Girl Who 'Smells Like Beef' Is Now On TikTok And All Grown Up

by : Chloe Rowland on :
Girl Who 'Smells Like Beef' Is Now On TikTok And All Grown Up
Girl Who 'Smells Like Beef' Is Now On TikTok And All Grown Up (Katieryan/Vine)

Cast your mind back to Vine-era 2014 and you may remember the little girl who repeatedly declared 'I smell like beef'.

On May 30, 2014, Katie Ryan posted a clip of her daughter Ava repeating the phrase 'I smell like beef' onto the video-sharing app (RIP), oblivious to the fact it would go on to become one of the biggest-ever Vine videos.

The iconic footage spawned several parodies and remixes, going on to gain a staggering 15 million loops and making the then 18-month-old Ava an internet sensation. For instance, you may also recognise Ava for declaring how much she loves Halloween: 'It's fricken bats! I love Halloween.'


Her mum told ABC News exactly how the debut viral video came about during a 2017 interview, explaining her daughter had a 'really good sense of humor' from an early age.

'She told me [recently] it’s because she saw that the sky was like this pink color and it reminded her of uncooked beef. It was funny and totally random,' she said.

Eight years on and it seems 11-year-old Ava has moved her comedic talents over to TikTok, where she posts various skits often featuring her mum Katie.


Now, she's confirmed to her 14,000 followers that she is in fact the 'I smell like beef' girl, posting a video quipping about 'When someone asks you if you're the girl from 'I smell like beef''.

Check it out:


Of course, hundreds of users flocked to the comments, excited over the slice of nostalgia they'd been given by Ava's TikTok debut. 'The queen has come to save 2022!', wrote one person. 'I’m literally screaming my hero', commented another, while a third said 'She’s an icon, legend, she IS the moment.'


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Others also joked about the other video Ava became well-known for on Vine, 'Let’s not forget the frickin bats', commented one user, with another writing, 'my sister and I still say "it's frikin bats" at least twice a week'.

I don't know about you, but I feel extremely old now. Also, bring back Vine.

Featured image credit: Katieryan/Vine

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Chloe Rowland

Chloe Rowland is a Junior Sub Editor and Journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from The University of Salford with a BA Multimedia Journalism degree in 2019 but has continued to use the fact she has a Blue Peter badge as her biggest flex.

Topics: News, TikTok, Viral