Huge Success of Our Lady of Fatima University Marriage Proposal Anti-smoking Video
A photo of the entire team behind the successful video depicting a college girl who rejected a marriage proposal inside the campus of Our Lady of Fatima University was shared to DiversityHuman.com by April Cenita. Believe it or not, the attention-grabbing video was conceptualized by young and talented college students who were having budget constraints during the filming of their masterpiece.
A tarpaulin bearing the message "Flowers from a Smoker" and a large print "How Sweet." are the primary texts in the photo but one line below it says, "Nobody wants to be a SMOKER." Next to it is a small fine print that goes, "Quit Smoking". In the image below, the tallest man standing in front is the main actor identified as Dave Hernandez Santos and the main actress is Marjorie Drilon(the girl next to him holding some red flowers and a teddy bear).
A simple look of the photo should give you a hint that these guys are trying to shoot an amateur clip where a man would make a surprise wedding proposal to the beautiful college student. Well, maybe we are just too fast in making such conclusion. Anyways, the short video was reportedly filmed and completed in February 2015 (exactly a year ago).
Huge Success of the Video thru negative publicity on Facebook pages
The well-crafted concept of the video draws the attention of major Facebook fanpage administrators but with a tweak(shorter version) and a little bit of misleading caption resulting to a devastating effect to the main characters. The edited version was published by several large influential Facebook pages raking thousands of views in few hours. The misinterpreted message of the video triggered some wild and violent reactions from uneducated netizens. Online fake investigators plowed all corners of the social media to point the exact names of the actor and actress. Later, the main casts were targetted by online bullies.
Pros and Cons
The detrimental effect was pretty much felt by Marjorie Drilon. She mentioned that several comments she read on Facebook were already below the belt. She requested us to publish her statement to make an outright clarification and correct the miscopceptions of the netizens. On the other hand, the viral video undoubtedly shot her to fame on social media. Another note is the 1 million+ of page views were tallied in just one page on Facebook in less than 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the entire team behind this video shared their positive assessments on each others social media accounts. Despite the negative publicity, they strongly believe that the huge success of their anti-smoking video campaign is due to their uncanny concept and unconventional way of materializing their ideas.
Here's the highly commendable amateur video which took social media by storm.
To those who believe that the girl rejected the proposal of her boyfriend, sorry to tell you: This was purely staged. There was no real marriage proposal inside the campus of Our Lady of Fatima University.
Lastly, to all smokers out there, you better quit while it's not yet too late. Stay healthy for your family and loved ones!