Is Gabi DeMartino in Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' music video?

30 November 2018, 23:11 | Updated: 30 November 2018, 23:16

Gabi DeMartino and Ariana Grande
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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Ariana Grande has more than a few familiar faces in her 'thank u, next' music video. Does that include YouTube singer and personality Gabi DeMartino.

Is Gabi DeMartino in the 'thank u, next' music video? Ariana Grande released a teaser for her upcoming music video and YouTube fans might recognise singer and performer Gabi DeMartino. Ariana Grande's music video for her hit single, 'thank u, next' is already full of iconic pop culture moments and none of us have even seen it yet.

We know the singer has some unforgettable 00s film references ready and has worked with the talented Hannah Lux Davis for the visuals. While there is a lot to expect from the 'thank u, next' video, it was her collaboration with Gabi Demartino that had fans buzzing about what else the 'God Is A Woman' singer was planning.

Is Gabi DeMartino in Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' music video?

Gabi DeMartino is in Ariana Grade's 'thank u, next' video. In a teaser posted by the singer on Monday November 26, Gabi appears alongside others as an Ariana true believer.

In the clip Gabi plays a character who is heavily influenced by Ari. "Ariana says honest to God, knock me out. So I decided to punch myself in the face. It was awesome," she says in the clip.

Fans now have confirmation that the YouTube personality will appear in the video along with Troye Sivan, Colleen Ballinger, and Jonathan Bennett (from the original Mean Girls) film.

Earlier last week, Ariana began teasing the visuals for her breakup bop, 'thank u, next'. Soon, a Mean Girls theme emerged, and Ariana even captioned photos of herself and her close friends using Mean Girl quotes.

Shortly after, fans caught wind of a Snapchat video posted by Gabi that some believed sounded like she was sitting in a room where Ariana was talking in the background.

The video mentioned Ariana in an on screen caption, as well.

Gabi posted a cryptic tweet at the time referencing "the biggest curse that turns into the biggest blessing."

"The curse" may refer to an earlier run in with Grande in which the YouTube influencer apologised if a parody of the star had been upsetting.

Aside from the video of herself in hair and makeup and the tweet, Gabi also shared a video of where she can be seen standing beside Jonathan Bennett, the actor who portrayed Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls. In the video, she tells him that his hair looks sexy pushed back, a memorable line from the 2004 film.

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All of these clues led fans to speculate that Gabi would play a character from Mean Girls in the 'thank u, next' music video.

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Gabi bears a resemblance to Ariana and has been known to parody the star the in the past. Her social media following is also quite substantial with over a million followers on all her platforms.