- Rodney Petersen is a TikToker who identifies himself as YouTuber Logan Paul.
- Petersen recently had the opportunity to meet and film with Logan Paul and his brother Jake.
- This is his story of what it was like to meet influencers as told by Charissa Cheong.
Over the past year, I’ve built an online presence on TikTok as YouTube star Logan Paul.
I never expected this to be what I would be doing with my time, but after I created an account and people in my comment section said I looked similar to a controversial influencer, I decided to make a lookalike part of my online brand .
I now have 207,000 followers and live in Iowa with my wife and four kids, where I build fences for a living.
I never thought I would actually meet Logan Paul because of my TikTok account. But when I did, the experience was even better than I could have hoped for.
I was shocked when Logan Paul contacted me and agreed to shoot content together
In October, Insider published an interview with me about my content and TikTok account. Shortly after the story came out, Logan Paul messaged me on social media and called me his “twin.”
I was immediately impressed and responded by suggesting we get together one day and shoot some content together. Logan seemed to like the idea.
The next thing I know, I’m driving 21 hours to Arizona, where Logan’s influencer-turned-boxer brother Jake Paul was scheduled to fight former UFC champion Anderson Silva.
The plan was for me and my family to watch Jake’s fight on October 29th and then shoot some content with Logan for both of our TikTok accounts.
After the fight I went to meet Logan outside of Jake’s AirBnB to film with him and his assistant came out to meet me carrying Logan’s briefcase. He gave me some shoes, necklaces and a hat and I was told to put on clothes to match Logan and shoot content as his body double.
Logan made a video where he got some of his friends and family, including Jake, to react to the two of us standing next to each other. He filmed their honest reaction: they all laughed and said we were really alike, even in our demeanor.
It was also great to see a big influencer shoot content. Logan had the whole team with him and they talked about camera angles and sound quality. I learned a lot that I hope will help me improve as a content creator.
I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the Paul brothers looked
I got to spend a lot of time with both Logan and Jake during the trip, and even though they both have controversial histories online, they were both extremely nice to me and my family, on and off camera.
They both met my kids and played with them. It got to the point where my son got really excited and started showing them some paper origami tricks he could do and the brothers were really listening and responding.
I have to say, I didn’t necessarily expect that from people as famous as Logan and Jake Paul. I expected them to be much shorter in time, but they got to know my family and also asked about my personal life, which I appreciated.
Logan made me feel really good the whole time I was with him. He even asked me to be a featured guest on his podcast and gave me a pep talk when I was nervous about it.
It was an incredible experience to spend a day as Honorable Brother Paul after all these months of joking about it on TikTok – I even noticed that quite a few people recognized me from TikTok and wanted photos with me.
It was really nice to get a taste of the lifestyle of big influencers, but in the end, I love my life in rural Iowa and was happy to head home. Still, I hope to keep in touch with Logan in the hope that we can do it again sometime.
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