FORMER Leeton resident Fonzie Gomez, who has a strong following on the online platform TikTok, has been given the chance of a lifetime.
Fonzie has been offered the chance to take his TikTok interview series to the United States thanks to the co-founder of Finder Fred Schebesta.
Mr Schebesta has offered to pay for Fonzie's flights to New York City and put him up in an apartment while there.
The pair struck up a friendship when Mr Schebesta noticed his increasing popularity on the platform, reaching out to him via direct message with the pair working together ever since.
Having recently only discovered the opportunity to go to America was in fact real and happening, Fonzie said it did take some time to sink in.
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Mr Schebesta will also be co-creating with Fonzie while in New York as they work to build an audience by telling everyday people's stories. Fonzie currently has a TikTok audience of around 1.4 million followers.
These followers are used to seeing Fonzie on the streets of Sydney as he has Interviewed thousands of people since starting out on the platform in January 2020.
Having never been to America before, Fonzie said he was looking forward to see what the country had to offer and was looking forward to sharing more content with his followers as a result.
For the uninitiated, TikTok is a place where anyone from across the world can watch and discover millions of personalized short videos from all kinds of different people.
Follow Fonzie at @fonziegomez on TikTok.
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