Maria Aragon or Maria Lourdes Aragon (born July 17, 2000) is a Filipino-Canadian YouTuber, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was born and raised in Canada to Filipino parents.
In February 16 2011, she posted a video on her sister's YouTube channel in which she performed a cover of "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga. A tweet from Lady Gaga on the video was sent to her eight million followers, and launched Maria to instant, international fame. The video garnered over 10 million views on YouTube in just five days. In just 6 days, her video, "Born This Way - (Cover)" on Youtube had reached up to 12 million views.
American talk show host Ellen Degeneres took notice of her talent from Lady Gaga's tweet and invited Maria to appear on her show on February 21, 2011. She performed "Born This Way" on the piano while singing on the show. Her parents were part of the audience and as seen in the video that recorded the show, they cried in joy as they saw their own daughter's talent. Before the show on an interview with HOT-103 FM, Maria Aragon spoke with Gaga, and was invited to perform "Born This Way" with her at The Monster Ball Tour concert in Toronto in March. Maria Aragon confirmed she was invited to sing with her on Ellen.
Aragon is a fifth-grade student at the Isaac Brock School in Winnipeg, Canada. She lives with her brother, two sisters and her parents.