Needless to say. All of us who are in this article already know what brings us here today. There are many questions: Is it true that Leonor has a secret TikTok account? Is it really the princess who appears dancing in the video that everyone talks about on the social network? Is this a Gen Z inside joke that I’m supposed to feel like the old man in front of the computer meme? Well, “let’s calm down” (what another meme says) now apply the experience we have in this country in urban legends of such caliber.
If you have been scrolling this weekend on the Chinese social network, it is very likely that you have come across the face of a teenager random saying something like “when they tell you they haven’t seen princess Eleanor’s tiktok yet” or “now our princess is a tiktoker is that I piss with Spain” and below it a string of comments from confused users asking for the address of the account or asking to be tagged in the post in question.
Then it is very likely that you have proceeded to look for it yourself because it is the fantasy that you have been waiting for since it was rumored that the heiress to the crown was hooked on The Island of Temptations, like the rest of the mortals. And, surprise! the proof exists and, in a first viewing, you have been stunned because the girl who appears following a challenge really looks like the daughter of Felipe VI (without much grace, everything must be said).
However, in this hoax we are all old dogs because, before they were called that, when they were just hoaxes or urban legends, we already lived through one as viral (and in a world where the Internet was still in its infancy) as the one that came out of the TV show surprise, surprise in which, supposedly, something had happened involving Ricky Martin, a dog and a jar of jam.
The year was 1999 and everyone knew someone who knew someone who had seen it live. Even if it never happened Well, Leonor’s is the same applied to the new times. In recent days, many TikTok users have begun to share videos on their accounts in which they claimed to have seen Leonor dancing on the social network. However, nobody showed it because, supposedly, the content had already been deleted. But the video ended up appearing.
Although it is not true that the princess stars. It all started with the tiktoket @izanoviedo, which she proposed to her followers that they invented having come across a video of Leonor dancing on her secret account before it was removed. The joke was liked and the ball that has been created is such that, with the help of deepfake technology, the graphic evidence was created to corroborate the lie.
If the king is watching this, tell him sorry HAHAHA
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The result is a handful of people who, to this day, continue to believe that everything is real like grannies before a WhatsApp chain. Including some media, which have given the news as authentic, assuring that Leonor would have gotten into a lot of trouble in Zarzuela because of the dance in question. Save the date because we could be facing Ricky Martin and the jam of a whole new generation. Feel old yet?
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