19-year-old Kentucky native racks up 2.8 million followers on TikTok

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(LEX 18) – Kentucky native Parker Pannell knows how to rack up the views on TikTok.

The 19-year-old first joined the platform in 2018 and now has 2.8 million followers.

Pannell says that “making a viral video is the best feeling in the world.”

It’s safe to say he’s pretty good at it.

His parents have been there as a support system as he pursues his dreams, but they’re also joining in on the fun, making appearances in some of his videos.

They’re so proud of what he’s been able to accomplish on TikTok and other platforms. The fame he’s garnered has led to acting gigs, including a role on a Nickelodeon show.

“A kid can dream, and it’s really cool that’s something that can come true,” Pannell said.

Pannell makes enough money off social media that it’s his full time job… and for anyone who wants to take that path, he says “go for it.”

“The truth is, it’s seriously possible if you put a lot of hard work into it, and you know what people are looking for on the internet, then you can be the next big star.”