Recently we reported how a humble Jollibee worker found herself suddenly world-famous due to her resemblance to Hollywood superstar Chloe Grace Moretz.
(See report here)
A photograph of Miss Edcell Ched working at a branch in Malabon City, Manila, was snapped by an unknown customer and soon went viral, amassing many millions of online hits. It was then noticed by the American actress and model herself, who tweeted: “WHOAAA we do look very alike.”
Miss Ched was clearly delighted by her sudden fame, particularly as she’d always been a big fan of Miss Moretz. Writing on Facebook, she said: “To all: Thank you so much for the attention. I am overwhelmed by all your support and specially to my idol, Chloe.”
However, despite her new-found fame (and all the inevitable dubious “job” offers, no doubt) the hard-working young student has continued to work at the fast food chain.
Now the 20-year-old’s bosses have rewarded her commendable work ethic with a special new year makeover treat.
As you can see, the results are quite stunning:
Note to the grumbling, cynical commenting crew: Yes, we know this is a blatant marketing stunt by Jollibee, that’s quite clear. (In one picture she’s gazing lovingly at a fried chicken leg for goodness sake). But to see this very sweet, modest, hard-working young Filipina have her day in the sun is quite lovely to watch. And let’s be honest, we’ve all cried watching Cinderella, haven’t we? (Or is that just me?)
So, let’s stop being grumpy about everything, and enjoy a nice story about some well-deserved happiness for a change.
Happy New Year.