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

In a You Tube video revealing the prank Maravilla showed off a fake ID badge he made

To seal the deal, Maravilla posed as a Regional Interior Coordinator - where a fake badge and a Mickey D's uniform shirt purchased at Goodwill - and secretly hung the poster on the restaurant's wall.

So Maravilla and Toledo, both Filipino-American, made a decision to create their own ad for a blank space on the wall. "I needed one friend to record and two friends to help me hang it up".

If you didn't know better you'd think the two smiling guys in the poster on the wall with the other posters of people enjoying McDonald's at the McDonald's in Pearland south of Houston was part of the restaurant's marketing and promotion campaign. "I kind of hope they will ask us to be representative models for them, like for Asian men".

So Maravilla and Toledo came up with a plan.

On Sunday night, Maravilla tweeted about the prank and in 24 hours, it had gone viral with more than 100,000 retweets and 400,000 likes.

Then they set out to ideal the photo, which needed a bit of doctoring.

"I really hope they never take it down."
"I was very, very nervous", Jevh said.

And apparently, McDonald's isn't the only one lovin it...because the poster is still up 50 days later!

On a YouTube video Maravilla posted in August after he first carried out the prank, he explained a little more about the motivation behind it. "I hope this can open the eyes to not just McDonald's, but other major companies can embrace different ethnicities", Maravilla told CNN.

Maravilla is hopeful about the fast food corporation's response.

In a statement obtained by, Pearland McDonald's franchisee Mariselle Quijano said, "We take pride in highlighting diversity in every aspect of our restaurants". The group brought the poster into the restaurant and leaned it against a wall - backwards, so as not to attract attention.

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