Stuff like this makes me wish I could go back to high school in an age where social media is a much bigger deal than it was in 2007. When I was in high school, people barely had Facebook.
This is June Kyra Dela Chica, a 17-year-old Oregon high school student about to enter her senior year. To prepare for the school year, students are required to get IDs with their name and photo. Dela Chica managed to outdo everyone. I mean, there is actually no competition. She wins from now until the end of time.
Check this out:
For those unfamiliar with Disney‘s Mulan, Dela Chica made herself up to look like the local matchmaker (scarier than the undertaker) – the loud and obnoxious woman who calls Mulan “a disgrace.”
BuzzFeed managed to speak with the hilarious student, after her tweet went viral, amassing over 91,000 retweets, about how she convinced the school’s photographer to let her take her photo looking the way she did.
“Once the makeup was on, I moved my way to the pictures station and lined up,” Dela Chica said. “One of the ladies was very open-minded and laughed; the other lady — who was actually taking my photo — was very grumpy and rude tbh. I remember her saying, ‘I don’t know if you can take this photo. Are the admins okay?’
“I replied with ‘The admins said if I’m okay with showing my face like this to hundreds of people then go on ahead. And if it’s really THAT bad I can always retake it.’ She shrugged and replied with a simple okay.”
Of course, like most viral sensations, Dela Chica didn’t expect to become the overnight star that she has, saying, ““To be honest, when I posted it on Instagram [and]on Twitter I thought my Instagram would be the only thing getting notifications LOL,” she said. “My Twitter’s kinda dry usually; I honestly would have never thought it would even get over 20 retweets, let alone 40,000.” But, fame can be a funny thing. “Next thing you know random people are quoting my tweets calling me a hero/savage/queen, my friends are getting notified from THEIR friends about my tweet.”
Keep at it, girl. I see bright things in your future.