[Cebu City] May 31, 2022— Mrld (real name Meriel de Jesus), a Cebuano teen singer is featured at Times Square in New York.
The husky-toned singer and songwriter Meriel de Jesus is a native of Bogo, Cebu.
Mrld was discovered by Kean Cipriano of OC Records and signed to a contract.
The 17-year-old artist shared the happy news with her Instagram followers in a recent post. “EVERYONE MY FACE IS IN NEW YORK TIME SQUARE,” she wrote.
Mrld recalled addressing her mother about the importance of having nice shots and joked that she would one day appear in New York Times Square.
“Way back 2020 I remember telling my mom about my artist photos, ‘I need to have good photos mom. you’ll never know, maybe I’ll be on time square one day.’ and we all just laughed knowing it was just impossible. and now it actually happened. Wow, my heart is full.”
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Kean and his wife Chynna Ortaleza congratulated Mrld in the comments section of the post. Kean wrote, “Proud of you @mewyel! Congratulations!!” while Chynna wrote, “iyak ako kanina! 🙂 we love you @mewyel ”
On the OC Records’ official Instagram account, they also congratulated her with a post saying, “ Congratulations, @mewyel for being the first OC artist on Times Square Billboard in NYC! Your OC family is very proud of you! We can’t wait to see more of what life has in store for you!”