A YouTube star dropped a huge amount of cash hosting the “biggest gender reveal ever” – but while fans loved it, others aren’t impressed.
A YouTube star dropped a huge amount of cash hosting the “biggest gender reveal ever” – but while fans loved it, others aren’t impressed.

Couple’s $130k gender reveal angers

Gender reveals have been getting out of hand lately.

One involving fireworks in LA sparked a massive wildfire on the weekend that is still continuing to blaze through the San Bernardino National Forest in California.

While other lavish affairs involving confetti guns and wild car rides have also gone horribly wrong, fatally injuring guests and ending in dangerous explosions.

But none of that has stopped a famous YouTube family in their quest to have the "biggest gender reveal ever".

Anas Marwah, a Syrian-Canadian YouTube star with 7.5 million followers, has gone viral after sharing his next-level gender reveal.

The social media influencer lives in the notoriously opulent (and somewhat excessive) Dubai with his wife Aayla and daughter Mila. And the family decided to light up the city's iconic Burj Khalifa when it cam to revealing the sex of their impending second child.

The skyscraper is no regular building - it is in fact the world's tallest, standing at 829.8m with a staggering 163 floors.

A video shared just hours ago on Anas' Instagram shows the extremely extra gender reveal in all its glory - and already it has been viewed nearly a million times.

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YouTube star Anas Marwah reportedly spent $130,000 on the gender reveal. Picture: YouTube
YouTube star Anas Marwah reportedly spent $130,000 on the gender reveal. Picture: YouTube

The Burj Khalifa flashed a variety of pink and blue in the build-up to the big moment - including a silhouette of the couple - before a 10-second countdown flashed up on the side of the building.

When it reached zero, a pink line and a blue line wiggled all the way up to the peak of the building's spire then turned blue and read: "It's a boy."

The clip then pans to the excited parents, who are clutching two-year-old Mila throughout, and shows them jumping for joy.

TheDubai’s Burj Khalifa lit up blue to celebrate the couple’s second child. Picture: YouTube
TheDubai’s Burj Khalifa lit up blue to celebrate the couple’s second child. Picture: YouTube

An extended 15-minute video of the showstopping stunt has also been shared on Anas' YouTube account, which shows him and Aayla dressing up for the occasion.

Aayla wore a white gown embellished with feathers and sequins while Anas wore a casual checked grey suit. Both wore face masks to match their outfits.

Reaction to the lavish celebration has been huge, with the couple's YouTube video being viewed almost 10 million times in the last 24 hours and receiving almost 200,000 comments.

Some, written in Arabic and roughly translated, wished the couple congratulations and labelled it the "most beautiful video".

But not everyone was impressed by the extravagant affair. Picture: YouTube
But not everyone was impressed by the extravagant affair. Picture: YouTube

However on Twitter users have branded it "nauseating ridiculousness", claiming the pair spent 350,000 United Arab Emirates Dirham, which is roughly $130,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally published as Couple's $130k gender reveal angers



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