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Hopkins native's 'Royals' parody a stepping stone into comedy

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A Hopkins, Minn. native is well on her way to becoming a comedian after her parody video of Lorde's "Royals" has garnered over half a million YouTube views.

Molly Dworsky, now 26, attended Hopkins High School and as a "Royal" in her own right (it's also the Hopkins mascot), her spinoff of 17-year-old Lorde's Billboard hit accurately depicts the tender woes adulthood compared to the simplicity of high school life.

Now, an aspiring comedian working several odd jobs in Los Angeles, she's shocked her video surpassed her original 100,000-view goal -- it has tallied about 600,000 and counting -- but she's anticipating this won't be her last viral sensation.

Her inspiration? As a waitress in Los Angeles, Dworsky was told she resembled Lorde. Admittedly, she didn't know who Lorde was, and was floored when she discovered the New Zealand sensation was only 17. Dworsky says she's been told it's helpful as a member of the entertainment industry to identify celebrities with whom you share a resemblance, and with her crimped hair and expertly re-created eye makeup in the video, she's certainly nailed that tactic.

Dworsky participated in the Minneapolis comedy scene before heading west as a member of Comedy Sportz troupes, but deep down, she's a Minnesotan at heart.

"If Hollywood was in Minneapolis, I would stay, even with the cold," Dworsky said.

Her New Year's resolution is to start doing stand-up comedy, but for now, she'll be looking for more people to collaborate with to keep filming videos, so keep your eyes peeled and your search engines active.

‘Borde' Royals parody: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoGa9JXfA7I

One of Dworsky's other favorite viral videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqEeP1acj4Y

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