Summer’s coming to a close, and you know what that means: It’s
rush time. In 2021, sororities at the University of Alabama went viral — recruitment week GRWMS, coordinated sorority dances, and bid day reveals took over FYPs all over the world. Two years later, the #RushTok hashtag has over 1.4 billion views, while #BamaRush has 2.9 billion views. It’s a certified internet phenomenon, and it’s here to stay.
As one TikToker user put it, “Anyone else 30 years old on Rush Tok for some reason?” — and she wasn’t the only one who couldn’t look away. Rush stars like
Kylan Darnell and Gracyn Edmonson have gained hundreds of thousands of followers, becoming major influencers as they started their college experience. The #RushTok craze even prompted HBO to release a documentary in May chronicling rush at Bama.
Ahead of Bid Day 2023, aka #RushTok Season 3, there are already several rising stars worth watching. TikToks of these young women’s rush bag hauls (where they keep essentials like makeup and snacks), move-in day vlogs, and dorm tours are going viral. Below, find the PNMs worth following so you can tag along on their Bama rush journeys and get your rush rosters ready.
Gillian Hallock is a freshman psychology major from Seattle, Washington. Already, she’s gained 32,000 followers for her #RushTok videos, with plenty of commenters pegging her as their favorite. “She’s my rush tiktoker,” one already decided. Hallock has gone viral several times over — and her most popular video, a pre-rush outfit haul, has over 1.3 million views.
TikTok: @gillian.hallock Instagram: @gillian.hallock
Allison Carlson is heading to Bama from Broomfield, Colorado. The 18-year-old is a former Miss Colorado’s Teen who received the Presidential Scholarship at UA, which covers full tuition and board. Carlson has made it clear that she’s excited to start rushing — and already, she has 62,000 followers on TikTok ready to cheer her along.
TikTok: @gillian.hallock Instagram: @gillian.hallock
Hannah Coleman is a freshman from Marietta, Georgia who went viral for detailing what’s in her rush bag. She’s majoring in psych at Bama and already has over 30,000 followers on TikTok.
TikTok: @notsimonebiles Instagram: @hannahcnicole
Catie Mender, from Long Island, New York, is another incoming freshman at Alabama who went viral for her rush bag haul (which has over 820,000 views). With 11,000 followers, Mender already has plenty of people invested in her rush journey.
TikTok: @catiemender Instagram: @catiemender
Blair Morgan, from the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area, is majoring in pre-med at Bama. She went viral on TikTok for her rush bag haul — she has two rush bags so she can coordinate them with her different ‘fits, BTW.
TikTok: @blairz23 Instagram: @m1ss.blair
Katie Smith is coming to Alabama as a transfer student who previously ran track and field at North Dakota State University. Her “what’s in my rush bag” video has over 680,000 views, and she has gained 13,000 followers and counting as she shares her daily rush OOTDs.
TikTok: @_katiesmith__0 Instagram: @_katiesmith__0
Bella Reaves is another creator who’s gaining traction for her Bama rush content. The freshman already has over 35,000 followers on TikTok, and her first Bama rush video got four million views.
TikTok: @bella.reaves Instagram: @bella.reaves
Sofia Federico is another member of the Class of 2027. The Long Island, New York native went viral for her rush bag haul, and she now has 17,000 followers on TikTok.
TikTok: @sofiaafederico Instagram: @sofiaafederico
Kylie Combs, from Boerne, Texas, is a freshman at the University of Alabama. Combs has been going viral on TikTok for her rush OOTDs, and she’s gained over 26,000 followers on the app.
TikTok: @kyliecombsherhair Instagram: @kylie.combs
Bella Grace’s first-ever TikTok on Day 1 of rush went viral, prompting plenty of fans (ahem, 51,000) to follow along. One commenter wrote, “you’re now my favorite character this season of bama rush.”
Isabella McGinnis is from Las Vegas, Nevada — and she actually won Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen 2021. The political science major has gone viral for her rush videos, and she’s already a part of the Bama Dream Team, a non-profit organization that’s focused on making sports dreams come true for children with disabilities.
TikTok: @bella.mcggg Instagram: @izzybellataps
Lauren Johnston’s rush content has gone viral — her first video, showing off her and her roommate’s OOTD has over two million views. The freshman, whose video featured ‘fits from Aerie and Target, got popular for showing off more affordable clothes. “Now this is more relatable rush content love it!!! Good luck y’all!” one TikToker commented.
Mary Wilhelmina Hodges, from Georgia, is part of Bama’s Class of 2027. The pageant queen was part of Miss Georgia Class of 2023, winning the title of Miss Atlantic Coast. She’s gone viral a few different times for her Bama videos and already has over 13,000 followers on TikTok. (Plus, a blue check mark on Instagram.)
TikTok: @marywilhelminah Instagram: @marywilhelmina
Mallory Sublette won Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen 2022, granting her a scholarship to the University of Alabama. The freshman went viral on TikTok for requesting advice from people, specifically for going to college far away from home.
TikTok: @mallory.sub Instagram: @mal.sub
Camryn Faulkner, from Maryland, is a freshman at Bama. She went viral for her #RushTok OOTDs, but she was already a bit of an influencer. Faulkner has 82,000 subscribers on YouTube, 45,000 followers on TikTok, and over 13,000 followers on Instagram.
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