What are the reasons why you’re staying on your phone almost the entire day? Is it because you are waiting for somebody’s call or text message, or is it because you’re having a great time browsing through social media? If so, you have probably seen the viral “Pika Pika” video uploaded by user “fruitypoppin” on her Instagram account. Meet this teen from Hongkong who is emerging to fame after her videos on Instagram gained more than 1M views.
Karen Ip or most commonly known by her Instagram name “fruitypoppin”, is the 17-year-old Asian girl behind the viral “Pika Pika” video. According to the source, Ip is born and raised in Hongkong but when she was four, her family immigrated to Toronto in Canada. She speaks three languages namely English, Cantonese and Mandarin but according to her interview from the source, she “speaks 99.9% Cantonese when communicating with her parents”.
Ip is gaining followers not only from her viral videos but also because of her transformation from this funny Asian girl in the video to a grown woman in reality. Aspiring to make a name in the music industry, she also shares recordings of her singing and playing her tunes in the guitar.
According to NextShark, she also wants to raise awareness in the “representation of Asians on mainstream media” because perceptions are often twisted of what’s “considered to be beautiful especially to the people of color in America”.
She is not only a must watch on Instagram but her values are also to live for. She emphasizes the importance of “transparency” and that she is not afraid of showing everyone who she really is. She also stated on her interview with the source that there is not a problem in sharing who you really are and that “people should understand that you don’t need to force yourself to be who you are not” and just be like her, enjoying the best of both worlds.
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