Howie Mandel gave a group of young rising stars in the TikTok community a gift greater than likes or follows because he spent the day creating content with them and offered up advice on surviving and thriving in the world of entertainment. Earlier this month, Griffin Johnson, Jaden Hossler and Bryce Hall were invited to hang out with Mandel at his headquarters in Los Angeles.
The guys are some of the hottest TikTok creators around, with millions of followers on the rising platform and across other social media channels. We're told the "America's Got Talent" judge was impressed over the young stars' engaging audiences on TikTok and wanted to witness the magic firsthand.
We're told Howie and the boys spent the day at his headquarters goofing around and creating content for their TikTok accounts. The 64-year-old comedian has a surprising knack for keying in on trending topics and staying relevant through social media and has even amassed his own 4 million follower audience on TikTok.
Still, as the newest social media app to hit the market continues to gain users, celebrities are trying to find creative ways to team up with young influencers for their own channels.
We're told that during the meeting with Mandel, YouTube star David Dobrik also stopped by to collaborate on some videos. After the creating, we're told Mandel talked to the stars about his own success and longevity in the entertainment industry and gave tips on how to thrive in the influencer and entrepreneur industry.
The comedian also introduced the guys to his family and gave them some insight into future projects he was working on. We're told it was a great day for everyone, and Griffin, Jaden and Bryce came away inspired and ready to create their own empires as they carve their paths in the entertainment world.
Griffin Johnson is 20 years old from Paris, Illinois. He lives with his parents and younger brother, Graham, and grew up doing a ton of outdoor activities, like dirt bike riding and camping.
When he's not serving up content to his millions of followers via Instagram or TikTok, Griffin attends Illinois State University and is currently in the nursing program. He's also a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Aside from TikTok, Jaden works as a model and is also preparing to break into the music industry. Many of his videos recently show him singing or in the studio, and it shouldn't be long before we hear some actual music from the star.
What Is TikTok?
TikTok is a social media app available on the Android and iOS platforms. It was released in 2017 by Chinese developer, ByteDance, and has since amassed over 1 billion downloads. Other than young influencers, many A-list celebrities are beginning to get on the platform, like The Rock and Miley Cyrus.
However, the most-followed account belongs to Chinese actress Dilraba Dilmurat, with over 54 million followers.