Drake’s new song, ‘Started From The Bottom’ has been causing a bit of a stir, not least due to people wondering about the identity of the beautiful girl who appears in the video. Music-video maker Director X has stepped forward to reveal the identity of the mystery video-model, and it seems she was just a girl who he knew from around the way!
Director X revealed that the lady is Toronto native, Maria Angelica Charuppi, and that she was hired because she happened to live nearby. X explained, I’ve known her forever. For a really long time. Everyone in this video is from Toronto. It’s a city, but its a town at the same time. So that’s my homie. The way God planned it, she was the closest to set. She’s the hottest girl, but she actually lives closest to Hamilton. Hamilton is where we shot the airport for the flying scene, so just for scheduling we had to shoot the drug mart close to there because of production rules. The day of when we didn’t have anybody, we were just like, ‘Call Maria [Angelica Charuppi], she lives in Hamilton.’”
The director went on to speak on how they had to get Maria to skip school for the shoot, “We were like, ‘Don’t go to school today and come do this thing.’ So it just happened to be that the hottest girl on the planet lived 10 minutes from set when we were shooting in the middle of nowhere. She wants to do all that stuff in front of the camera. She’s a performer, so it’s possible. She’s gorgeous, and she’s incredible. She’s not in the mix on the other side of the border so people are like, ‘What the f*ck just happened?’”