An influencer has claimed she made $100,000 in a year just by flaunting her extremely long tongue on social media.
Mikayla Saravia, 21, from West Palm Beach,
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Making money: Mikayla Saravia, 21, from West Palm Beach, Florida, has garnered social media fame with the help of her long tongue
Social media fame: She often flaunts the tongue in her videos and pictures of herself
Found her followers: This has earned her more than two million followers, and Mikayla has already made $100,000 this year from her different social media ventures
‘Last year I made a little under $50,000 — should be better this year because I’ve already doubled that amount,’ she told the site.
Mikayla earns most of her fortune from posting content to her Instagram and monetizing her YouTube videos.
Most of the videos display her ‘talent’ of showcasing her tongue and dancing skills. These talents were first discovered by Mikayla when she was young.
‘I think the 6th grade,’ she said, adding: ‘I think outside the box and try to be different.
‘My favorite video is my Thanksgiving shoot — it was pretty funny. I pretended to be a turkey on the dinner table.’
Her fame has blossomed to having more than two million followers on Instagram alone, with many of her followers looking for more content from Mikayla involving her long tongue.
Businesswoman: She will receive between $900 to $3,000 for making a video of herself
On brand: These videos will often include Mikayla licking food or twerking for the camera
Want people to know: ‘I wish people understood that I’m very down to earth,’ she said. ‘Some people think people with a lot of followers are cocky and boujee but I’m pretty down to earth’
This has encouraged Mikayla to launch her own merchandise online so fans can purchase things designed by the woman, further helping her grow her fortune.
Merchandise in Mikayla’s line include clothing items, phone cases, chargers and even sex toys.
The influencer, who gets hundreds to thousands of comments on each of her posts on Instagram, confessed there is one downside to her online fame.
Mikayla explained how she thought people only had a specific perception of her because of her online presence.
‘I wish people understood that I’m very down to earth,’ she said. ‘Some people think people with a lot of followers are cocky and boujee but I’m pretty down to earth.’
One goal for the influencer is to use her self-grown business to help out her family.
‘My biggest inspiration is my mom. I love her she’s a very strong woman,’ she said. ‘I’m proud of my accomplishments, being so young and owning my own company.’