If you have TikTok, you’ve probably heard of girl math… and boy math… and maybe even dog math.
Well, here at the 305 we also have our very own “Miami Math.” But what is it?
“Miami Math tells your friends you’re on your way when you’re just getting out of the shower,” said Josue Alvarez in his now-viral “Miami Math.” Video.
The video, which has garnered 752,000 views on Instagram and another 94,000 on TikTok, highlights examples of the crazy calculations many of us in South Florida make from time to time.
“It’s actually trending on TikTok where it’s called girls’ math and boys’ math,” he told NBC6. “So I thought, hey, Miami has math. What are some examples of Miami Math? And boom, that was the origin of this video.”
In the “girl math” trend, women are poking fun at their own spending habits by finding wild ways to justify almost any purchase, from everyday items like $5 coffee to expensive items like concert tickets.
A proud Cuban American, Alvarez says he drew inspiration from his upbringing in Hialeah to make the trend tangible for those of us here in the Magic City.
“Listen,” he told NBC6. “I saw this day in and day out. The beautiful *** (BMW) 7 Series or Benz parked outside Abuelita’s efficiency.”
In some examples, his video pokes fun at the seemingly lavish lifestyle that he says some Miamians like to present, particularly on social media.
“Miami math means living in efficiency but driving a seven-beamer,” Alvarez said in his video. “Miami Math doesn’t have enough money to pay rent, but somehow has enough for bottle service.”
The video also teases the way many of us complain about a 30-40 minute drive but would happily take a 4 hour trip to Orlando.
“Miami Math means driving four hours to Orlando, but far too far considering Fort Lauderdale,” he says in his video.
“Why are you going 40 minutes longer, 30 minutes longer, when you have everything you want here?” Alvarez told NBC6. “You know, in Orlando you have Disney, you have the springs, you have all this other stuff.”
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