Mariah Carey roughs it in hilarious new Hostelworld commercial

By: Meaghan Wray

All Mariah Carey wants for Christmas is… a hotel room! The popular travel company Hostelworld called on one of music’s most beloved divas to star in their latest hilarious commercial. When her fictional team accidentally books her into a hostel instead of a hotel room, drama naturally ensues, showing the “Heartbreaker” singer’s self-referential sense of humour .

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The side-splitting spot starts off with the receptionist being notified of Mariah’s booking and hostel staff jumping to attention as she struts into the building in a flurry, realizing the mix-up and demanding that her team find her a private room. The star is then seen wandering around the hostel, encountering a half-naked man brushing his teeth in the elevator. A clearly unimpressed Mariah finds her way to the room, turning her nose up at the bouncy bed and lack of luxury accommodations. But her mood completely changes when she’s told the hostel has a bar!

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Flash forward to the evening, where the mother of two is decked out head to toe in sequins and her locks are being perfectly wind-swept by a basic room fan. With the spotlight shining down on her and bar-goers and staff going wild over her impromptu performance, the 48-year-old begins to sing one her hit tracks, “Close My Eyes.” She even goes as far as releasing a white dove into the crowd!

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While this may not be the most authentic peek into life à la Mariah, fans can look forward to a documentary all about the “Honey” singer. According to Deadline, she and Hollywood heavyweight Brett Ratner are both on board as executive producers of the show on US network Starz. Set in 1986, the series – which currently has no release date – is set to chronicle “the rise of an ambitious bi-racial 16-year-old girl, an aspiring singer-songwriter who survived a difficult childhood to become the biggest selling female music artist of all time.”

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