Due to Tic Tac, it’s the prevalence in our lives and people’s incessant desire to go viral, shame is dead. That’s not a bad thing: Sure, people breaking into elaborate dances in public places when you’re just trying to get on with your day can be irritating. And disturbing the people around you by being obnoxious is never a good thing. But the confidence it takes to express yourself in a public place in a very public way is… often… ~ admirable ~.

That’s why the internet is obsessed with TikTok’s newest phenomenon, Tube Girl. Tube Girl, aka Sabrina Bahsoon, rose to fame on TikTok after a self-filmed video of her exuding confidence using the 0.5 lens on her phone while riding the London Underground (d ‘where the name – “tube”) went viral, inadvertently sparking a self-confidence movement.

In the original video, which has garnered over 724,000 likes, nearly 2,000 comments and 30,000 shares, Bahsoon is seen getting excited in the middle of the train to the sounds of Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida’s “Where Dem Girls At.” On the caption “Being the friend who lives across town so you have to put yourself first on the ride.”

A large majority of responses are positive: “Social anxiety is afraid of your daughter,” says one commenter, “EXCUSE ME??? CAMERA WORK AND FACE?!?!?!? just give,” said another, even Wendy’s UK account sounded “Iconic Behavior only.”

Even the most awkward comments can’t resist Bahsoon’s vibe: “Imagine getting up to do this and then sitting back down silently,” one said, to which Bahsoon replied: “I just kept playing along to my music. »

Word. We all need to embrace our Inner Tube Girl. And that’s exactly what people are doing: Bahsoon sparked a movement known as #tubegirleffect that’s empowering millions of TikTok users to gain confidence on the subway, trains, and buses. And a lot of them are genuine – of course there are parodies too, but even the parodies are good-natured and positive.

Here are some of our favorite takes below.

Bahsoon’s TikTok virality has also led to some real-life success. Not only did she attract a large audience, but she also made her catwalk debut at the MAC Cosmetics London fashion show. Reminding us that, as good as the impersonators are, no one does it like Tube Girl.