A woman claims she rakes in £80,000 ($99,500) a year by posting pictures online of her long tongue. Yep, Mikayla Saravia, 21, from West Palm Beach, Florida has become a social media sensation after posting snaps of her massive tongue, which measures up to 6.5 inches long.
Mikayla, who has around two million Instagram followers, said she gets paid between $900 (£720) and $3,000 (£2,400) for sharing photos and videos of herself licking food items and/or twerking.
The model posts an array of snaps where she is sticking out her huge tongue while dressed in swimwear or lingerie, with fans often comparing her to a ‘snake’ or ‘lizard’. Business is so good for the 21-year-old that she even flogs merchandise on her website, with logos featuring her – now trademarked – tongue.
She launched her very own app, called KKVSH, featuring her latest products and merchandise including shirts, phone holders, chargers and s-x toys.
Mikayla said she discovered her unique talent ‘at a young age, I think the 6th grade’. She continued: “I think outside the box and try to be different.
“My favourite video is my Thanksgiving photoshoot – it was pretty funny. I pretended to be a turkey on the dinner table.” As for how she rakes in the cash, she explained: “I do ads and I monetise my YouTube and my app. I also sell merch on my website.
“Last year I made a little under $50k – should be better this year because I’ve already doubled that amount.” And fans can’t get enough of her, with thousands commenting on everything she posts. A second follower said: “Her tongue is like a snake.” While another added: “Can I make tattoo of your face on my hand.” But despite her blossoming fame, the self-proclaimed anime fan says she’s just a regular girl who enjoys reading comics for hours.
She said: “I wish people understood that I’m very down to earth. Some people think people with a lot of followers are c-cky and boujee but I’m pretty down to earth.” Mikayla has also opened her own photo studio at her home in West Palm Beach, Florida, and even makes her own music. The influencer now hopes to take her company to new heights in order to lend a helping hand to her family and others in need.
She added: “My biggest inspiration is my mom. I love her she’s a very strong woman. I’m proud of my accomplishments, being so young and owning my own company.”
This is how people reacted to this post:
Rob Normand – I’m sure posting photo’s isn’t all she does with it to make money.
Barrie Evans – It’s not what her tongue looks like that she gets £80k a year for, that’s for sure.
Jody Woodard – why would anyone pay to see that? some people really need to get a life
Benjamin Martin – I’m betting there will be a social media bubble b-rst at some point in the near future. Thoughts and prayers to all the basics that would then need to find real work
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