Finnish gibberish talker finds fame

2014-03-19 21:09
Finnish 19-year old Sara Maria Forsberg, poses with the key to her home town at the Pietarsaari City Hall in symbolic recognition of her new found fame. (Tomi Hirvinen, AFP, Letikuva)

Finnish 19-year old Sara Maria Forsberg, poses with the key to her home town at the Pietarsaari City Hall in symbolic recognition of her new found fame. (Tomi Hirvinen, AFP, Letikuva)

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Helsinki - A 19-year-old Finnish supermarket cashier with millions of internet fans of her language imitation YouTube video is heading for America hoping her gibberish hit will open up a new career.

In two weeks, Sara Maria Forsberg's "What languages sound like to a foreigner" has drawn more than 9 million viewings, transforming her into a sought after celebrity that prompted the mayor of her hometown of Pietarsaari to hand her the town keys as a gesture of appreciation.

Mayor Mikael Jakobsson says she "likely is the most famous person ever" to have been born in the coastal town of 20 000 inhabitants.

Her agent Jere Hietala told the AP on Wednesday that Forsberg was headed for Los Angeles on 20 March after "numerous advertising related companies" had been in touch.

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