I’m ALL About That Bass! With Sione (Amazing People)

Sione Maraschino

This song has been blasting from my car and computer since I first heard it a few weeks ago. My Daughter and I got on line to view the video that first time and we fell in LOVE with Sione!!! He’s the BHM (Big Handsom Man) that has more sass and personality to just barely be contained in that video! Left both my Daughter and I wishing WE could move that fast and do splits. It was empowering enough that we were searching for MORE Sione on line!

After viewing just about every “Vine” clip he has I reached out and asked for an interview.  We set up a “Skype” face to face interview and my Daughter sat right beside me while we asked questions,  smiled and laughed.   Sione is such a fun spirit we had a memorable time doing this interview.  I know it will be a great memory for my Daughter which she still talks about “her friend Sione” on the regular.

Sione is a fellow Californian that moved to Florida 12 years ago.  He and his siblings started posting comic skits on his Vine channel and noticed that his dancing in the parking lots videos received a lot of attention.

As I explained to Sione, it isn’t everyday that we find plus size women OR men seen in a positive light in main stream medea.  Not only did his appearance inspire strength and positiveness to me but it did the same for my 10 year old Daughter.

I asked:

First you need to tell me how to pronounce your name?
See- Oh- Neh… I added Maraschino from the “Marty Maraschino” (character) from (the) “Grease” movie.  

When did you start dancing and doing splits?
My family is Hawaiian and we’ve always danced at family reunions.  In the 8th grade I saw my sister do a cartwheel and decided to learn.  Two months later I was doing the splits.

How did this video come about?
I received an email and at first thought it sounded sketchy.  (I) didn’t know what it was about.  Then they sent me the song to listen to and thought it was catchy.  Before I knew it I was heading to L.A.

Were you nervous?
I was pretty good up to the night I was going on the plane.  I was really nervous!

We loved the outfit you wore in the video.  Are you a fashionista?  Where do you buy your clothes?
(I) just like to wear comfortable stuff like t-shirts.  I shop at “Big and Tall” stores.  The people  from the video provided the outfit.  I think the shorts were 1-2 sizes too small and really worried about doing the splits in them.  I did a few splits for the video and was surprised they came out fine.

What was your best experience about doing this video?
The people (from the video) are nice and patient.  I was expecting the “Hollywood” attitude.  
Also, when my Mom saw the music video she was extremely proud.  

What do you like to do on your free time?
I’m like a big kid.  I like to play video games.  My favorite is Batman and like to play as Cat Woman.  I also play volley ball: The ball comes at me I’ll hit it but I won’t dive for it (Laughter.)

Are there any other projects you’re currently working on?
There’s a music video I did.  *Will share info when it’s released

My Daughter and I hope to see more Sione and you can find him at:
Vine:  https://vine.co/u/931388042948792320
Instagram:  http://instagram.com/sionemaraschino
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Sionemaraschino

Here are some gif’s for you all to enjoy as much as my Daughte rand I have.  AND remember:
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  1. September 12, 2014 / 5:32 am

    I LOVE him! and I was all over his vine & IG accounts yesterday. GREAT interview Liz. I can't wait to see the new music video. And thank you for the fun gifs!

    p.s I wasn't sure about the Maraschino part but I guessed it was Grease. Now that I know for sure I <3 him even more.

  2. michael fishert
    March 21, 2016 / 8:46 am

    “Reading your story is an inspiration and I your child is proud of You.You are better than Wonder Woman.And You are also cute. Tell Sione he can get down.Hope to get the book.”

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