– Tariq the Corn Kid was a viral sensation for his love of corn
– He recently attended the premiere of Broadway’s new corny musical, Shucked, where he worked as a correspondent and impressed with his corn-shucking skills
– Tariq has been named South Dakota’s “corn-bassador” and has more corn-themed celebrations and events to come
Tariq the Corn Kid, a 7-year-old who went viral in August 2022 for his love of corn, attended the red carpet premiere of Broadway’s Shucked, a musical with a corny theme, on April 4th. Tariq, who looked sharp in a gray suit, shucked a corn clean in 21 seconds and posed for photos alongside large cut-outs of corn. He also worked as a correspondent and interviewed celebrities like Carly Pearce and Kristin Chenoweth, as well as Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Stokes. Tariq expressed his excitement about the event on TikTok, saying, “Tonight was absolutely CORNNNTASTICCC!”
This wasn’t Tariq’s first time on the red carpet as he made an appearance at the 2023 Kid’s Choice Awards in March, where he wore a beige suit. Just a few days before this, he had already accepted a blimp trophy for favorite viral moment in a TikTok posted to his account. Tariq expressed gratitude to corn and his family in his acceptance speech, and the success didn’t end there. South Dakota’s governor Kristi Noem named him the state’s “corn-bassador” in September 2022, with a day named after him in honor of his dedication to the vegetable.
It’s clear that Tariq is on his way to creating more fun-filled memories, and fans are eagerly waiting to see what he comes up with next. This young influencer has captured the hearts of many with his joyful and infectious personality. Let’s hope that Tariq continues to spread positivity and happiness with his love for corn and entertaining events.