The London-Paris connection is working at full speed. And we are not talking about the Eurostar, but about a new TikTok phenomenon. Many videos have indeed been published in recent weeks on the social network, with audacity as a common point. The idea is to film yourself dancing in the subway, in the middle of other passengers. First widespread in the London Underground, the trend has recently reached Paris, where videos of this kind are flourishing. A sign that the phenomenon is not temporary, there are more than 15 million views on the hashtag #metrodanse, where people from all over the world have fun dancing in subway cars.
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Shoutout to these guys who were so patient while i was being wiggy and finding the audioTiktok do your thing and help me find them, i only took a blurry pic of his @ You guys are making my life and I appreciate the love on these videos cant wait to vibe with more of you #tubegirl #tubegirleffect
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The metro as a dancefloor
It all started with Sabrina Bahsoon, a 22-year-old Londoner, who to beat boredom, decided to start filming herself in the subway and sketch a few dance steps. The choreographies, filmed in selfie mode, are cleverly orchestrated and change according to the songs - we can mention Greedy by Tate McRae or Where Dem Girls At by Fee - but the setting remains the same: the London Underground. The passengers, at first taken aback, quickly get caught up in the game, learn to recognize the Englishwoman and appreciate her approach, knowing her grateful for brightening up their journeys.
The young woman publishes many videos. So much so that she earned the nickname "Tubegirl" - the "girl of the subway" in VF. Interviewed by the Daily Mail on Monday, September 24, she explains: "At first I did not see it as confidence in myself, I just told myself that I did not care what people could think, and that I had to live my life for myself." Published on TikTok, his videos quickly became a hit. Amazed by such insurance, many users will then follow suit and generate a real trend, first limited to England and then spreading around the world.
I finally made a @Spotify playlist! Link in bio Im normally quite shy with my tunes but I needed to pull through for my tube ganglove you guys #tubegirl #tubegirleffect
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From subway to subway
The phenomenon could not decently stop at the border of the France. Several hundred million views later, it is the Paris metro that becomes in turn a dance floor. A young Parisian, Mailys Bilir takes up the codes of the videos of the "Tubegirl" and already has 200,000 subscribers on TikTok. For Sabrina Banhsoon, it is consecration. "To imagine that it could work in the UK, it was already huge, but that it could spread all over the world... I'm still getting used to the idea," she told the English daily.
It's better with more people:)
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This triumph was not a foregone conclusion for this Londoner from Malaysia. Fresh out of Durham University, she was teaching maths to young students this year before her life turned upside down. Her TikTok account, which currently claims 470,000 subscribers, has made her essential in the eyes of young English, and aroused the interest of the media. "It's the craziest thing that can happen to me. I didn't think it would take on this magnitude, the global reach is insane, I didn't expect it." Thanks to this success, she promoted, in the subway, the new single of the Filipino-American singer Bella Poarch with the latter. Passionate about fashion, she was able to walk for MAC Cosmetic at London Fashion Week and will also collaborate with Hugo Boss at Milan Fashion Week. The beginning of a new modeling career, before... The last metro?
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