FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) – A Visalia Tik Tok star’s dream got here true this week after fashionable singer Lizzo invited her to cook dinner at her Los Angeles residence.
Alejandra Tapia, who was born in Mexico however grew up in Visalia, cooked for Lizzo on Saturday. She stated she continues to be in disbelief however hopes her story conjures up others that irrespective of the place you come from something is feasible.
“Inside me I used to be like eeeekk,” stated Tapia. “However I didn’t wish to be like so apparent, however I simply needed her to take pleasure in her meals and all the things,” defined Tapia.
Tapia, recognized by her followers as @NanaJoe19 began posting movies of the lunches she made for her husband to Tik Tok a couple of 12 months in the past.
“Each time I might go and verify and I used to be like oh my gosh, it’s at 17K,” stated Tapia. “My channel simply took off.”
The @NanaJoe19 account went viral and now has greater than 4 million followers.
Lizzo commented on a couple of movies and requested Tapia to cook dinner for her however there was a catch.
“I used to be like, ‘She is vegan, what am I purported to do?” questioned Tapia. “I don’t know any vegan recipes; I’ve solely achieved one in my complete life.”
Tapia spent three days within the kitchen perfecting her recipes after which traveled to Lizzo’s Los Angeles residence for the critique session. It was apparent from Lizzo’s response Tapia handed the take a look at.
Tapia continues to be in disbelief that her goals are coming true, particularly as a result of as an immigrant baby she stated she was given little hope.
“Be ready to scrub bogs for the remainder of your life,” she stated. “That’s actually what they might inform us.”
Her story is an inspiration to the subsequent era to by no means quit.
“So, I would like the youth to know that simply since you are an immigrant, simply because your dad and mom don’t have cash, simply since you don’t have cash otherwise you obtained in bother as soon as or one thing, there’s hope and I’m an instance,” stated Tapia.
Tapia plans to work with organizations and faculties sooner or later to show culinary courses within the close to future. She can also be contemplating opening a meals truck. Lizzo has already invited her again to cook dinner a second time round.