Pinkydoll, née Fedha Sinon, gained fame on TikTok for acting like a video game character
Pinkydoll has mesmerized millions of viewers with her unique TikTok videos and live streams — and she’s just getting started.
The content creator, whose real name is Fedha Sinon, has accumulated over 1.2 million followers on TikTok. Her videos are part of a unique genre: She pretends to be an “NPC,” or a non-player character, which is a term coined for background characters in video games that cannot be manipulated by a person playing with the controls. An NPC's actions are predictable and formulaic — much like what Sinon emits in her videos and live streams.
“I was just being cute,” she told The New York Times in July 2023 of her initial live streams. “I remember someone saying, ‘Oh my God, you look like an NPC.’ And then they start sending me, like, crazy money."
Her platform has continued to grow, and she has since been regarded as a top creator on the app, earning her a spot as a presenter at the 2023 Streamy Awards.
While some have considered her videos to be fetish content, Sinon doesn't let the criticism get to her.
“I was just looking for something new I could do on TikTok, and there are even rules on the platform about how sexual you can be,” she told Insider in a personal essay. “But honestly, if people want to consider it fetish content, that's fine by me. They're only saying that because I have a great body and I look great, so people consider it a fetish. I'm getting paid either way.”
Sinon, who has a son, has said that she’s proud of being able to provide for her family through her work on the app.
So, who is Pinkydoll? Here’s everything to know about the TikTok creator known for pretending to be an “NPC."
She is from Canada
The content creator may be big in the U.S., but she is originally from Montreal, Canada, and lives there currently. Her first language is French.
In fact, she recited her essay for Insider in French, and her words were later translated into English.
She used to be a stripper and a business owner
Before she joined the TikTok world, Sinon worked as a stripper and ran her own cleaning service business, per The New York Times.
However, as she told The Daily Beast, she used to have a company that “flopped," so she joined TikTok hoping to make more money to support herself and her son.
She is a famous content creator on both TikTok and OnlyFans
While Sinon became an overnight sensation on TikTok, she also posts on OnlyFans, where users can pay to subscribe to her content.
On TikTok, Sinon is known for embodying the characteristics of an NPC. She often repeats certain phrases — especially, “Ice cream, so good” — and performs on live streams, where she will react to viewers’ requests.
After starting her TikTok at the beginning of 2023, she noticed that her viewers would comment that she looked like an NPC. Though she originally didn’t know the term, the viral influencer started watching others play video games like Grand Theft Auto, where she observed what the NPCs were doing, she told The New York Times.
“I was like, ‘I’m going to try to do it like them,’ ” she said. However, she added that she was still “not really sure” what an NPC was.
She explained that her content started to take off when she hosting live streams, during which users could send her “gifts” by reacting with emoticons like an ice cream cone or dinosaur. Each gift resulted in a payment.
Some of her famous catchphrases have even come from her live reactions, she told The Daily Beast.
“I was doing a live and somebody sent me a beautiful gift, a real big gift. And I was like, ‘Yes yes yes!’ ” she said. “And then I was saying that and people continued to send gifts. So I was like, ‘OK, there’s a reaction to my stuff now.’ ”
She claims to make the majority of her income off of live streams
Although she has regularly collaborated with brands like FashionNova, Sinon has claimed that her live streams are where most of her revenue comes from.
She told The New York Times that she makes between $2,000 and $3,000 per stream. She estimated she earned around $7,000 daily between her social media accounts.
Sinon spends around six hours a day filming live streams and goes live around two to three times a day.
“It's like a full-time job,” she told Insider. “I don't get tired while doing it because I see the views going up, and all the gifts I'm getting make me energetic. I get lost playing as my NPC.”
She also told The Daily Beast that she hopes to go into real estate and buy a house.
She has a son
While success is always top of mind, Sinon credits much of her drive to her son. She told Insider that growing up, her family struggled with money and she didn’t want the same for her child.
She shared that her goal was never to be famous; it was to care for her son as a single mom and to “make money to support my family.”
“He isn't going to have the stress that I had growing up,” she wrote. “I know what it's like to grow up with nothing, and I'm going to make sure he doesn't.”
She added, “The way my life has changed is beautiful. I never thought any of this was possible. I'm in such a better position to take care of my family than I was before TikTok, which is such a relief.”
She doesn’t care about the hate she’s received
A number of viewers have criticized Sinon for producing fetishized content and judged her for continuing to post despite some questionable comments she continues to receive. However, the hate couldn’t matter less to the young content creator.
“There's a lot of people that hate that s--- but I don’t mind. I really don't mind,” she told The Daily Beast. “I make that money, so I don’t care. And anyways, my fans got my back. They answer for me, they talk back for me, so I’m good.”
She also denies that she’s making sexual or fetishized content, explaining to Insider that she abides by the platform’s rules on how intimate a TikTok can be.
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