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'So Random' Former porn star Mia Khalifa channels legendary Teresa Mannion report in viral TikTok

The Lebanese-American social media personality shared the video to her 30.1 million TikTok followers.

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Mia Khalifa. Photo: Instagram

Mia Khalifa. Photo: Instagram

Mia Khalifa. Photo: Instagram

Former porn star Mia Khalifa has caused a frenzy by using audio from Teresa Mannion’s legendary Storm Desmond news report in a recent video.

The Lebanese-American social media personality shared the video to her 30.1 million TikTok followers which she captioned: “My stylist whenever she sends me abroad with her best pulls and diamonds.”

In a hilarious crossover, the clip uses the audio from Teresa Mannion’s infamous warning to RTÉ viewers at Salthill, Co. Galway during Storm Desmond in December 2015, where she says: “Don’t make unnecessary journeys! Don’t take risks on treacherous roads and don’t swim in the sea!”

The video quickly went viral, receiving more than one million views and 106.8k likes since it was uploaded just 13 hours ago.

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It has also received hundreds of comments from bemused yet delighted fans, with many of Khalifa’s Irish followers writing that the “Mia Khalifa x Teresa Mannion collab” was “so random.”

One user wrote: “Mia girly you don’t understand how iconic this sound is to Ireland.”

While another follower laughed that it was “a crossover [they] never thought [they’d] see.”

“Never expected Mia to use this sound,” a third laughed.

Audio from Teresa’s iconic monologue has proved popular on TikTok in recent days, with hundreds of users incorporating the sound into their own funny clips on the app.

Her coverage took the internet by storm at the time too, with the viral video resulting in memes, fan edits, and even a dance remix.

Speaking about her unexpected claim to fame, the journalist said: “Within 48 hours the report had gone all around the world, there were dances remixes, memes and so many offspins created after the bulletin.

“I totally embraced it and took it on-board, there was very little negativity afterwards and I wasn’t trolled online.

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“In fact, I was given legendary status which is very funny in my mind.

“It was on broadsheet, tabloid and social media- it was getting traction from everywhere. It had gone around the world in 48 hours and I got 6,000 Twitter followers in two days, my phone kept on pumping. Ariana Grande and her dancers posted it on Snapchat and it was constantly being picked up.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show Skyped me a few times and they talked about bringing me over to the states to talk about it, but it was so close to Christmas so it didn’t happen.”

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