Everything was different back then. Did you remember how you thought every boy at your sister’s graduation party was into you? Is there a time when your 6-year-old self thought you were the main character at the bowling alley? We have all been there and felt safe.
Today, you get that sweet “wut was I tinkin?”. Look at these childhood photos and cringe. This is what the new TikTok trend is all about.
Initially, the TikToker mally_a started going viral with a video featuring funny and cute photos of herself at 6 years old, when she felt like the main character. A new video trend on social media has been sparked by her TikTok. People are willing to dive into their childhood photo albums, and their findings are pure gold.
Hazel, posted a TikTok of herself as a 9-year-old “thinking I was being extra by wearing heels by the pool on holiday.” Her video captioned “This still haunts me” amassed 809k views. Hazel told us that when she saw this new TikTok trend, she thought it was “right up my street as I had loads of embarrassing pictures of myself so I just thought I’d hop on the trend.”
A picture of 9-year-old Hazel was taken when the family was on a holiday. “I begged and begged my mum for these heels and she kept saying no but she finally gave in and brought them for me.” This was the very first pair of heels that Hazel owned, so as you can imagine, she wore them everywhere. “I was obsessed with them and I would never take them off (not even by the pool).”
Hazel cringes over her holiday picture. “Looking back now at the image, it just makes me cringe as the outside doesn’t go well at all.” She had no clue that her TikTok would blow up with this one video, “especially when I only had 100 followers, so when the numbers got bigger, I was really shocked.”
Last year, TikTok was the most downloaded app with over 1.5 billion downloads. TikTok was the third most downloaded app. It seems like nothing could slow down its popularity, as it is now officially the most loved app by Gen Z.
According to Business Insider, TikTok’s growth has to do with users in India, which accounted for 31% of the app’s downloads. The US was TikTok’s second-biggest market with 8.2% of downloads.
TikTok’s success is due to something that is completely unique to it. TikTok has the ability to make users feel like they are watching a reality show that offers new content over a period of time.
TikTok is a machine that is powered by real people and their real-life experiences. Most of the internet’s viral content is born here.
The song “Old Town Road,” which won a gramophone thanks to the meme culture on the platform, is a case in point.