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Adam Martinez Started Wearing Upsidedown Lashes, Heavy Contour And His Character Rosa Soon Became One Of The Most Famous Tiktok Faces

Adam Martinez, also known as @adamrayokay on TikTok, is giving us all of the relatable comedy we need right now. Martinez is the mastermind behind the most relevant social media personality right now: Rosa. So, dude, come here and let’s check out some of Rosa’s best TikToks.

We all know a Rosa from our time in high school and she is the most memorable person from those years.

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POV: Rosa gets invited to @jamescharles house and gets a little CARRIED AWAY😭😭 ##fyp ##foryou ##rosa

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You know, that one friend who was always asking you for things because she never had or wanted to spend the money on getting it herself. She never really cared about what it was or how much it was. If she wanted it and you had it she felt like you owed to her because she was your friend.

Lowkey, you always kind of loved how outspoken and fun she was in even the most mundane moments.

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POV: Rosa’s valentine has no chill, even while ordering food😭😭 ##fyp ##viral ##foryou

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No matter what is happening in her life, Rosa can always find the humor and can make anyone around her cackle. There’s a reason she always had friends wherever she went. Honestly, Rosa knows how to make sure everyone is in on the jokes she can’t stop laughing about.

She always swore that anyone looking at her wanted more than just a passing glance.

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POV: Rosa thinks everyone likes her cause she caught them looking 😂😩 ##fyp ##viral ##foryou

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You remember those moments when she caught someone’s eye out in public. She was the first to call them out and start telling them that they are clearly into her. That kind of confidence is something we should all learn to take with us into adulthood.

Even though you would be stuck with her for the day, it was fun to give her rides when she needed anything.

@adamrayokay

POV: Rosa needs your car and she’ll give you 2 bucks😩😂 ##fyp ##viral ##foryou we hit 500K….. I fucking love y’all💞

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And we mean anything. She was the wild one that also somehow had things together. Her open and honest communication really made you feel closer to her because she just made you feel like a close friend.

Did we mention her wanting things you had?

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POV: Rosa catches you in the hall and knows you got a dollar for her😭 ##fyp ##viral ##foryoupage

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If you could count up all of the dollars you have given her since you knew her you could have a nice retirement fund. Yet, somehow, you never really minded or the life experience with Rosa was enough for you to justify giving her the dollars. And even though she was so forward, you never resented or dreaded her.

You still live for her stories of the pendejadas she got into the night before.

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POV: Rosa shows up with a hickey and it catches the teachers attention😭😩 ##fyp ##viral ##foryou thank you SO MUCH for 300k!!💗

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Her stories were mostly unbelievable. How could she possibly be involved with the kinds of things that happened to her? Honestly, she is just one of those people who always just finds herself in wild situations and always lives to tell the tale.

She was also the first LGBTQ+ ally you ever met and it was so nice to have her on your side.

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POV: Rosa finds out her 8th period partner is gay😭😂 ##fyp ##viral ##foryou

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For that, we thank all of the Rosas in the world. Keep being your loud, unapologetic, and most authentic self, girl. We love you!

READ: TikTok Queen Rosa And Her Creator Adam Ray Okay Get The Magazine Spotlight

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Parler Is Back Online But All Traffic Is Being Routed Through Russian Servers

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Parler Is Back Online But All Traffic Is Being Routed Through Russian Servers

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Parler, the alt-right social media platform, is back in business. Of course, the app is not supported by American companies. The app is now running all of its information through Russian servers.

Parler is running again thanks to the help of Russian servers.

Parler faced quick discipline after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. The social media platform was one of the key tools organizers of the riot used to organize and mobilize. Amazon, Apple, and Google all stopped carrying Parler, essentially ending the social media platform’s ability to keep running. Parler tried to sue Amazon Web Services to pick up the app again to allow it to continue but a judge ruled against the platform.

“The court rejects any suggestion that the public interest favors requiring AWS to host the incendiary speech that the record shows some of Parler’s users have engaged in,” U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein wrote in the order. “At this stage, on the showing made thus far, neither the public interest nor the balance of equities favors granting an injunction in this case.”

The Russian-backed servers are only providing partial support but it’s a slippery slope.

Parler has hired DDoS-Guard, is a Russian digital infrastructure company that threw the platform a lifeline. While the server is only providing a defense against denial-of-service, critics are concerned that it still poses a significant risk. All of the traffic on Parler is going through those servers leaving the users vulnerable to Russian surveillance.

“Now seems like the right time to remind you all—both lovers and haters—why we started this platform,” reads Parler’s current homepage. “We believe privacy is paramount and free speech essential … We will resolve any challenge before us and plan to welcome all of you back soon.”

DDoS-Guard has a history of working with racist and far-right groups.

CEO John Matze is confident that the app will be fully restored by the end of January. The social media app has been banned and dropped from major American tech companies after the insurrection. Amazon will not restore the app but the app has said that they retrieved their info from Amazon.

READ: Latino Congressman Lou Correa Fights Back at Insurrectionist Trump Supporters Who Harassed Him at a D.C. Airport

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A Woman On TikTok Gave Her Followers Insight Into What It Feels Like To Be Paralyzed

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A Woman On TikTok Gave Her Followers Insight Into What It Feels Like To Be Paralyzed

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In 2009, the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health reported that almost 5.4 million people in the United States live with paralysis. Still, despite how common this is, few people understand the condition of paralysis and how it affects a person’s daily life. Twenty-two-year-old Jessica Tawil, of New Jersey, recently set out to explain the experience on TikTok last year.

Since her first post in November, the TikToker has garnered over 1 million followers with content that focuses on her experience of being paralyzed from the waist down.

In a post shared on her TikTok page, Tawil explained an exercise that might give people a chance to understand the sensation of being paraplegic.

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#foryoupage #fyp #foryou #whatilearned #stemlife #needtoknow #weekendvibes #bekind #spinalcordinjury #productivity #disability #medical #paralyzed

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In a post shared on her TikTok page, Tawil shared an exercise with her followers that demonstrates how it feels to not be able to move a ligament. In this case, it’s your finger. According to Buzzfeed, Tawil came across the exercise after looking through posts related to disabilities. “I remember feeling so blown away because my legs felt the exact same way as my finger did,” she said.

“Not many people know too much about paraplegics and their capabilities, so I wanted to be that light to inform, educate, and even entertain people,” Tawil explained to BuzzFeed. “I want people to know what it’s like to be paralyzed … so that they can be a little bit more appreciative of what they have and remain humble.”

Tawil’s video demonstration currently has over 12 million views.

Tawil explained that a kidnapping and car accident led to her paralysis when she was in her teens.

Tawil explained that the accident took place on Nov. 15, 2014, when she went to a friend’s house in high school. When she arrived, Tawil discovered that men were present and instantly felt uncomfortable when she further learned that they had brought drugs and alcohol.

“When I eventually asked them to take me home, they took me to an abandoned road instead. When we got to this road, the driver stopped the car and put his foot on the gas and brake at the same time, doing a burnout with his wheels. He lost control of the car and crashed into a tree,” Tawil explained. “It was at this moment that I got whiplash, split my head open to the point where my skull was exposed, and sustained a spinal cord injury — leaving me paralyzed the moment we crashed,” she said. “Paramedics said that I lost the equivalence of a ‘Coca-Cola bottle of blood’ out of my head, and didn’t think I’d make it if they drove me to the hospital. So they drove me to a nearby soccer field where a helicopter airlifted me to the ICU. From there on, I went through seven months of rehab and remained permanently paralyzed and wheelchair-bound.”

Speaking about her injury, Tawil says she was “robbed of my ability to use the bathroom normally (I depend on catheters and enemas).”

Sadly Tawil says her experience led to her reclusiveness and weariness to trust others. Still, she finds that her disability comes with positives. “On the positive side, I have become a lot more spiritual and grateful to have been given another chance at life,” she told BuzzFeed. “My accident has emphasized the fact that we are not promised tomorrow, and that we should always be grateful for the simplest things in life… I also want to show people how I live my life in the present day — what is life like as a wheelchair user? — and devote my channel to being a blog where people can get to know me on a lot more of a personal level.”

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