TikTok is filled with American content creators who love stopping strangers on the street and asking them pretty mundane, sometimes personal questions about themselves.
In this case, a TikToker seems to have unknowingly interviewed Filipino A-list celebrity Anne Curtis, who happened to be in New York City at the time.
The 24-second video showed Anne in the midst of an ambush interview with TikTok content creator Shan Rizwan.
Wearing an all-black suit and shopping bags during the interview, Shan began by asking, “What’s your name and where are you from?”
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Anne, the most-followed Filipino celebrity on social media, replied, “Anne, the Philippines.”
The content creator followed up with the question, “So, first question is, do you like your job?” to which Anne responded, “Yes, I love my job.” Shan probed further, asking if this was Anne’s dream job, and the actress confirmed, “It is my dream job.”
Moving on, the influencer inquired about Anne’s income. With a smile, Anne politely replied, “Uhh, it’s pretty personal.” The third question revolved around the college course Anne pursued. She revealed, “I actually did one semester of early education.”
Shan also wanted to know if Anne’s job required her to travel frequently. Anne replied briefly, “Sometimes, yeah.” The influencer continued the line of questioning, asking if Anne had her own business and sold products. Anne confirmed, saying, “Yes.” When asked if it was clothing, Anne clarified that it was her makeup brand, BLK Cosmetics, with over 432,000 followers on Instagram.
Shan’s TikTok video quickly gained traction, accumulating over 14 million views in just one day since it was posted on June 6.
Filipinos flocked to the comments section, as most viewers couldn’t fathom the TikToker’s lack of awareness about their interviewee’s identity.
Shan Rizwan has 1.5 million followers and 159 million likes on TikTok. He has not posted a follow-up video addressing his encounter with Anne.