If you still think that women are the worst drivers on the road, think again.
Malaysian professional rally-racing driver Leona Chin recently rose to Internet fame after dressing up as “a nerdy learner” in a prank video. Titled “Fast & Furious Nerd Shocks Instructors”, the video was filmed by maxman.tv, the same team of people who posted a heartwarming video of themselves helping a homeless man.
According to the video’s description, they were approached by a driving school to prank various rookie driving instructors on the first day of their jobs.
In the video, Leona showed up at the driving school in her nerdy-looking outfit for her “driving test”. However, instead of driving a car provided by the driving school; she drove her “brother’s car”.
The first half of the video showed her pretending to be a nervous unlicensed driver who required step-by-step instructions from her driving instructors. One particular instructor grew incredibly frustrated and annoyed while the others thought she was just hopeless and therefore gave up on teaching her.
Of course, Leona was “determined” to reveal her driving talents and asked for a second chance. “Give me one more chance, I try,” she said before taking them for a spin.
In the second half of the video, the instructors held on to their dear lives and begged Leona to stop drifting. The female instructor screamed continuously throughout the drift while the other 2 male instructors slammed the car’s door shut after she parked inside the designated area.
The 4-minute long video, which was uploaded on Tuesday, immediately went viral and even made several international headlines. As at time of posting, it reached more than 13 million hits.
Watch this pro racer pretend to be a learner driver before showing her instructors what she can really do http://t.co/Y7Nd1XSVoS
— TIME (@TIME) March 28, 2015
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People from all over the world flocked to Leona’s official Facebook page and praised the GRA-Fastest Woman Award recipient for her courageous effort. Having been racing and drifting for almost a decade, she was surprised by the attention she gained from the video.
Izmir Mujab, CEO of the media company behind the video, was also surprised by the attention and told TIME:
The 3 employees you saw at the end loved it and laughed it off, but the guy in the blue shirt was not too happy. That’s why we didn’t have footage of him smiling.
Although it was an entertaining video, the video was also met with several negative criticisms from viewers as they questioned its legibility.
Check out the prank video below:
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