Student's fake poster hangs at McDonald's for months

Kenny Grant
September 8, 2018

"They had other races but no Asians so we felt like it was our duty to put ourselves up there".

They found a "natural environment" that looked similar to the locations used for the existing photos, and took a picture similar to the ones they had seen inside the restaurant.

Maravilla noted that 'Asian representation in media is not as prevalent as it should be, ' adding that he got a confidence boost after Crazy Rich Asians released, thinking that 'if I take a step and do something small like this, it could make a difference'.

McDonald's, however, did not indicate whether it meant to remove Maravilla and Toledo's photo.

They had spotted a blank wall flawless for their poster, but the hard bit was going to be getting it up there undetected.

With the help of a couple of friends, the mission was complete and now nearly two months later, the poster is STILL UP.

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.

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An empty spot on the wall, just above a small table, provided the flawless location for the poster.

They edited the poster to have the same dotted circle design as the other ones in the restaurant.

McDonald's did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment as to whether or not the poster will be kept up.

"We take pride in highlighting diversity in every aspect of our restaurants".

Maravilla hopes maybe he'll have a future in modeling for McDonald's campaigns. "We applaud these students' creativity and hope to see them in our restaurants again soon".

In a YouTube video about the making of the prank, Maravilla says it was really about representation and inspired by the lack of posters in the McDonald's featuring Asian-Americans. It would be, like, a dream come true'.

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