Who Is TikTok Star and Mental Health Advocate Elyse Myers?

Who Is TikTok Star and Mental Health Advocate Elyse Myers?

Elyse Myers’ rise to TikTok fame

TikTok star Elyse Myers in a yellow shirt and jeans posing in front of a TikTok House Party backdrop
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Myers is a 28-year-old comedian and content creator whose rise to internet superstardom began in October 2021.

Viral TikTok sensation Elyse Myers took the internet by storm when she started uploading hilarious content in 2021. Since then, Myers has become one of social media’s most relatable content creators, amassing well over 5 million followers on the app. So what is Myers’ story, and how did the TikTok star become “the internet’s best friend”?

After catching the internet’s attention with her relaxed, casually hilarious storytelling, Myers continued to upload more relatable stories and “Q&As over coffee.” She’s since expanded to other social media platforms.

Many TikTok users have praised Myers for her candid chats about mental health. Often appearing on camera in a messy bun and sweatshirt, Myers acts as a sort of coach to many who deal with mental health issues.

“My one thing I really cling on to is I just want to add value to people’s life, and I want them to feel known and seen,” she said.

“I just don’t understand why our brains actively try to fight against us in that way,” she told Vanity Fair of her anxiety. However, she said she’s able to tell her brain, “You’re not protecting me from anything right now. You don’t have to be so loud.” And she wants to help others do that too.

“I was so nervous,” she told Vanity Fair of recording the first episode. “I was shaking. I couldn’t type in my email correctly. And I was like, I have got to calm down. This is not helpful energy anymore. This is harmful energy. And so I had to really take a breath and go forward.”

The TikTok star has a new podcast and merch line

This fall, Myers will continue to share her oh-so-relatable content via a different platform: a podcast titled Funny ’Cuz It’s True. Lemonada Media and Powderkeg Media are producing the project.

Outside of her social media channels and new podcast, Myers also makes a living off of her merch line. She sells clothes with her signature catchphrases embroidered onto them. Options include a shirt that reads “go find less” or a baseball cap that says “absolutely not” in an all-lowercase font. The items are currently available on her website