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Miranda Sings, also known by the username MirandaSings08, is a collection of So Bad, It's Good singing videos on YouTube. The character Miranda is known for her below-average abilities and above-average opinion of said abilities, self-invoked Protection from Editors, and a constant ring of extremely red lipstick. In addition to her music ("music") channel, Miranda has a vlog channel and a Netflix spinoff series, Haters Back Off.

Miranda is a pastiche of similarly untalented girls, and is created and portrayed by Colleen Ballinger. Colleen posts as herself at a third channel, PsychoSoprano, where she occasionally does split-screen duets with Miranda.

This work contains examples of:

  • Covert Pervert: While she claims to be very religious and pure, she clearly contradicts this mentality on a few occasions, and frequently alludes to a very non-Christian relationship with her Uncle.
    Miranda: (during Not my Arms challenge with Joey Graceffa brushing her teeth) I don't even let my Uncle go that deep!
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Miranda doesn't say bad words because she would become then a sinner.
  • Hatedom: invoked Discussed. She dedicates a lot of segments, complete videos and songs to respond to the negative messages directed to her. According to Miranda, anyone start to being part of it if says something adverse about her talent or appearance, and includes even Elmo (see "Sesame Street" Cred) and SOPA.
  • Hates Being Touched: Miranda often tells people not to touch her, and even did so during a video about kissing.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Miranda says of people who dislike her that they're "very rude", but she's very prone to burp and fart unapologeTically.
  • Insufferable Genius: Miranda thinks she's the latter, which is highly debatable. The former, however, is indisputable.
  • Inherited Illiteracy Title: The in-character self-help book Selp Helf, where aside from the title, the text is hand-written and full of spelling and grammar errors.
  • Insistent Terminology: Anything she considers inappropriate is "porn", and any strong food she hates is "spicy".
  • The Internet Is for Porn: In one vlog, she describes her first experience with "porn". It turns out, she has a very loose definition of "porn" that includes revealing outfits worn publicly by Miley Cyrus, and even women who wear revealing swimwear to the beach.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Always wears plaid button-up shirts (Stolen from her Uncle) and bright-red lipstick (Stolen from her Mother). Anything more revealing is considered "Porn".
  • Messy Hair: Sometimes, she appears on camera with unkempt hair and don't even wash it every day, because, in his words, doing it can break it off.
  • Moral Guardians: Miranda herself is very prudish. She believes that anything remotely sexual is "porn" and inappropriate for anyone under 21.
  • Poe's Law: Especially early on, Miranda so uncannily evoked typical Attention Whore YouTube users most everyone thought she was serious. Some still do.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure:
  • Running Gag:
    • One of them is incredibly long-winded statements or questions that are completely vague, leaving the recipient with no possible answer.
    • Her complete inability to properly pronounce Joey Graceffa's last name. She's only done it one, and that was a complete accident.
  • School Idol: Miranda was the most popular girl in her school thanks to being homeschooled, therefore she was the most admired student by the student body, consisting of herself.
  • Serious Business: Miranda was involved in a rap battle over makeup, against Colleen Evans, no less.
  • "Sesame Street" Cred: Parodied when Miranda appear besides Elmo, but it is thanks to the magic of the chroma key. She even call him a hater.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?:
    • Her idiosyncratic use of syllable stress ('T' sounds in the middle of words are over-emphasized) and oft-mangled words (Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" is pronounced "Anna-coon-da", "Bad" sometimes becomes "Byehd", "What" sounds more like "Whet", etc.) can give this impression. It's taken up to eleven when she's upset; in the aforementioned Freak Out videos, she comes to sound almost Jamaican...
    • Lampshaded here, where, despite her unusual accent, she insists that she is "Emerigan".