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Sydney TikTok star Millie Ford reveals how she made it big

Dec 8, 2021

How a young woman quit her job in marketing to chase her dreams of becoming a TikTok star - as she reveals EXACTLY how she made the big time

  • Millie Ford, 25, has more than 1million followers on TikTok and 50million likes
  • She quit her job in social media and marketing to pursue TikTok full time
  • Recently she landed an acting gig on a popular Australian show on Stan platform 

By Eliza Mcphee For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 04:18 GMT, 8 December 2021 | Updated: 04:25 GMT, 8 December 2021

A young woman who quit her day job to pursue her dream of becoming a TikTok star has revealed how she comes up with the hilarious ideas which gained her 1million followers.

Millie Ford, from Sydney, rose to viral fame thanks to her uncanny imitations of everyday Aussie teachers, parents and shop assistants.

The 25-year-old was once working in social media and marketing before her she was tasked with making a TikTok for her company, which she said quickly became an 'addiction'.

It wasn't long before she managed to secure nearly 50million likes from her own videos which have seen her nominated for TikTok's Creator of the Year.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Ms Ford said she never imagined filming videos at home 'for a laugh' would turn into a career.

Millie Ford, 25, from Sydney has revealed how she managed to turn TikTok into a career after amassing more than 1million followers

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Millie Ford, 25, from Sydney has revealed how she managed to turn TikTok into a career after amassing more than 1million followers

'Among all the chaos of this year, I am so grateful that I've had a platform to share my creativity and make people laugh,' she said.

'The support from my audience has been insane.'

Some of her most loved characters she plays in her videos include the quirky art teacher, an overprotective mother and school staff that love to interrupt other classes.

The 25-year-old has become a household name on TikTok for her uncanny impersonations of Australian teachers and parents

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The 25-year-old has become a household name on TikTok for her uncanny impersonations of Australian teachers and parents 

Ms Ford is seen pretending to be the teacher that always interrupts classes while students are in the middle of a test

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In another video she's seen impersonating the teachers that would make students pick up rubbish before going to recess

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Ms Ford is seen pretending to be the teacher that always interrupts classes while students are in the middle of a test

Her ability to hilariously portray each character has seen Ms Ford repeatedly go viral - recently earning her an acting spot on Stan's second season of Aussie series Bump.

When asked how she comes up with a new idea for each video, the 25-year-old said it wasn't always easy.

'It can be hard because you can't always just snap your fingers and be creative,' she said.

'But as a whole it's become second nature to me.

'I'll often be mid conversation with someone and they'll do something that triggers an idea and I'll say "sorry I just need to write that down, that's a good TikTok idea''.'

She added that no matter how strange the idea she will always write it down in her notes app, adding she has a page of ideas for every character. 

'I still often have dramatic moments where I think "I'm never going to have another good idea ever again!",' she added. 

Ms Ford, who also has more than 100,000 Instagram followers, said her fans have taken it upon themselves to reenact some of her TikToks.

'I do get lots of followers DMing me videos of them on nights out quoting my videos with their friends which are always fun to watch,' she said.

Ms Ford is in the running for TikTok's Creator of the Year as part of the platform's For You Fest which will be announced on Wednesday night. 

Ms Ford recently earned herself an acting gig on the popular Aussies series Bump

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Ms Ford recently earned herself an acting gig on the popular Aussies series Bump

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