In the realm of viral sensations, the latest sensation to sweep the internet is none other than self-proclaimed ‘Tube Girl.’
Sabrina Bahsoon, also known as Tube Girl, has taken social media by storm with her engaging videos filmed on the subways of London. Her captivating public transit posts have catapulted her to online stardom, setting her apart from fellow influencers who have also gained fame through subway-themed content, such as Subway Sessions aka Christina Rodgers.
Getting litty with my girlies have me acting silly on the tube ???? #tubegirl
Why is Tube Girl Dancing on Subways?
At just 22 years old, Tube Girl is a TikTok star hailing from Malaysia but currently residing and working in the bustling metropolis of London. Despite living in the city, Bahsoon shared her daily routine of commuting on the tube with the BBC and explained how the idea for her videos was born.
“I have to commute everywhere because I live quite far out from everyone,” Sabrina revealed. “So, on the way back home after a night out, I’d put my music on. And when you’re bumping your head, people don’t come up to you; people leave you alone a bit more. So, I was feeling safer and enjoying my journey a bit better.”
My sisters convinced me to post this one the @JuicyCoutureUk panta go hard #tubegirl
Fan’s Favorite Thing About Tube Girl
While her motivation to dance unabashedly on the tube initially came from a desire for personal safety, Tube Girl’s followers are enchanted by her unshakable confidence. Her video comment sections are filled with praise such as “Loving the confidence and self-love trend you started” and “The confidence you’re giving, girlies. Tube Girl is a MOVEMENT.” Sabrina herself addressed those who questioned her confidence to dance alone in public with a TikTok captioned, “Live your life, romanticize your journey, trust me, no one actually cares.”
However, as with any viral sensation, there has been no shortage of negative reactions to Tube Girl’s content. Sabrina Bahsoon spoke candidly to the BBC about her response to the hate comments she receives, saying, “Honestly, I don’t take it to heart at all. I think that [hate] is very common when girls are having fun, when they’re seen as enjoying themselves and when they take pride in their value.”
The Trend Tube Girl Accidentally Created
Tube Girl’s videos have sparked a TikTok trend where women confidently strut their stuff during their commutes, with thousands of people joining in on the fun. Since achieving viral status, Tube Girl has been approached by numerous major news outlets and has collaborated with other prominent TikTok influencers. Notably, she recently worked with American TikTok star Bella Porch, introducing her to the London tube for the first time.
Tube Girl’s rise to fame has also resulted in significant career opportunities. She has secured a manager, signed a modeling contract, and is currently evaluating multiple offers to collaborate with well-known brands, including MAC‘s Face Off Show for London Fashion Week.
If Tube Girl has proven anything, it’s that a little confidence can go a long way. Her fearless attitude and commitment to enjoying life, even in the most unexpected places, have resonated with audiences worldwide, making her a symbol of self-assuredness in the digital age.