Ava Louise became internet famous for all the wrong reasons in 2020. In the middle of the coronavirus outbreak, she engaged in an ill-advised viral challenge by licking a toilet seat. At about the same time, her old song went viral on TikTok, cementing her position as an influencer.
Who is Ava Louise, and what can we expect from her in the future? Here’s all you need to know about the internet sensation.
Ava Louise appeared on Dr. Phil in 2019
Louise‘s first brush with fame was as a guest on Dr. Phil, where she declared that she’d rather “die hot than live ugly.” In February 2019, she made headlines when she told Dr. Phil that she’d prefer to “die hot than live ugly.”
On the show, she discussed her Instagram addiction, stating that her life’s ambition is to be “Insta-famous.” She also stated in the program that she likes to be friends with individuals who can hook her up with great perks and backstage access at VIP events.
Louise went viral in March 2020 for licking a toilet seat
On March 14, after uploading a video of herself licking a toilet seat on an airplane, Louise launched the “Coronavirus Challenge” on TikTok. It was all just a social media stunt to get people to pay attention to her song “Skinny Legend Anthem” and, of course, increase her following.
“I did the whole toilet-licking stunt, one, because f* boomers and I don’t take this virus seriously,” Louise told Insider. “Two, as strategic marketing, so people would be like ‘Who the h* is Ava Louise?’ and connect me to that song.”
“I don’t like my grandparents and I don’t have a relationship with them so I don’t give a s*** what happens to them,” she also said. “Very impressionable older people who don’t understand meme culture or trolling latched onto this.”
After the success of Louise’s video, another influencer by the name of Larz released his own version of the “game,” and he later stated that he got COVID-19 from the performance. It was all a lie: not only is Larz one of Louise’s closest friends, but she also claimed in Insider that he only faked having COVID-19 to help the story explode.
Louise’s song “Skinny Legend Anthem” blew up on TikTok
Unfortunately, her “Coronavirus Challenge” act succeeded. Her song was utilized in videos by well-known YouTuber Charli D’Amelio, Addison Rae, Lil Huddy, and Loren Gray, helping it to become one of TikTok’s most popular trending songs for a while.
“Skinny Legend Anthem” is a terrible song, and even Louise acknowledges it. The words, on the other hand, are just raunchy enough to be successful on TikTok. A song doesn’t have to be great in order to go viral on TikTok; all it has to have is the appropriate star power.
Louise had a messy relationship with Impaulsive podcast cohost Mike Majlak.
Around the same time she was licking toilet seats, Louise was also at the center of a cheating scandal involving Logan Paul’s good friend Mike Majlak and porn star Lana Rhoades.
According to Rhoades, who is dating Majlak’s ex-girlfriend Louise, the pair met in New York for Fashion Week and had sex after he was seeing Rhoades. The tale is told from both sides: while Louise stated that the encounter was entirely mutual, Majlak claimed that she waited outside clubs just to get his attention and required “immediate intervention.”