Dima Yavorskyy is a TikTok Star from Chicago who is best recognized for his Dyavorskyy TikTok account where he posts comedy videos for over 500,000 fans
He is also popular for posting YouTube videos with his girlfriend. Their combined channel Dima and Netty has gained over 100,000 subscribers.
Tell us a little about you! Where are you from? What did you do in the days before TikTok?
I was born in the small town of western Ukraine. When I was eight years old, my family moved to Chicago, IL. I remember my parents buying me a camera to start taking family photos and videos everywhere we went. This is when my passion for creating content started. Throughout my high school and college years, I found that capturing moments through a lens was a way for me to express my creativity.
How does it feel to have half a million followers? What do you have to say to your fans?
Having more than 500,000 followers on my TikTok account is beyond what I could ever imagine. I always wanted to gain more followers on social media and become more known for what I did. However, I never expected it to happen the way it did in such a short period of time. I am very grateful for all of my fans who find my content inspiring and entertaining.
How did you first find out about TikTok? What made you decide to join and start posting videos?
I first found out about TikTok through my girlfriend. At the time, I didn’t think anything about the app besides it is very unique and well designed. I started seeing a lot of dancing and lip-syncing videos which is not something that inspired me. However, after posting my first video with my girlfriend, I discovered an entirely new side of TikTok that interested me.
When did you start collecting followers? Was there one specific video that went viral or hit the For You page and brought people in, or has your audience been growing steadily over time?
I started seeing bigger numbers as I posted more and more videos on the app. There were a couple of videos that hit the For You Page and went viral which gained me a massive amount of followers overnight. The rapid growth is what inspired me even more in creating trending challenges and pranks on my girlfriend. Since then, my audience has been growing steadily over time.
Have you worked on any collaborations with other creators or any sponsored content with brands?
There are many brands that reach out to me but I only choose to work with creators and companies whose mission values align with what I stand for. The most interesting collaboration I did was with a company called SendAFriend. They donate 10% of each sale to children’s hospitals which is the main reason I collaborated with them for several TikTok videos.
Where does TikTok fit into your average day? How much time do you spend brainstorming/creating content? What else do you get up to?
TikTok has become a big part of my life. Usually, I aim to post every single day which takes up some time depending on what the content idea is. Brainstorming, filming, and coming up with engaging captions can become challenging as I try to make every new video better than the one before.
Are there any TikTok creators who inspire you with their content?
TikTok is such a diverse platform with all types of creators posting videos every day. There are new trends that inspire me to take the idea and turn it into something creative of my own. Of course, if there is someone in particular that inspires me, I give them credit. However, I always brainstorm new ideas to create something never seen before.
Tell us about your process! How long does it take on average to make a video? Do you brainstorm or script? Do you do everything on your phone/TikTok, or use an outside editing program? How do you find clips for new videos?
Every video I post is different in terms of the filming process. Sometimes, it happens in the moment and only takes several minutes to edit and post. Other times, when it is an idea based on the trend, I brainstorm ways to make it unique to my style which takes more time than usual.
What’s next for you? Any plans looking to the future?
Besides TikTok, I am also focusing on my Dima and Netty YouTube channel with my girlfriend. We are creating more long-form content such as vlogs, challenges, and pranks to connect with our fans even more. As we reach new milestones on the channel, there are always new things that we are working on. The best way to keep updated with both me and my girlfriend is to follow us on TikTok and Instagram.
Youtube: Dima and Netty