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Here's What The “Why Don’t We Have Both” Girl Looks Like Now

It's a meme come true.

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The meme's origins are from a globally-aired TV commercial for an Old El Paso taco kit that comes with both crunchy tacos and soft tortillas.

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In the ad, a family is arguing over whether to have hard or soft tacos are better, even bringing out a taco wheel to help with the decision, when the little girl shrugs and asks: "¿Porque no los dos?" Having put an end to the taco feud, she is hoisted atop shoulders and celebrated as a hero in her village.

Today, the little girl is 14-years-old. Her name's Mia, and she's an Australian school student!


Mia told BuzzFeed News the ad was filmed in 2007 in Australia when she was six. She says she remembered going to a big house in Sydney to film it.

But while the ad is about as genuinely Mexican as a taco from Old El Paso, Mia actually does speak Spanish, with her parents coming from the Philippines and Costa Rica.


Mia told BuzzFeed News that it feels pretty weird to be a meme.

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She says people come up to her at school nearly every day and ask her "are you the taco girl?" and ask if they can have a photo with her.