These celebrities are taking over the TikTok world one post and dance challenge at a time, and here’s how you can do it, too.
Like any other major apps that have dominated the tech world, TikTok started as a small brand that gave people initially a little interest to try it out. But eventually, several tweaks, updates, and dance challenges after another, it was able to get the attention of a lot of content creators, followed by celebrities joining in on the craze.
With the recent extreme enhanced community quarantine declared by the government in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, some people find themselves with nothing to do at home. Now, that’s when TikTok had the perfect opportunity to grow its users exponentially.
Countless of Filipinos have started trying out TikTok—from creating funny relatable content, doing a dance craze, to making covers. This just shows that TikTok is definitely taking over our lives and serving as a necessary distraction during this lockdown. After all, you know what they say: “If you can’t beat ’em, join’ em.”
We’ve compiled the best celebrity accounts to follow so you can also create good quality content for feel-good entertainment.
@inigopascualCome my way… ##tiktokinvasion ##fyp ##foryourpage♬ Just like that come my way – jordanaudiož
Iñigo Pascual was one of the first few celebrities who dived into the world of TikTok. Ever since then, he has been creating a lot of content that has captivated the hearts of many. He has posted a handful of dance craze covers—from Doja Cat’s Like That to Young Thug’s Relationship. Apart from all his dancing, you can also get a glimpse of his humor reenacting iconic lines that have fired up social media.
@inaraymundo95don’t wanna feel sad anymore😕🙂 ##savage♬ Savage – Megan Thee Stallion
What we love about Ina Raymundo is this woman defies the apparent target market of TikTok. While the majority of people using TikTok are Gen Zs dancing all day long to countless songs, Ina proves she can keep up with today’s trend. Just look at her dancing to Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage, now that’s how you properly do it, kids—with a hint of sultriness.
When Rico Blanco started using TikTok, his content immediately went viral on various social media platforms. And it all started because of his dance craze cover of Sabby Sousa’s Cream n Frosting. In fact, several Millennials (who were not akin to people’s love for TikTok) were arguing that his content was the only exception that they’d watch TikTok videos.
@imjeremygSaw some TikToks of this song…so decided to put my own twist on it haha🤪 ##cover ##coversong ##fyp ##foryou ##foryourpage ##xyzcba♬ original sound – Jeremy Glinoga
While others were doing dance craze covers on the video-sharing social networking service, Jeremy Glinoga thought of another way of catching the attention of TikTok users. How? By simply doing the reason he shot to fame, through music. His first short cover on the platform was Hillsong’s Oceans, followed by Kaash Paige’s famous TikTok song titled, Love Songs.
@lme85Day 17 ate Mel said maglinis muna ako at sila naman ang magpapahinga and “that’s a command“ daw . Go!♬ Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
Of course, we won’t forget about our favorite style star, Heart Evangelista-Escudero. The fashionista has been making rounds all over the internet with her witty content—from role-playing iconic lines of the Kardashians to doing hugot lines. But our favorite amongst all that she did? It would undeniably be how she cleaned her house—complete with her jewelry!
@kimberlysuechiuCORNONA VIRUS ##HAWA !! Day 6 quarantine!!! Keep safe everyone!!!##loveinthetimeofcorona♬ HOY CORONA VIRUS – KimChiu
Another way of making good quality TikTok content is by simply embracing yourself. And that’s exactly what Kim Chiu did that easily captured her fellow bisdak. While she was also doing dance craze covers with fellow stars like Iñigo Pascual, she made it point to show her true side, too. Recently, her coronavirus rant in the Bisaya instantly got 11.5 million views on TikTok alone. She then followed it two other versions in Waray and the Chinese language. After all, she’s the Chinita Princess.
@perezamypsleep tight my dear Tiktok friends grabe i cant believe mag 1M na tayo. Thanks sa ❤ ##loveinthetimeofcoronavirus ##foryou ##funfuntyangamy♬ Koreanoy – Lyka Barista
TikTok is not just about dancing or singing, and Amy Perez proves that creating relatable, relevant, and funny content is key. The It’s Showtime host has been doing a lot of content, especially now that we’re on community quarantine. She has role-played iconic lines and songs such as from Vilma Santos’ movie Anak, and the Little Mermaid’s Part of Your World. But our favorite is her take on the “1 Week of Watching Kdrama” challenge that she lipsynced a line making her sound like a real Korean.