How TikTok is supporting our community through COVID-19
Creator Spotlight Series: @leogonzall
Share this post
Leo Gonzalez is a content creator based in Los Angeles, California. He creates short video skits based around different characters and situations – everything from news reporters to your average grocery store employee – but he also focuses on his primary character, "Junior." Read more below to find out how Leo shows his pride for his community through comedy!

What does it mean to you to be part of the Latinx community?
It's an honor to have a seat at the table of TikTok creators and be able to showcase the things that are funny and beautiful about being a part of the Familia Latina. We get to show our talents and our voices and the sounds of our laughter.

How has your culture influenced or shaped you?
My pride for my culture has led me to create content that I am proud of and grateful to be able to create. I have found healing in humor and know the power that humor has in bringing people together.

How do you share your culture & community on and off of TikTok?
I share my favorite things about my home-country of Mexico and talk often about Guanajuato, MX. I open up about the opportunities that we have in the US and how important it is to realize and accept that, while making it a point to showcase what I bring to the US from my home where my dad and grandma live; making sure that it's clear who I am proud to be, and why.

How has the TikTok community inspired you?
The TikTok community inside and outside of Latinx TikTok has inspired me because it has shown me how together we are. It was made very clear during the first big wave of the pandemic. So many people from inside their homes across the US showed up on the app to showcase their cooking and dancing and speaking their truths. It made me feel so close and it made me feel like I belonged somewhere.

What video are you most proud of creating?
I am most proud of a video I created with George Lopez. I am proud of it because he was always my hero when I was a child and TikTok gave me the opportunity to gain enough traction to get to work with him.

What are some content creation tips you would offer to other creators?
Don’t stop. There is an audience for everyone so if you love it, you should create it.

Who are some Latinx creators that everyone should be following/watching?
Lucaslopezvilet, j0nnymorales, lexdelvalle

[Trailblazer illustrations created by Brazillian artist Niege Borges for TikTok's Latinx Heritage Month celebration]
CommunityOct 11, 2021
Read More:
ProductDec 16, 2021
A guide to the newest editing tools on TikTok
At TikTok we believe that you shouldn't need to be a pro at video editing or an award-winning film-maker to make easy, eye-catching and entertaining content. Easy and intuitive tools empower people to
ProductDec 14, 2021
Creators changing the game with longer videos on TikTok
When we first introduced the option to create longer videos, we were excited to see how the added time would inspire richer storytelling and entertainment on TikTok. Videos longer than one minute rece
SafetyDec 16, 2021
An update on our work to safeguard and diversify recommendations
TikTok is a place to create, discover, and watch entertaining videos, and we're proud to be a home where our diverse community of creators can express themselves. Our goal is to foster an environment
United States
Download now

About TikTok
Creator Directory
TikTok for Good
TikTok for Developers
Advertise on TikTok
TikTok Jump
TikTok Rewards
Help Center
Safety Center
Creator Portal
Community Guidelines
Terms of Service
TikTok Platform Cookies Policy
Privacy Policy for Younger Users
Privacy Policy
Intellectual Property Policy
Law Enforcement Guidelines
© 2022 TikTok