Over the course of the past few years, TikTok has established itself as one of the most impactful social media platforms in the world. Like a movie/television show, TikTok has its own ‘leading stars,’ and one of the most familiar faces on the app is 23-year-old viral sensation Brittany Broski. You may know Broski as the ‘Kombucha Girl,’ who first blew up with her TikTok that featured her trying Kombucha for the first time.
With six million followers and counting, Brittany possesses a wit and charm similar to that of Rebel Wilson (while still remaining herself, of course). Her relatability makes her an easy fan-favorite on the app. TikTok recently decided it was time to create an official podcast series, and it was clear that Broski would be the perfect host for the show. Entitled For You, the show features a different influential creator every week. A new episode will debut every Wednesday at 5:30pm PST/ 8:30pm EST on TikTok LIVE. The first official guest of For You is none other than the electrifying Frankie Jonas.
Since his October debut, Jonas has soared to TikTok fame, becoming one of the most famous comedians on the app with his clever puns, humor, and willingness to make himself the butt of his own jokes. The social media star is quickly approaching two million followers with nearly 40 million likes on the app. His most recent video is a hilarious rating of a few childhood red carpet outfits and showcases the essence of his popularity on the platform.
Broski: Since quarantine started, we have seen you blossom. You are so funny! I was shocked!
Jonas: Thank You! I’m shocked that people have thought that I am funny! I’ve been making jokes for years—not many people have been laughing at them, and then suddenly I had a few people think that I am really funny!
Broski: So let’s get into this TikTok journey. When did you download the app, and how did you get into it?
Jonas: I actually did everything I could for like a year to not download the app. I thought it was super elitist, and I was like, “Oh, I’m too posh—I don’t need it.” Enough people were like, “Frankie, you spend all day on Instagram watching TikTok reposts and sending it to people who have seen it on TikTok—you are a massive hypocrite!” I downloaded the app, and the first thing I did upon making the app was create a video. At the time, I had a broken iPhone—the diaphragm was ruptured, and it was me recording a video where all you could hear was noise similar to a wind tunnel! It was fun!
Broski: Does the engagement that you get drive your content, or are you just like, “oh whatever?”
Jonas: Honestly, not that much! For me, the real viral moment was when my brother Nick posted a TikTok, and I made a video responding to it. For those who don’t know, Nick posted a video with his wife (actress Priyanka Chopra), which was a duet of another person’s video. The resounding factor of my video was the comment section, which had 20,000 people asking Nick if he was my brother! I didn’t plan that—I had no part in the cults of Frankie Jonas! That got so publicized that I subsequently gained over a million followers in like a 30-hour span. After that, it was definitely a moment of “Oh, I have so much attention right now, what do I do?!” I honestly had a panic attack for like a week straight. I had no idea what to do with myself.
Broski: How did your brothers respond to your videos about them? Are there any complaints, or are they supportive?
Jonas: They are super supportive! I’ve done everything I can to make sure it’s done in good taste while also poking fun at the general life light of it all. I would definitely never want to exploit them at all! I think they are really happy for me and it’s cool! They are such supportive brothers just in all facets of life. They are amazing people! So with TikTok and everything going on, they have just been happy that I have found a voice and am comfortable with it.
You definitely don’t want to miss out on Broski and Jonas’ full conversation. If you happen to miss out on the TikTok LIVE episode, you can catch it on all major podcast platforms such as Apple, Spotify, Google and TikTok’s YouTube channel on Thursdays.