MANILA, Philippines—The latest YouTube sensation is not a singer in the usual sense, but two Pinoy lip-synching siblings, whose uproarious antics have earned them fans worldwide, including Peter Cetera of the famous 1970s group, Chicago.
The novelty music video act that is Moymoy Palaboy debuted on the Internet in February 2007, purely on a whim. “Trip lang, gusto lang naming makita sarili namin sa YouTube, [We just wanted to see ourselves in YouTube.]” says James Ronald Obeso, a.k.a. Moymoy.
Since then, it has a garnered a total of 7.12 million hits for 22 uploaded videos.
At first, James had difficulty convincing Rofil, his younger brother, who was very shy. But when Rofil finally said yes, deciding to wear a bushy wig to hide his identity, the act proved to be a rib-tickling bombshell waiting to explode.
Using a Sony Ericsson W810i cell phone with a 2-megapixel camera — and with Rofil editing the footage on an HP laptop — the first Moymoy Palaboy video, ‘N Sync’s “Dirty Pop,” featured only James.
Read more: Inquirer.net - Moymoy Palaboy, superstar
Got this video from Pinay Mom in Czech Rep while I was blog-hopping. :)
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