeh. pic.twitter.com/XGQyYvHgSU
— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) October 1, 2017
Maris herself admitted that this 2017 memeable moment caught at the Star Magic Ball was hilarious. It looked like a classic “Pigilan mo’ko” moment where she’s ready to attacc and Inigo was holding her back. “Sinapian ata ako ni Ivy Aguas kagabi. Thank you sa pag awat, Papape,” she captioned her tweet. That’s in reference to Maja Salvador’s character in the ABS-CBN hit soap Wildflower. To this day this moment still illicit a chuckle from us.
— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) April 18, 2021
Speaking of memes, there’s more than one of her and they’re mostly made by *tada* Maris herself. Just like these two hilarious reaction videos she posted of her typing away at a laptop — again, a meme that solidified itself in Philippine pop culture. In one she is crying, mascara-stained tears streaming down her face, a moment we know all too well while encountering work-from-home frustrations. In the other she is haughtily typing away a.k.a. the face you make when a client is being too obnoxious via email.
— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) June 25, 2020
Top-tier memes from the goddess of the internet herself. These videos show us two things: 1) Maris can captivate and break the internet with just a short video and 2) she is a confident queen who comfortably lets herself be the subject of many memes to come.
And if you think Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are the only places where Maris posts her hilarious shenanigans, you’ll see more of that on her TikTok. It’s where she unleashes her creativity and humor like these videos:
@missmariestellaalam kong hindi lang ako yung ganito ##foryou ##fyp♬ original sound – Maris Racal – Maris Racal
@missmariestellaomg i spent so much time for this. if you could show your appreciation 🥺🥺🥺 ##fyp♬ original sound – Maris Racal – Maris Racal
@missmariestellaNag ayos para sa ##TiktokAwardsPH Dont miss my performance of Ate Sandali 😊♬ Ate Sandali – Maris Racal
@missmariestellai gave in and got TRAUMATIZED ##fyp♬ deja vu – Olivia Rodrigo
Maris Racal is the queen of the internet! And if you’re feeling a bit down, hang out on her social media sites or watch her vlogs like this one where she reacts to old PBB videos. It’s guaranteed to get you laughing in no time.
Kyzia spends most of her time capturing the world around her through photos, paragraphs, and playlists. She is constantly on the hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, and a great paperback thriller to pair with it.
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