- Jervi Li aka ‘KaladKaren’ finally meets Karen Davila
- Karen was in the middle of putting on a make-up, when ‘KaladKaren’ appeared in the room and surprised her.
Famous online impersonator ‘KaladKaren’ meets Karen Davila in person
Breaking News! Karen meets KaladKaren! LOL pic.twitter.com/mksayzUJsz
— julius babao (@juLiusbabao) September 20, 2017
On Wednesday video post of Julius Babao, he documented the first ever meet up of the two. In the video, you can see that the real Karen was in the middle of putting on a make-up, when ‘KaladKaren’ appeared in the room.
Jervi Li aka ‘KaladKaren’ is the impersonator of the veteran broadcast journalist. Li gained online fame after Facebook user Michael Tanchaco posted a video of Li impersonating Davila. In the video, Li pretended to be in The Correspondent, and can be seen mimicking Davila as she crosses a river along with other members of the TV crew.
In her guesting at ASAP Chillout, ‘KaladKaren’ shared she has never met Karen Davila in person but they have been exchanging tweets for while. Karen Davila even commented “KaladKaren, ang galing mo!
She also created an imitation of May Puhuhnan and made her own version , May Upuan. ‘KaladKaren’ can be seen eating fishballs and interviewing the street vendor – maintaining the voice and manner of speaking.
On the video during the meet-up, Li and Davila also have some similarities. Both graduated from the College of Mass Communications at the University of the Philippines Diliman. While Davila worked either as a reporter or TV and radio host in both GMA and ABS-CBN networks, Li worked in the same industry as a creative writer and floor director for GMA’s Eat Bulaga and writer for TV 5. According to an ABS-CBN report, Li currently works as the head writer of a reality show in a cable channel.
During their quick meet-up, Karen Davila invited ‘KaladKaren’ on seeing and spending their weekend together. On September 20, ‘KaladKaren’ posted a picture with Karen Davila on the set on Bandila, captioning “Dream come true. Salamat Ma’am Karen’
KaladKaren, Karen and Vic De Leon Lima at Pasada Sais Trenta
Sources: ABS-CBN News
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