Florida designer goes viral with cat movies

ORLANDO, Fla. – Lorena Pages went from working within the vogue design trade to turning into a full-time social media content material creator — utilizing her cats to create humorous movies. She additionally makes use of her Hispanic heritage to offer her content material an additional twist and laughter.

“My main thing is the accent, the misunderstandings, everything we feel when we move to a different country,” Pages mentioned. “All those boundaries and barriers, I kind of flip them into something humorous.”

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Pages is thought for her humor and her humorous voices on social media. Her cat, Tokyo, is the star in a number of of her movies. In 2019, the Venezuelan native ventured into the social media world, at first as a pastime, she mentioned.

“I always loved creating comedy content for just me and my friends; I was a little bit shy about posting it online,” she mentioned. “I decided just to give it a try and see if anybody liked it; I wasn’t sure anybody would but….”

To her shock, Lorena’s humor piqued the curiosity of social media customers.

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“During quarantine, I was hanging out with my cats a lot, so I felt like they had a lot to say, so I started giving them voices or kind of like sharing their opinions or what I thought their opinions were, and then people started using those audios,” she mentioned.

She remembered throughout quarantine, wardrobes have been placed on maintain for a lot of and that’s how one in every of her most used audios got here to life being utilized by 1000’s. One consumer bought tens of millions of views with it.

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“For a moment I was like, ‘oh maybe this could be an exciting viral Tik Tok audio.’ I didn’t think it would be like a global,” she recalled.

Lorena’s comedic expertise goes again to her childhood.

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“I grew up with a mother that was always kind of — would try to laugh at all — like at everything, even if we had issues, that was the way we like coped with everything,” she mentioned.

When Lorena was 7 years outdated, she moved along with her household from Venezuela to South Florida and started making movies with a pal.

“It was fun for both of us to see like the culture differences and our language barriers and our customs,” she mentioned. “We started just making videos together because I had that language barrier so we would laugh a lot.”

Regardless of having worldwide publicity, with greater than 1.3 million followers on Tik Tok and 241,000 on Instagram, Lorena mentioned her family members hold her rooted.

“My family for sure and my friends and also realizing that nothing really changes with, I guess like followers or stuff like that. It’s more of like it makes me happy to know people are enjoying it,” she mentioned.

She takes delight in her heritage and with the ability to unite completely different cultures via laughter.

“I love it, I love that I get to share a different culture and I get a lot of Americans that enjoy that and they’re understanding us more, like our point of view or our difficulties, and we can all kind of connect through humor,” she mentioned. “I think every month is Hispanic Heritage Month for me, right? Because I live it every day.”

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