INTERVIEW: TikTok Star Yvng Homie
Jordan Daniels, also known as Yvng Homie, is a 17-year-old social media influencer and hip-hop dancer from Bowling Green, Kentucky. At only 17, Daniels has amassed 3.3 Million TikTok followers and 1.15 Million YouTube fans after starting his original hip-hop choreography and how-to channel in 2016. This virtual stage has given him the chance to collaborate with fellow viral dancer Lavado Arne Jr. and collab with brands such as NBC Peacock TV, Doritos, Samsung, Xbox, and Post.
As his flow and movement started circulating the internet, his fan base expanded rapidly as viewers became captivated by his creativity and unique moves. He has made a difference with his everyday positivity, bringing smiles to all that watch and enjoy his dancing.
Yvng Homie is currently curating a Moonwalk Around the World video series, showing different shots where he moonwalks in a public location surprising bystanders with his talents. He and his team are also working to create a Yvng Homie branded apparel line.
Scroll to find out more about him in our exclusive Q&A!
Hello Mr. Homie (lol), great to e-meet you! Tell us a little bit about yourself outside of TikTok.
Hey, nice to meet you too! I’m a 17-year-old kid from Kentucky, I’m the type of person that’s into fashion and I have a strong passion for dancing. I used to be that one shy kid that didn’t talk much, but ever since I started taking my talent onto the internet, all of that changed.
Great! What have you been doing to stay busy during quarantine?
Well right now I’m keeping myself busy by working on my own clothing brand and traveling little by little for my Moonwalking the World video series.
You have a pretty big social media following. What’s your secret?
Thank you! Honestly i would say just being consistent and as you grow, don’t let anyone tear you down from your moment of growth.
What is your single proudest accomplishment so far as a social media performer?
My greatest accomplishment so far is when I got to be featured in a music video with two of my many favorites artists, “Blueface & Nle Choppa”.
And what has been the toughest part?
The toughest part is usually finding the best locations to film my videos.
What are your eventual goals in the entertainment industry?
Some of my goals right now are to go into acting, and possibly go on tour once this virus goes away.
I would say Billie Eilish and I would be an amazing collab.
Secret celebrity crush?
Well, I’d have to say Ariana Grande to be honest.
Biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is probably when someone spreads a false rumor about another person.
One food I REFUSE to eat (and why) is _____________.
One food I refuse to eat is broccoli. I’ve only had it once as a child and just from the smell of it, I knew I wasn’t going to like it haha.
Um… Insects, that’s all I can say about that.
What’s the last movie or show you watched, and give me a review…but you can only use TWO WORDS for the review : )
Most recent show I’ve watched is The Amazing World of Gumball. Two words, Beyond Great.
The one thing I cannot live without is__________.
One thing I can’t live without is, my family. I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for them.
Most embarrassing moment IRL you wish you could do over?
My most embarrassing moment was getting caught falling asleep in my class and my teacher had to call my name 4 times while everyone was staring at me.
Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you?
I have a very wild personality in real life. A lot of my supporters see me as a very chill and relaxed guy, but I can sometimes be the complete opposite when I’m not filming.
What else are you working on or have coming up next?
Right now, I’m working on having my own clothing brand line, and might have it in stores near you soon!
Could we get a selfie of whatever you are doing at the moment? It’s something we ask to keep it real for the fans!
Packing up for my flight to Las Vegas!