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One of the world's biggest TikTok stars is from Abbotsford, B.C.

A B.C. success story
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Hilarious Abbotsford-based hairstylist Kris Collins started making TikTok videos to pass the time when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Instagram photo @kallmekris_4

Did you know that only two and a half years ago one of the world’s most influential TikTokers was working as a hairstylist and certified lash technician in Abbotsford? It’s true.

Kris Collins (@kallmekris) was working out of her home in 2020 when the pandemic hit, and as she told us in December of that year, she was basically out of work instantly due to the shutdown.

Her 17-year-old brother convinced her to download TikTok, she spent “three straight days, no sleep” studying it, then decided to start making videos.

Wonderful, hilarious, relatable videos which caught on like wildfire.

It’s now only two and a half years later and she’s one of the most successful creators on the platform.

As of this writing she has 46 million followers and is the 20th most popular account on TikTok. She’s creeping up on BTS and The Rock and has leveraged her talents as a comedian and actor to other platforms.

And now you know.

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