Hopkins alum creates video parody of Lorde's 'Royals'


A Hopkins High School Royals alum is getting some attention online with her video parody of Lorde's hit song "Royals."

In Molly Dworsky's video version of the song, "(Hopkins) Royals Parody," she laments about life in the real world 10 years after graduating from Hopkins.

Now waiting tables in Los Angeles while trying to get her comedy career going, Dworsky told City Pages in a phone interview that the idea was sparked when a customer said she looked like Lorde, a 17-year-old singer from New Zealand. After listening to the singer's "Royals" song when she got home, the 26-year-old sprung into action.

"Having been a Royal at Hopkins, I was tickled by the song's personal connection, thinking about how funny it was that I actually WAS a Royal, and that I'd never be one again, and that Lorde IS in high school, and is actually going to be royalty in the music scene now," Dworsky told City Pages.

Dworsky's "(Hopkins) Royals Parody" has already been viewed more than 71,000 times since it was posted online Tuesday.

Check it out here.

She also sent out the video on her Twitter account (note – the video parody contains PG-13 content).

WCCO has also noticed Dworsky's video, naming "(Hopkins) Royals Parody" its "Viral Video of the Day" Thursday.

According to USA Today, Lorde's "Royals" was the fifth-best selling song of 2013.

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