Hannah Stocking Reveals How She and Adam Waheed Went Toothless for Viral 'Love Story' TikTok
Ever wanted to know the stories behind your very favorite viral videos?
That's exactly the premise behind Entertainment Weekly's new TikTok series How We Do, and in its latest episode, we get the lowdown on one of Hannah Stocking's biggest videos of all time.
Meet Hannah Stocking
Even before the emergence of TikTok, Hannah had already made a name for herself as one of YouTube's biggest creators. Originally from the small town of Ashland, Oregon, she got her start using her unique sense of humor and fearlessness to make friends, and the rest is history. Today, she's got 7.7 million subscribers on YouTube and 24.7 million followers on TikTok, and for good reason.
While Hannah's "Love Story" video wasn't what put Hannah on the map, it certainly propelled her to further TikTok superstardom. In the video, Hannah and Adam Waheed (@adamw) make a striking love connection during quarantine. The masks come off, but when Hannah smiles, revealing she's missing both her two front teeth, Adam recoils. At first, she hides her teeth in embarrassment—but when Adam reveals what he's got going on under his mask, it appears the two are actually a match made in heaven. If you haven't seen the now-classic video, watch it here:
@hannahstockinga perfect match ❤️ @adamw♬ Banana (feat. Shaggy) [DJ FLe – Minisiren Remix] – Conkarah
How We Do
So how exactly did Hannah and Adam's iconic video come to be? In How We Do, Hannah explains that it all started with the idea of an original and unusual skit about masks, and what they hide. Hannah explains how visual effects were used to remove their teeth, and how both she and Adam had to keep their mouths wide open to ensure a perfect look. And can you believe the entire thing was shot on an iPhone?
The result is a laugh-out-loud video that immediately went viral. It had 400k views in 20 minutes and 2 million views after a day. Today, it's got 64k comments and just shy of 90 million views, making it one of Hannah's most popular videos to date. To learn even more about its creation, straight from Hannah, check out the episode of How We Do below:
@entertainment_weekly@hannahstocking dives into the creative inspiration behind her viral TikTok ##LoveStory! ##HowWeDo♬ original sound – Entertainment Weekly
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