Rugby Player Ilona Maher Is the Breakout TikTok Star of the Tokyo Olympics - E! Online

Rugby Player Ilona Maher Is the Breakout TikTok Star of the Tokyo Olympics

7/29/2021 3:33:00 AM

Rugby Player Ilona Maher Is the Breakout TikTok Star of the Tokyo Olympics

USA Rugby Sevens star Ilona Maher is winning over our hearts on TikTok, sharing an inside look at the Olympic Games along with her self-deprecating jokes about thirsting after fellow Olympians.

The world will be watching asIlona MaherOlympicsthis week, beginning on Wednesday night.But nearly half a million fans are already very familiar with the 24-year-old Vermont native, who has become a verified TikTok celebrity by giving a humble behind-the-scenes look at the Olympics. She's everything her generation looks for in a gold-tier influencer: a bucket-hat wearing body positivity activist who solicits eye drop advice from "best friend" and vlogger

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Hank Green.Ilona, who describes her self-deprecating TikToks as "funny and unfiltered," also posts "thirst traps" of herself wearing her signature glasses and a red, white and blue tie-dye hat to rep Team USA. She says her cheeky videos are "a way I can escape and not stress about my upcoming games."

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