TikTok star Chris Olsen was welcomed to Iowa with cheers and guests holding up signs that read, “Daddy?” This was a throwback to Harry Wynn’s viral interaction with Styles at his concert.
“it was [framed] It was on my bed, but I put it down. It felt like a strange place,” said Olsen.
This wasn’t his only celebrity interaction of the year when he discussed his fast-growing friendship with singer Meghan Trainor. After randomly posting “I’m thinking of Meghan Trainor,” he was invited to join her podcast, where they formed an unbreakable bond.
“It’s become a very good friendship and I feel like I’ve helped make her songs and albums something that people really enjoy,” Olsen said. “I really think she’s incredibly talented.” So on top of friendship and all that, this is just a perk.”
Even though TikTok is his full-time job, he still makes time for his side hustle. It’s about delivering coffee to celebrities all over the country. The task started with Meghan Trainor and expanded to Austin Butler and Joe Biden.
Commentator Brooklin Border, a former student council president, asked Olsen what his coffee order was. I drink an iced vanilla latte with oat milk twice a day. This drink was made and brought to him by a student who attends AfterDark. After working a shift at Cabin Coffee Co., she ordered him a tasting.
Olsen initially gained popularity by posting a relationship video with his ex-boyfriend, fellow TikToker Ian Padgett. After having a very public relationship, he also had a very public breakup. Through this experience, he learned that posting relationship content was no longer for him.
“I think it’s really important to find something you’re comfortable with, and I think that played a big part in why we weren’t together anymore,” Olsen said. The thing is, sharing too much of a certain part of your life can make it feel less like your own.”
After getting through these difficult times, Olsen began posting clips of therapy sessions on TikTok, showing the comical and comforting side of online therapy. He describes his therapist as someone he pays to gossip.
“The way you start someone from scratch, tell their life story, and then catch it feels very scary,” Olsen said. “But therapy leaves a lot of room for fun moments. There is also a lot of room to dig deep and publish.”
Olsen is a mental health and therapy advocate who keeps posting videos about it because he told him it would make it easier for his followers to start therapy.
“Be prepared for hard times, but also know that not everything is hard,” said Olsen. “A lot of things are so much fun and I always feel lighter after a session.”
Prior to Olsen, hypnotist Brian Inbus also gave a delightful performance as the night began and he hypnotized the audience as he took the stage. The craft was another hit, as many students were walking around with little Pop Tart pillows.