A TikTok influencer shared how they got ready for their “sugar daddy.”
Then came the twist: The “sugar daddy” in question was the US Army.
“Did I say sugar baby? I meant soldier,” user Desirè Victoria said on TikTok.
Stay fit. Look good. And, in return, get that bag. These are the hallmarks of a sugar daddy arrangement.
But a TikToker going viral for sharing the strict requirements that they follow for their “sugar daddy” revealed that the man wasn’t a rich businessman paying for their lifestyle: It was Uncle Sam.
“Did I say Sugar baby? I meant Soldier,” Desirè Victoria wrote in a TikTok post published on August 27.
Victoria’s video, which has 4.5 million views and over half a million likes at press time, starts off with them getting ready for the “sugar daddy.”
“He definitely prefers my hair ponytail pulled back away from my face when it comes to my appearance as a whole,” Victoria said. “He likes it very natural. He’s a wholesome man. When it comes to, like, my actual body, he likes fit and healthy.”
Victoria said the “sugar baby” benefits include money for rent, flights and transportation, and personal expenses.
The monologue ends with a twist, however, with Victoria suiting up in an Army uniform.
Many people flooded the comments saying that Victoria’s video had them fooled.
“This was great! The US Army needs to use this as their recruiting commercial, I was sold!” one commenter wrote under the video.
Some said they could see the twist coming based on the T-shirt Victoria was wearing in the video.
“When I saw the green shirt, I said oh she talking bout Uncle Sam,” read one comment.
The popularity of the video follows a trend of military influencers going viral on TikTok for sharing glimpses of their life with the armed forces.
Better known as Military TikTok, or “MilTok,” videos under the genre usually offer humorous takes on their life in uniform.
Last month, a US Army soldier named Anthony Gonzales went viral for his videos poking fun at Gen Z and how they might react on the battlefield.
Gonzales told the New York Post in a story published in July, that he was going to become an influencer after his Army contract ends in two years.
The US Army had earlier banned soldiers from using TikTok on government devices, according to a report by Military.com in December 2019. The ban does not apply to the troops’ personal devices.
“We cannot direct anyone to do anything with their personal devices. If they do download this or any application on their device they are recommended to be wary of the ones they download,” US Army representative Robin Ochoa told Insider in a story published in January 2020.
According to a US Army webpage on personal social media use, personnel are told to “avoid use of DoD titles, insignia, uniforms or symbols in a way that could imply DoD sanction or endorsement of content on your personal page.”
Gonzales’ TikTok account currently does not contain any videos as of press time.
It is unclear if Victoria’s video is a violation of the US Army’s standards for online conduct.
Representatives for Victoria and the US Department of Defense did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider sent outside regular business hours.
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