A woman who claims to have one of the biggest mouths in the world has spoken about being bullied when she was younger, explaining that she has turned her mouth into her ‘biggest asset’.
Singer and comedian Samantha Ramdell, from Connecticut, US, boasts more than 876,000 followers on TikTok.
With a mouth measuring approximately 3.5 inches wide, Samantha has gained hundreds of thousands of views on the video sharing platform by posting clips of herself impressively fitting large foods into her mouth, including a pizza slice and a burrito.
On Thursday morning, she joined Davina McCall and Phillip Schofield on This Morning via video chat, where she spoke to them about her journey to virtual stardom.
She explained that before the coronavirus pandemic occurred, she had around 500 followers on TikTok.
When lockdown stopped her from performing to live audiences, she turned to the social media platform to build her online presence.
‘I actually have always wanted to be a singer and comedian. I’ve always wanted to be on Broadway,’ Samantha said.
‘Of course once Covid happened and all of the clubs and theatres and everything shut down, like many other artists, it was like alright, what do we do? I thought my career was over.’
Samantha added that she believed the closing of entertainment venues meant there was ‘no way’ she was going to ‘make it’ as a performer.
However, all that changed when her following started growing on TikTok.
While Samantha now has hordes of followers online, she revealed to Davina and Phillip that she used to be bullied over the size of her mouth when she was younger.
‘I was bullied, all the time,’ she recalled.
‘I turned it into my biggest asset. It’s crazy. I never thought that I would get the reactions that I do now. The effect that I’ve gotten from this is crazy.’
But now, Samantha is able to earn a significant amount of money sharing her talents with the world on TikTok, earning approximately £11,000 for every video she shares.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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