An unflinching Liza Soberano touching “slimey” worms and crickets she mistook for cockroaches has, as expected, spawned a meme along the lines of, “umarte nang naaayon sa ganda.”
The hilarious and witty reactions so far — such as pledging to welcome cockroaches on the dinner table — were prompted by viral clips of the “Darna” star taking on the “What’s in the Box” challenge.
What’s not shown in those videos, which are part of a promotional campaign of a watch brand Soberano endorses, will only serve to reinforce the running joke on social media.
In a short clip being re-posted by fan pages dedicated to Soberano, she is seen walking towards a dressing room, apparently right after she was filmed doing the challenge.
She then casually passes an object to an unsuspecting colleague, who immediately throws it on the floor. A closeup shot reveals it was one of the worms Soberano was touching just moments prior. Not content, a laughing Soberano picks up the worm and teases her friend with it.
The prank, as seen in the video, was a light moment that had fans of Soberano flooding their timelines with laughing emojis, and once again committing, in jest, to follow their idol’s example.