In her most popular Twitter video, she’s not afraid to call out the people trying to bring her down. Posing for the camera and giving tons of face, Rjoy says, “Hi losers. You’re telling me I’m obese? Really? You don’t know what you’re talking about. Please, you’re jealous because I know I’m beautiful, you’re not. You’re jealous. You are just like a rat jumping around the corner looking for a food! Very jealous.” All this while a remix of Adele’s “Someone Like You” plays in the background.
As of Tuesday night, the video has over 24,000 retweets and 31,000 likes.
LOSERS ARE JEALOUS!! I AM 47 YRS. OLD 108 LBS TELLING ME I AM OBESE????? pic.twitter.com/NCzvFWzi7R
— Maritess Trosper (@rjoyourjoy1919) April 18, 2016
The Daily Dot caught up with Rjoy, whom we’ll call Joy, a self-described businesswoman married to a police officer and living in Tampa, Florida. She didn’t want her full name released, lest her clients learn about her secret life of calling out losers on the Internet.
She was originally born in the Philippines and moved to Japan when she was 15. In 2003, Joy decided to move to the United States with her son so they could both learn English. He’s now turning 23 and recently got his bachelor’s degree from a college here in the states. She got her American citizenship in 2012.
Last year, Joy went back to visit the countries she had left over a decade ago.
“I went to Japan last year and I went to the Philippines as well. That’s how I realized how much I appreciate America more,” she said. “Whatever I build in America, I have a lot more opportunities.”
"You're just like a rat jumping around the corner looking for a food" –@rjoy1919 , a living legend
— angelo (@NETFLIXPH) April 23, 2016
And that has led her to support presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“I see Donald Trump and really, really love this man to be the president because I’ve seen that the people in America are very spoiled and do not appreciate what they have,” she said. “Since that I’ve started filming myself on video and I’m a Donald Trump fan. I get a lot of bad people calling me names, threatening me.”
That pushback is what inspires Joy to continue filming more videos—always shutting down the haters. But while the confidence and ethos she embodies in these videos have gone viral, there seems to be a disconnect with her accumulated fans, who may be unaware about her voting preferences.
For example, one video posted to Tumblr earlier this week has over 50,000 notes. The original post has the caption “y’all sistrens WISH you could call someone out like this.” Joy’s sheer self-assurance is what’s so appealing. Someone who scrolls down to this video on their dashboard or Twitter timeline lacks the real context: She’s fighting off people who came after her for supporting Trump.
In fact, the most popular videos don’t reference Trump at all—they just feature Joy fabulously firing back at trolls who called her names and made fun of her teeth.