Student poster prank in Texas McDonald's goes unnoticed for nearly two months

Roman Schwartz
September 6, 2018

Jevh Maravilla, 21, revealed Sunday that he and his friends pulled off an imaginative caper more than 50 days ago, in which they mocked up a fake McDonald's advertising image and hung it on a blank wall in a McDonald's in Pearland, TX.

"We were eating McDonald's one day and we looked around and saw there were posters around that didn't have any Asians", Maravilla told KHOU 11.

Two McDonald's customers in Texas pulled off a viral prank when they chose to turn themselves into protagonists of an ad and hang it inside the fast-food restaurant they often eat at.

Jevh Maravilla, who has Filipino heritage, made a decision to replace the faces of the models on the walls of the fast food chain with his own. "If you haven't noticed there isn't a lot of Asians represented in media and hopefully, some day, I can see someone like me on the big screen." . He dressed up as an employee, and with the help of friends, put up the poster while real staff were not looking. "It's now been 51 days since i hung it up".

After the finished product arrived, they created a cover in order to hang it on the wall.

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The poster, which they conceptualized, made use of a photo they themselves took; they added a logo of the fast food chain to further make it look like one of the restaurant's authentic posters. His post showed photos of him and his friend, posing next to the poster featuring their faces.

A McDonald's franchisee released a statement on the prank Tuesday, saying, "We take pride in highlighting diversity in every aspect of our restaurants".

Maravilla hopes maybe he'll have a future in modeling for McDonald's campaigns.

"And I really hope they'll never take it down", Maravilla says in the video.

Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.

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