New Jersey Girl Vows to Turn Everyone Into Vampires

An adorable four-year-old girl jokingly told her parents she was evil and would turn everyone into witches, bats, and vampires in a viral video posted on March 24.

In the video recorded by her parents, four-year-old Madisyn Elizabeth Cortez (or Maddy, as her parents call her for short), disagrees with her father’s claim she’ll change the world. She then says she’s evil and will turn everyone into witches, bats, and vampires – but then reveals she was only joking and would never do such a thing.

At the time of writing, the video had racked up 6.3 million views and over 1 million likes on TikTok, where Maddy is already a star, with 2.8 million followers and 77 million total likes.

Mark Cortez told Storyful Maddy has “always been a very outgoing, outspoken, sassy, and silly child. She started speaking very early on and ever since she was able to form words and sentences she has made us laugh and kept us entertained at the silly things that come out of her mouth.”

Cortez added, “Also, she absolutely loves to sing. There isn’t a day that goes by that she doesn’t sing a song that she made up.” Credit: Mark Cortez via Storyful

Video transcript

MARK CORTEZ: Know what I think?

MADDY CORTEZ: What?

MARK CORTEZ: Think you're going to change the world someday.

MADDY CORTEZ: No I won't.

MARK CORTEZ: What? I think you're going to.

MADDY CORTEZ: I'm evil.

MARK CORTEZ: Whoa!

MADDY CORTEZ: I'll make it-- I'll make everybody witches and bats and vampires.

- And make them all sassy like you?

MADDY CORTEZ: Yeah. No, I'm just kidding.

[MARK LAUGHS]

I won't. I won't.

MARK CORTEZ: OK, good.

MADDY CORTEZ: No, no. I'm just joking. I would never do that.

MARK CORTEZ: You know what I think?

MADDY CORTEZ: What?

MARK CORTEZ: Think you're going to change the world someday.

MADDY CORTEZ: No I won't.

MARK CORTEZ: What? I think you're going to.

MADDY CORTEZ: I'm evil.

MARK CORTEZ: Whoa!

MADDY CORTEZ: I'll make it-- I'll make everybody witches and bats and vampires.

- And make them all sassy like you?

MADDY CORTEZ: Yeah. No, I'm just kidding.

[MARK LAUGHS]

I won't. I won't.

MARK CORTEZ: OK, good.

MADDY CORTEZ: No, no. I'm just joking. I would never do that.

MARK CORTEZ: Know what I think?

MADDY CORTEZ: What?

MARK CORTEZ: Think you're going to change the world someday.

MADDY CORTEZ: No, I won't.

MARK CORTEZ: What? I think you're going to.

MADDY CORTEZ: I'm evil.

MARK CORTEZ: Whoa!

MADDY CORTEZ: I'll make it-- I'll make everybody witches and bats and vampires.

- And make them all sassy like you?

MADDY CORTEZ: Yeah. No, I'm just kidding.

[MARK LAUGHS]

I won't. I won't.

MARK CORTEZ: OK, good.

MADDY CORTEZ: No, no. I'm just joking. I would never do that.

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