Concerts

Where Are They Now? The Chonga Girls

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Photo by Ivylise Simones
Laura Di Lorenzo and Mimi Davila, AKA the Chonga Girls.
​Apparently, still making song parodies. You might remember the Chongalicious Girls from their 15 minutes of YouTube fame. In fact, we even did a cover story about them at the height of their popularity in 2007.

After their immensely popular parody of Fergie's "Fergalicious," "Chongalicious," Mimi Davila and Laura Di Lorenzo followed up with "I'm in Love With a Chonga," which was a parody of T-Pain's "I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Stripper)." While it was somewhat enjoyable, the girls waited too long after their initial success to release a follow-up and sort of quietly faded back into obscurity.

But that doesn't mean they stopped making YouTube videos. In fact, this past December they released their third parody "Chonga Ladies," which is their take on the Beyonce track of a similar name. Again, remember when everyone was making videos of themselves dancing to the "Single Ladies" dance and uploading it to YouTube? Yea, well that was eons ago in interweb years. The girls sort of failed to capitalize on that and instead released this track almost a year after the phenomenon was already over.

Still, it's entertaining enough that it will eat up at least 4 minutes of valuable work time. Video after the jump.


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