Munich – Noel Robinson, 22, danced with his wild hair and made his way into the hearts of over 30 million people!
The social media star from Munich has become known all over the world with his funny videos: with a hoodie on his head, tapping strangers on the shoulder indoors and out or taking his mobile phone and asking them to dance. Then he shows off his trademark afro hairdo and laughs at passers-by.
It works! It works! He has 3.2 million followers on Instagram and 30 million on TikTok. In BILD he reveals secrets his viewers wouldn’t otherwise see!
How did they all start?
In January 2020, Noel Robinson posted dance videos from his childhood room to TikTok for the first time. “After two months, I reached 15,000 followers,” he says.
His breakthrough came with a clip in which he pulls the hood of a car in front of a security guard and shows him his wild hairstyle. The movie has been viewed 16 million times and its fan following has only grown.
Meanwhile, Noel Robinson has cut his dance teacher’s training and can live off the videos. Among other things, he is under contract with the sporting goods manufacturer Adidas. The 22-year-old: “At the beginning of last year I had a million followers and now everything is going through the roof. Sometimes it’s so unreal I can hardly believe it myself.”
Where does the social media star live today?
“I still live with my parents and spend a lot of my time in my childhood room, even though I’m often away from home and not home much,” laughs Noel Robinson, who can now afford his own apartment.
For the past two months he’s been in Brazil shooting videos, and now he’s on an entire world tour. Robinson: “After that, I’ll go to Morocco and Egypt.”
But that doesn’t leave much time for the relationship, does it? Influencer: “I don’t have a girlfriend at the moment and I’m luckily single.”
What are his hobbies?
“I love football, I even played in the club myself a year ago. Unfortunately, there is not much time left for this, ”says TikToker. “I am a fan of Ronaldo and Messi.”
Then he proudly adds: “Since I’ve been in Brazil, former Bayern player Z Roberto has been following me and commenting on my videos. Even the world-class footballer Neymar is my follower. As a PSG fan, I’d like to meet him. Maybe at some point you’ll succeed.” “.
Can he still go out into the street undetected?
“I could no longer go anywhere in public without losing my privacy. The most obvious was the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. I was so surrounded by fans that the security men had to pull me out,” the 22-year-old continued.
“But I also enjoy taking pictures with my fans and talking to them. Sometimes it seems like there is no balance between work and personal life. This is why life as an influencer can be so psychological. Overall, I can’t complain about the flaws, I’m very happy and grateful for my success.” .
What are the fans not allowed to do?
“I hold my hair,” says Noel Robinson. “It goes a long way and not only children want it, but often adults as well.”
To style his tousled look, the influencer has to wash his hair and then let it air-dry for hours in the winter: “I actually have long curls. Then I part them to form an afro, otherwise it wouldn’t look like it. Luckily, it’s quicker in the summer, when my hair dries up an hour later.” Just “.
Who would you like to dance with?
“Justin Bieber and Drake would definitely be some of the big names I would love to shoot the video with. Let’s see,” says the dancer. “I hope that with my entries I can leave behind something big that will always be remembered.”
Do you really steal people’s cell phones or is it staged?
“I didn’t ask for anything for the first two years. Now it’s even more difficult because people already know me,” says Noel Robinson. “But I always try to be real with the videos. Sometimes I ask in advance and then I make a video with the fans and they are so happy about it.”
Did the videos cause trouble?
“Of course there are also people who get angry and grab my arm. But I don’t see that as a problem, I understand that some people are not in the mood for that right now,” says the influencer. “Of course, you can’t take people’s phones in every country and no TikTok video is worth risking your life for.”