A ‘Polar Express’ Character Comes to Life

Nia Wilkerson: The Viral ‘Polar Express’ TikTok Star

Nia Wilkerson, a college senior at St. John’s University, has gained immense popularity on TikTok for her portrayal of Hero Girl, a character from the 2004 film “The Polar Express.” This Christmas season, she has been spotted at popular spots in New York City, such as Rockefeller Center and Times Square, donning a pink nightgown similar to the character’s outfit in the movie.

Wilkerson’s resemblance to Hero Girl has garnered attention from tourists and locals alike, with many mistaking her for the actual actress from the film. However, the 22-year-old student was just a toddler when the movie was released.

Despite the criticism surrounding the animation style of “The Polar Express,” the movie has become a holiday classic for many, making Wilkerson’s TikTok videos a hit among fans. Her cosplays as Hero Girl have earned her nearly 250,000 followers on the platform.

Wilkerson has embraced her digital doppelgänger, using TikTok as a platform to share her love for the character and the holiday season. She has also found creative ways to turn her social media fame into a profitable venture, participating in TikTok’s creator fund and collaborating with other popular creators on the platform.

While the majority of feedback on her videos has been positive, Wilkerson has encountered negativity, including racist comments. Despite this, she continues to use her platform to spread festive cheer and connect with her audience.

Her friends from St. John’s University often accompany her during her filming sessions, acting as her unpaid film crew and sharing in the joy of creating content for her followers.

Wilkerson’s rise to internet stardom is a testament to the impact of social media and the creative ways in which individuals can build a following online. Her portrayal of Hero Girl has brought joy to many during the holiday season and serves as a reminder of the enduring magic of classic Christmas movies.

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