Viral sensation The Backpack Kid, who shot to reputation with his quirky dance bolt the ‘Floss’, has knowledgeable DailyMailTV he’s piquant to hit the pleasurable conceal and turn actual into a celebrity.
In an uncommon interview Russell Horning, 17, says he’s utilizing his web reputation and 2.Three million Instagram followers as a starting up pad for a profession in acting and music.
And the teenager says he’s interesting from his home in Atlanta, Georgia, to film and gain music within the replace mecca of Los Angeles as quickly as he can.
DailyMailTV caught up with Horning at the Sundance Movie Festival in snowy Park City, Utah.
The upbeat social media celebrity stated: ‘In ten years I truly want to recognize myself gain into mighty extra acting, I wanna watch myself on the pleasurable conceal a thousand instances and I wanna watch my songs on billboards a thousand instances.’
Russell Horning, 17, diagnosed as The Backpack Kid, shot to reputation with his quirky dance bolt the ‘Floss’ but knowledgeable DailyMailTV he has hopes of being an actor
He persisted: ‘I would fancy to attain comedy, my own vogue. I love Kevin Hart, he’s my accepted actor and Will Ferrell is very silly too.
‘I wanna bolt to Los Angeles, I dwell in Atlanta now. A form of oldsters contain invited me to their cribs and to gain videos and stuff and I’m simply having a gaze forward to residing that (celebrity) life-style.’
Horning – who frolicked at the Wanderluxxe filmmaker lounge while at Sundance – says that while the Floss dance has launched his profession he’s piquant to bolt on from that image.
‘Of us judge that that is all I attain, the Floss dance, but I contain manner extra abilities than that, other folks simply do not learn about them yet, so I’m gonna gain the platform that I contain now and skyrocket it to the pause.
‘I positively want to gain into mighty extra acting and music.
‘My most piquant goal for acting would be to be in a pleasurable role in a pleasurable film so I will watch it in theaters with my chums. I wanna be a celebrity.’
Horning became an in a single day sensation when he used to be considered carrying a backpack and doing the Floss dance dumb popstar Katy Perry on Saturday Evening Dwell in 2017.
Horning recalled: ‘I used to be outside the ESPYS one time in LA, I did not contain a tag they usually wouldn’t let me in. Then out of nowhere Odell Beckham (pictured) lets me in to the ESPYS. Odell Beckham Jr simply put me into the ESPYS that’s loopy’
The quirky dance used to be an immediate viral hit and the SNL video has a staggering fifty five million views.
Horning’s social media recognition has since long previous from strength to strength, he has 2.Three million Instagram followers and additional than four hundred,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel.
‘It first started when Rihanna gave me a pleasurable mutter out on her Instagram web page and then about a months later I went on Saturday Evening Dwell with Katy Perry, she invited me on,’ recalls Horning.
‘And after that Flossing has simply skyrocketed and Backpack Kid too, attributable to I wore a backpack on Saturday Evening dwell and it went mammoth viral, and other folks started calling me Backpack Kid so after that I used to be simply Backpack Kid.’
The Floss dance phenomenon has since unfold globally and kids all around the enviornment are doing the dance craze.
Even the likes of Brazilian soccer celebrity Neymar Jr posted a video of him attempting The Floss.
The Backpack Kid continues to own enjoyable stammer material to aid his legion of followers involved.
‘I gain skits, videos, I’m simply a stammer material creator. A pair of one year or so or extra [ago] I made comparatively re-enactment of IT, it used to be a extremely standard dread film, but it unquestionably used to be comely comedic too, so me and my honest correct friend simply made a re-enactment of it and or not it is got nearly 10 million views on YouTube already, or not it is loopy.’
Horning became an in a single day sensation when he used to be considered carrying a backpack and doing the Floss dance dumb popstar Katy Perry on Saturday Evening Dwell in 2017 (pictured)
Horning’s (pictured with Cardi B in December) social media recognition has since long previous from strength to strength, he has 2.Three million Instagram followers and additional than four hundred,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel
Horning stated he’s traveling spherical The United States plenty and is easily residing the ‘celebrity’ life-style, he stated while checking out Spyder US Olympic tools in Utah. Horning added: ‘I commute manner extra than the accepted 17-one year-outdated and anything else that it is probably you’ll per chance well mediate celebrities doing, I attain’
Horning additionally launched a song known as ‘Flossin’ and the official video has been considered eight.6 million instances on YouTube.
His designate new EP known as Drip on Boat, that comprises Swag Hollywood, is a parody of 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite and has nearly 800,000 views on the video channel.
Horning says his new-realized reputation has ‘modified my life’ but says he’s tranquil simply a celebrated kid.
‘I could faculty, I contain chums, I exit with my chums, I exit in public the total time, I gain stopped plenty but that’s okay I fancy all my supporters,’ he explains.
But he stated he’s traveling spherical The United States plenty and is easily residing the ‘celebrity’ life-style.
Horning stated: ‘I commute manner extra than the accepted 17-one year-outdated and anything else that it is probably you’ll per chance well mediate celebrities doing, I attain.
‘I used to be outside the ESPYS one time in LA, I did not contain a tag they usually wouldn’t let me in. Then out of nowhere Odell Beckham lets me in to the ESPYS. Odell Beckham Jr simply put me into the ESPYS that’s loopy.’
Horning says he has picked up a pleasurable celebrity following and has met the likes of Hollywood actor Kevin Hart, rappers Wiz Khalifa and Carve Cannon, supermodel Heidi Klum and popstars Rihanna and Katy Perry.
But Horning is rarely truly going loopy with the money simply yet. ‘I attain contain a automotive but since or not it is my first automotive I did not gain anything else too particular, or not it is simply a Toyota Corolla,’ he says
Horning took a smash from the slopes in Utah to confirm out Spyder US Olympic tools
‘Playboy Cardi is one more one, he truly cherished me, he took a checklist with me. Odell Beckham Jr of direction, he gave me comparatively pat on the chest and nearly winded me, it used to be comely powerful. Wiz Kalifa I taught him methods to Floss, the checklist goes on.’
At this time time the blond teenager is taking every thing in fling and embracing the honour.
‘In every single assign I’m going, I am unable to exit in public anymore with out other folks asking me for a checklist or to attain the Floss video, or not it is cool,’ he stated.
And he hopes that forward of long the 1000’s of 1000’s will originate rolling in.
‘The pleasurable, pleasurable money is rarely truly rolling in yet but it unquestionably’s coming for distinct. But that is the least of my worries, I’m simply attempting to contain some enjoyable, gain some stammer material for my supporters.’
Horning says that advertisers are flocking to his side.
The backpack he wore on SNL is by a company known as Sprayground who contain already signed Horning to a profitable deal.
‘I’ve worked with replace companies, from Below Armor to NBA to NFL.’
But Horning is rarely truly going loopy with the money simply yet.
‘I attain contain a automotive but since or not it is my first automotive I did not gain anything else too particular, or not it is simply a Toyota Corolla,’ he says.
The costliest element he’s bought is a diamond encrusted backpack chain.
‘It be a comely tremendous chain you realize, diamonds truly intellectual,’ he stated.
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