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French-Malaysian TikToker effortlessly imitates Singaporean ah lians and aunties

French-Malaysian TikToker effortlessly imitates Singaporean ah lians and aunties
PHOTO: TikTok / @madrizzl3

Bow down and recognise your new TikTok queen: a wisecracking Malaysian lady of French and Chinese descent who can effortlessly code-switch between her usual American accent and the patois of Chinese Singaporeans. 

Going by the handle of @madrizzl3, the Singapore-based host, actress, and all-round artiste has been putting out some pretty dank content on her TikTok account for some time, but lately, her focus has been on dialect comedy.

In particular, the mannerisms of good ol’ Singaporean matriarchs. And they're actually damn accurate. 

@madrizzl3

Singaporean aunties be like ? #foryou #tiktoksg #fyp #sgcomedy TikTok Singapore

♬ original sound - maddy

Having studied musical theatre in college here, perhaps it shouldn’t be that surprising that Maddy is pretty proficient in taking on the characteristics of personas familiar to both Singaporeans and Malaysians. Like riled-up Chinese ladies and bored hawker vendors, for example.

@madrizzl3

my ah lien name is meimeiigobangdewallxzc ? #foryou #fyp #sgcomedy #tiktoksg #singapore

♬ original sound - maddy
@madrizzl3

why are the hawker aunties always nicer when u speak chinese sksksk #tiktoksg #sgcomedy #chineseprivilege #singapore #foryou #fyp

♬ original sound - maddy

Of course, local issues and affairs make for good TikTok content too.

@madrizzl3

one of my BIGGEST pet peeves ? #foryou #tiktoksg #smrt #fyp #sgcomedy

♬ original sound - maddy
@madrizzl3

?️‍? #repeal377a #thatshouldbeme #foryou #tiktoksg #fyp

♬ original sound - jesssoweird
@madrizzl3

relatable #tiktoksg #clubbing #foryou #fyp #yp #foryoupage

♬ Be Gone Thot! - LIL MAYO

But truly, it's that fluid (and unexpected) code-switching that has garnered Maddy hundreds of thousands of views — and a whole throng of fans on TikTok. 

ilyas@asiaone.com

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