One of TikTok’s most-followed users isn’t an actor, singer, or socialite—it’s a 27-year-old Toronto LGBTQ+ resident named Josh Zilberberg. Josh has amassed almost two million followers thanks to two words: “thank yew”. So how did he become so famous? Let’s get to know the latest TikToker you should be following.
Josh downloaded TikTok in 2019 and from the moment he began using it, he was obsessed. He started with lip-syncing, green-screen, and “POV” videos before his “thank yew” debuted in September 2020. The signature phrase quickly earned him eight million views and that’s when he started getting followers.
Any advice is appreciated♬ original sound – Josh Zilberberg
Everything down to the phrase about Josh is super authentic. “The way I enunciate words has always been a little bit dramatic. I didn’t contrive that for TikTok,” he told PopSugar.
What people love most about the TikToker is he’s blatantly honest and he addresses topics like being single, lacking dance rhythm, and the difficulties working from home. All of which he doesn’t take too seriously and looks for humor in.
And that’s on being ✨crazy✨♬ original sound – Josh Zilberberg
In addition to TikTok, Josh has a merch collection with “thank yew”, that he created after followers started asking for themed hats and hoodies. Eventualy, he hopes to go into the enterainment industry with comedy, standup, or hosting a talk show.
I have merch now thank yew♬ original sound – Josh Zilberberg