By Sara Jio
In this podcast, Molly Sims and her best friend, Emese Gormley, sit down with influencer and TikTok superstar Tinx to talk about dating in LA, the business of social media and so much more.
Tinx shares how she started off writing content for brands, but was laid off. “I never thought of myself as a camera-facing person,” she admits. “I always liked being behind the scenes, writing jokes for other people, making memes. I was just a humble writer. But then I was like, I might just go on TikTok…I loved it immediately as a platform, but I was like, there’s no one making the exact type of content that I want to see.”
“I love celebrity gossip,” Tinx says. “I love rich mom culture. They’re very smart. They’re incredibly organized. They get what they want, and they look great doing it.” After graduating with a master’s in fashion journalism from Parsons, she admits to ditching her dream of becoming a magazine editor at Vogue and turning to social media instead. After moving back to LA, she describes the video that put her on the map, and it was about the famous “Kardashian salad.”
“As a joke, I put up this TikTok, and it totally went viral. I’m the type of person [who gets] really curious about random things … And then something clicked in me because I was like, ‘Oh, like, there are other people who are curious about weird parts of celebrity culture, and they don’t have access to it because they don’t live in LA or they can’t be bothered.”
“Just follow your curiosity,” Tinx says. “If you are curious about something, if you have an instinct, just move towards it. So when people [ask] how did you get here? How did you know how to do this? [I say] just follow your curiosity, keep going, listen.”
She describes getting her first round of Botox on her 29th birthday (and the injector in LA who she loves). “My whole kind of ethos with aging is, do not go gentle into that good night. Hi, I’m clawing my way away from it. Like you’ll have to drag me kicking and fucking screaming. That being said, I like it to be easy. I love skincare. I like what works.”
Tinx discusses her obsession with Dr. Lara Devgan product line (a New York physician), particularly the serums and the BB cream. Then, Molly and Emese give Tinx some of their favorite (and very “Rich Mom”) products, including the cult classic P50 1972 toner, which Tinx immediately jokes as the thing “rich moms drink before they go to bed.” They also discuss other favorite trend products, including an undereye banana lowlighter that makes you “lit from within” and favorite picks from Charlotte Tilbury and L’Oreal.
“Dating is a strange thing, but I’ve had some fun and I’ve learned a lot. And I think finally I’m at a place where I like myself. So I’m actually in a good place to meet someone and hold on. …I think it’s tough for women (to always like themselves). I think we go through so many phases with ourselves, and I think I was figuring it out.” Molly and Emese chime in with their own dating woes and journeys to marriage.
“I just can’t have anybody who takes himself too seriously. That’s my number one thing that doesn’t mean you’re not crazy intense or passionate. You have to be able to make fun of yourself. Yeah. And you want to share the mirror? No.”
Molly and Emese ask Tinx what’s in her salad (it might surprise you!), the one product she can’t live without (hint, it’s a serum), her favorite cocktail (hello, spicy margarita), favorite color (they all agree on this one), the beauty treatment she wants right this second, her favorite movie, whether she’ll ever try “threading,” and why she wants to bring Joan Rivers back from the dead.
Listen to the full episode here: