Maria Aragon makes her Pinoy parents proud

Maria Aragon makes her Pinoy parents proud

The parents of 10-year-old Filipino-Canadian YouTube sensation Maria Aragon are very proud of their daughter’s newfound popularity.

It all started when Aragon posted on YouTube a few weeks ago her piano rendition of Lady Gaga’s new song “Born This Way,” which has registered over 16 million hits now.

Since then, the young singer had already granted radio interviews one after another. She also appeared on some highly rated television shows such as “Ellen” and “Good Morning America.”

This March, she will be doing a duet with Lady Gaga in her Toronto, Canada show upon the personal invitation of Gaga herself during their surprise phone chat in a radio station in Winnipeg.

Although Aragon’s father, who hails from Mandaluyong City, and her mother a native of Ormoc, Leyte are very supportive of their daughter’s musical ambitions, they said her studies is still top priority. The young singer is a Grade 5 student at the Isaac Brock School in Winnipeg.

Aragon has not been to the Philippines but she knows some Filipino celebrities by watching shows on the Filipino channel. She was also able to greet her ‘kababayans’ in straight Filipino.