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This Teen Ate A Hot Pepper Every Time Ariana Grande Said "Um" And You Need To Watch It

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An Ariana Grande superfan took stanning to a whole new level when he decided to eat a hot pepper every time she said "um" in an award acceptance speech. And y'all, this is a tough watch, but it's a MUST watch:

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It turns out that Ariana says "um" quite a lot — a habit that seems pretty harmless until young, impressionable youths start doing this every time you say it:

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The fan in the video is 19-year-old Mikey Junchaya from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mikey runs a YouTube channel called Mr. Grande, and the Ariana dedication is STRONG with this one.

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"I was honestly just waiting for her to stop talking," Mikey told BuzzFeed of the painful experience. "I realized in that moment how stupid it was that I was actually doing this."

"And I didn't think anyone would even see it," he added.
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"And I didn't think anyone would even see it," he added.

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According to Mikey, the worst of it wasn't even captured on video.

"After I turned the camera off is when I felt the real pain," Junchaya revealed. "I thought water would help, but I was pacing back and forth in my kitchen, shoving ice in my mouth with tears coming down my eyes for about 20 minutes straight."
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"After I turned the camera off is when I felt the real pain," Junchaya revealed. "I thought water would help, but I was pacing back and forth in my kitchen, shoving ice in my mouth with tears coming down my eyes for about 20 minutes straight."

For the record, Mikey, water DOES NOT HELP. You gotta drink milk. In your case, probably a lot of it.

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When asked what message he's hoping to send to Ariana with this video, Mikey had his answer ready.

"If this video doesn't show you how much I love you, I don't know what will," he said. "And I forgive you for destroying my tastebuds!"
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"If this video doesn't show you how much I love you, I don't know what will," he said. "And I forgive you for destroying my tastebuds!"

Kids these days. I tell ya.

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