McDonald's has paid $25,000 to two Texas pranksters who hung a fake poster of themselves in the eatery.

McDonald's

McDonald's

The pair of college students - Jevh Maravilla and Christian Toledo - found out the exciting news when they made an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The host told them: ''McDonald's loves customers like you and they are committed to diversity and want to represent all their customers so they're going to feature you in a marketing campaign.''

The prank went viral after they shared a photo online, and the duo revealed they did the stunt to boost Asian representation.

Maravilla said: ''We looked around and we saw these other posters on there and we saw there's different ethnicities.

''We saw that they were all people having fun and so we decided to represent ourselves as Asians to be up there as well.''