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KAT STICKLER: Meet Tampa Bay’s Fan Favorite Influencer

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Kat Stickler: a TikTok comedian, nurturing mother, aspiring SNL cast member, lover of her community, and one of Tampa Bays favorite local influencers. She’s one woman who wears many hats, and we are here for all of it! If you haven’t heard of Kat yet, it’s safe to say you’ve been living under a rock. You have to check her out on TikTok and Instagram! And to that, we say, you’re welcome to your #fyp. We came for her hilarious TikToks (we personally love when she imitates her mom) but stayed for her real and raw personality. Best of both worlds!

We had the pleasure of interviewing Kat and learned that we share a common interest. She said “I love that Tampa is a big city but has a small-town feel” and we couldn’t agree more, which is why we were so thrilled we were able to get to know her better, and even more thrilled to share our conversation with you!

What got you into TikTok and how long have you been on the app?

Kat: I started tiktok in May or June of 2020. I was at home in quarantine and wanted a creative outlet. Tiktok felt like a safe space and I just let loose!

You have so many socials now, what are they all and what's your favorite?

Kat: Tiktok/Instagram/Youtube are my main socials. I would have to say that Instagram is my favorite right now just because it seems more personal and I get to interact with my followers more through DMs and comments. 

If social media disappeared what would you do?

Kat: Is YouTube social media? What would I do… I’m not sure. I think I would just figure it out. When I got pregnant I thought the world was ending but you just figure it out and  I couldn’t imagine my life without MK now. 

Whats your favorite kind of content to make?

Kat: I LOVE pretending to be my mom, those are definitely my favorite TikToks to make 😂

What are your favorite family friendly things to do in Tampa Bay?

Kat: I love to go to the park or really do anything outside. Tampa is great for outdoor activities, especially with the pandemic its so easy to still have a fun family day without worrying. Places like Hyde Park Village, Sparkman Wharf or Armature Works are all great for young parents 

What is MK's favorite spot?

Kat: Definitely Armature Works, she loves to run wild and there is so much space inside and out for her to do that. 

What's your favorite local restaurant? And why?

Kat: I love Forbici in Hyde Park – Italian is my favorite and they make really good authentic food, owner is nice, and it just feels like an Italian family dinner.

What's a place you've never been to that you're dying to try?

Kat: Olivia, I hear it is amazing! 

What is your absolute favorite thing to do in Tampa Bay?

Kat: Definitely run on Bayshore! Sometimes I get stupid with a smile on my face as I listen to my music. It’s so nice to get the fresh ocean air and sometimes there are even dolphins!

Do you have any hidden gem suggestions?

Kat: Not necessarily a HIDDEN gem but Meat Market is such a nice, cool, fancy experience. I’ve lived here my whole life and have never been anywhere else like it.

Which Tampa Bay neighborhood do you love the most?

Kat: Definitely Hyde Park!

Describe your perfect day in Tampa Bay

Kat: I would start with a run on Bayshore like I do every day, then I would probably head over to First Watch for brunch. After that I would make my way to Hyde Park Village to get some coffee at Buddy Brew and a popsicle at Hyppo. I would play in the park with MK and then head over to Forbici for lunch. Lastly, I would end my day at Armature and have dinner at Oak and Ola. Basically just eat my way through Tampa Bay! 

              This or That with Kat Stickler

Looking for more Tampa Bay social media accounts to follow?

There are so many amazing local social media accounts to follow in Tampa Bay! Whether you are looking to follow another comedian like Kat, a food blogger, lifestyle influencer, or local photographer…we curated a list just for you. Check out our blogs: Must Follow Instagram Accounts in Tampa Bay and Best Tampa Bay Influencers!

To discover more about our beautiful city and find the best things to do, read our City Guide and follow Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay on Instagram and Facebook.
 
Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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