The girl from the Baby Shark video - IS FROM WAIRARAPA?!

Publish Date
Thursday, 27 September 2018, 7:38PM

We know what you're thinking - WHAT?! 

The girl from the viral Baby Shark video now lives in Wairarapa. 

Elaine Kim Johnston moved to Masterton from Korea last November and had no idea the video she starred in two years ago would be something people are now going crazy over.

The video she stars in has 1.7 billion views but she stays under the radar in Masterton. Photo / Supplied

Photo / Thanks to the NZ Herald - Supplied

The video has now had almost 2 billion views worldwide after being released in Korea and then going viral in countries around the world like Indonesia, the Phillippines, Thailand, Italy and then the United States. 

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At first, no-one in Wairarapa knew Elaine was the girl in the video, but then her dad let it slip by telling a friend who knew children at her school, St Patrick's School.

Elaine's friends were excited when they heard the news.

"At first they said it was 'cool' and then they tried to do it and I had to judge who was better," Elaine said.

Even Kylie Jenner has got involved with the Baby Shark craze - even captioning an Instagram post with lyrics from the kids song. 

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maaamaa shark dooo doo doo dooo

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Although Elaine has left her former modelling life behind in Korea, she was keen to pick it up again in New Zealand and was hoping her 'Baby Shark' fame would help.

Who knew the Baby Shark craze had such a kiwi connection?! 

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