The Met Gala is one of the most prominent events in the entertainment scene due to its A-List invitees and also for its rich history. It takes a hefty amount of cash to get in – one ticket is priced at around $35,000 (~RM146,510) – and almost entirely invite-only. Many people have attempted to sneak in, but failed.
However, this TikToker managed the impossible! To make it more interesting, she even got to meet the first female Korean idols who attended the event – BLACKPINK’s Rosé and CL – in person. Here’s how this lucky girl, known as Nina Lin, managed to sneak her way into the Met Gala and eventually bumped into a ton of famous names.
For those wondering, Nina has over 2.6 million followers on TikTok and had over 1 million followers on Instagram, before it was taken down. She had gone viral previously for her bizarre and unimaginable adventures around her hometown in New York City; among these include riding on the back of garbage trucks.
But her recent journey into the exclusive event has gained her a newfound wave of fame. Her TikTok posts from the event have been viewed over a million times, with one having almost 18 million. So it left us wondering this – How did she manage to get in the Met Gala?
Nina uploaded a video on her YouTube channel detailing just how she managed to sneak in the party. She’s with The New York Times and her editor called her to deliver a camera lens. All dressed up in her $300 (~ RM1,255.80) suit, she made her way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where this year’s Met Gala took place.
And guess what, y’all? Nina’s “plan” worked extremely well! She eventually went through not one, not two, but four rounds of security. Nina ended up right on the stairs with the other journalists and crew members from major media outlets namely Vogue, GQ, and Fox News.
Nina was at the front-row seat throughout the whole event, and even managed to speak with some celebrities while literally posing as a social media content manager for a publication. One of the multiple stars she got to interview was none other than the K-pop queen herself, CL!
“Who are you wearing?” Nina asked the “Spicy” songstress, to which she responded, “Alexander Wang.” “Yes, as you should! Love you!” she said to CL. On top of that, the lucky TikToker also got to witness Rosé making her way into the Met Gala.
She even got to snap a selfie with the “On The Ground” hit-maker, who was with actress Talia Ryder at that time, though Nina wasn’t really aware of who Ryder and many of the other guests present at the event. Still, for someone who wasn’t even supposed to be at the Met Gala in the first place, it’s safe to say that Nina took her “job” seriously and documented the event well!
Scrolling through the replies space, a lot of commentators pointed out that Nina should be invited to attend next year’s Met Gala for some genuinely entertaining coverage of the event. That being said, although she was successful in sneaking into the event, Nina advised the viewers to not try what she did for legal reasons.
At the time of writing (Tuesday, 21st September), Nina’s video currently has amassed over 240K views and is quickly becoming viral! For those who are interested, feel free to check out her full experience at the Met Gala below: