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Teen uses social media app TikTok as a comedic outlet, gains a following

BY MICHELLE FOLEY

On top of being an athlete, musician, occasional actress and Allegro Pizzeria employee, CHS junior Sara Wolf is rising through the ranks of TikTok popularity.

Wolf uses TikTok, a rapidly growing video-sharing social media app, to share relatable skits about teenage life. Her videos explore the realms of friends and boys, being late to school and driving. They’re light, they’re funny, and, above all, her viewers can see themselves in her content.

“If people can relate to it, they’ll like it,” says CHS senior Satchel Sherman, who like Wolf has a sizeable online presence with more than 26,000 followers on TikTok.

Wolf’s relatability helped her amass her current follower count, now surpassing 23,000. Initially, one video garnered significant attention, and some of her later videos snowballed, each generating more views and likes than the last.

Now her videos have a combined total of over 1 million likes and her most popular video has over 1.9 million views.

Initially, her friends and family were surprised when her account first started growing.

“The first few people didn’t really believe me,” Wolf laughs.

The teen’s father, Fred Wolf, produces animated comic strips voiced by celebrities such as Adam Sandler. He says that his daughter’s videos have sometimes attracted even more attention than his own content.

“I always tell Sara—and this is true—she’s so much funnier than I was when I was her age. She’s better at math than I am now, and she’s definitely prettier than I am,” he quips. “And I’ll tell you this. She really doesn’t have a big ego or anything like that. Seriously, she’s grounded.”

Fred has been involved in the film industry as a screenwriter, film director and former comic, opening up opportunities for his daughters to appear in various films. She has appeared in “Mad Families,” a comedy directed by her father and co-produced by Charlie Sheen, and will soon be flying to New York to audition for a part in the upcoming movie “Love 40.

As for where Wolf wants to take her online life in the future, she says, “I really want to start making YouTube videos. That’s my number one goal, and it’s kind of nice now that I have a little bit of a platform for that.”

Currently, though, Wolf is focusing more on school and her friends than on TikTok. As a water polo and basketball player, as well as a songwriter and piano player, she has a lot on her plate.

“Sara Wolf is a very interesting person,” says CHS senior Tristan Bowen. “She’s very down-to-earth, very involved with her friends, always looking for something to do.”

And for now, Wolf hopes that her classmates remember this: “Don’t take my TikTok too seriously! It’s all for fun.”

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