- TikToker Paige Craig asked her 1.1 million followers if they recognized a nearby plane passenger.
- The upload has received over 29 million views and thousands of comments written by Eugenio Derbez.
- The Mexican actor caught wind of the viral moment and responded by introducing himself.
An influencer posted a video asking viewers to help her identify a potential celebrity she spotted on a flight. In less than a day, her video exploded and caught the attention of the man in question — the Mexican actor who got in on the joke himself.
On May 12, 31-year-old Paige Craig from Orlando, Florida posted a Tik Toker. video She filmed during a flight to Los Angeles, which included an on-screen caption asking if someone could tell her who the nearby passenger was, as people kept taking pictures with him but she was too afraid to ask him directly.
The video then plays briefly to show a seemingly oblivious passenger in a nearby seat, while the track “Who Are You” by The Who can be heard playing in the background. “He speaks Spanish and is a very nice guy,” TikToker added in the caption.
The upload received a staggering 29 million views and over 40,000 comments as people excitedly informed Craig that she was on a trip with actor Eugenio Derbez. A comment that garnered more than 7,000 likes described the 61-year-old Derbez as “the Mexican Jim Carrey” while others listed specific films he had starred in, including “CODA,” which It won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2022.
But she said she ultimately decided to keep the video open for more feedback on the films he’s made, Craig told Insider in an email exchange.
However, so many people tagged the actor below the video that Craig felt compelled to post a comment of her own that has garnered more than 48,300 likes, asking viewers to stop, along with a series of emojis that are usually used to express embarrassment.
“I spent the rest of the five hours making sure my video would show up on his phone,” she told Insider.
The actor caught wind of the anger online
On May 13, Craig posted Follow-up video She wrote in the caption that she initially thought she was getting away with the actor not finding out about the online buzz. Then, the upload, which had 1.3 million views, showed what appeared to be an Instagram Story uploaded by Derbez that had Craig tagged. (The story is not currently available for viewing on his account.)
The footage started with the original TikTok clip and then cut to Derbez filming himself in a car and saying, “Hi Paige. Let me introduce myself.”
He said he was an actor and director, and gave a rundown of some of the characters he played which included a billionaire in 2018’s Overboard and a Latino lover in 2017’s How to Be a Latin Lover. At the end of the video, Derbez references Craig’s original charisma and asks his followers, “Now do you Can someone tell me who this girl is?!”
“I thought his response video was funny,” Craig told Insider. “It was also nice knowing he wasn’t going to put a restraining order on me because of the creepy feelings,” she joked.
To answer his question: Craig has over 1.1 million followers on TikTok where you upload videos From a mother’s perspective and videos with her husbandProfessional Supercross motorcycle racer Christian Craigas well as a YouTube channel With over 106,000 subscribers where you publish Super themed vlogs.
On May 13, Derbez also posted picture to 18.9 million followers on instagram It has garnered over 100,000 likes, as it can be seen holding its phone while looking away, with the caption, “Now I have to look everywhere” and hashtag Craig. The caption, in Spanish, was added, “Just in case people shoot me.”
Derbez did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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