Viral Food TikToker Newt Is a Huge Fan of This Local Fast Food

Plus, other things to know about Newt.
by Madelaine Bernardo   |  Apr 6, 2021
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You probably know him as @newt or @milktpapi who brought out the inner cooks in us during the first few months of the quarantine in 2020. Newt is one of the influencers on TikTok who became famous because of his incredible talent when it comes to making dishes from various cuisines.

Here are some interesting facts that you might not know about Newton:

His full name is Newton Nguyen.

You might call him Newt or milktpapi all the time because of his social media account usernames, or even TikTok chef because you are not familiar with him, but his real name is Newton Nguyen. He also has an older sister, Yvonne, who is a lash artist. They both grew up in a mobile home in San Jose, California.

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@newt

Sibling tag ???? everyone pray for my sister. Ain’t nothing wrong. She just has a big ass forehead ????????????

? original sound - Ryley Williams

Newt is a Gemini.

Newt just turned 22 in May 31 last year. According to Allure, Geminis are known for being adventurous and having diverse passions and hobbies. Newt mentioned in one of his vlogs that one of his life goals is to retire his parents, try some businesses, and have a dog and an apartment in Los Angeles. He also shared on a tweet last February 25, 2021, that he’s finally getting a new apartment in March. What a dream come true!

@newt

started in a mobile home, now we’re here ???????? PARSLEY

? original sound - favsoundds

Newt is Vietnamese.

We hate to break it to you, but he is not Filipino. After getting a lot of questions and comments from his followers on social media, Newt revealed in his vlog that he is Vietnamese. Aside from that, he also mentioned that he could speak different languages like Spanish, which he took in high school, and taught himself Korean.

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@newt

The last photo haunts me till this day...... ????

? Rating - astuanta

Newt also has a YouTube channel.

Aside from posting cooking videos on TikTok and Twitter, he also does vlogging. Newt started posting videos on YouTube in February 2019 wherein he shared his experience of almost getting expelled from three high schools. Apart from doing food reviews, Newt is also making content about the other events that are happening in his life. He also shared his interests in collecting shoes and clothes and recently made a video about his apartment hunting in Los Angeles. His YouTube channel currently has 313,000 subscribers.

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His one true love? Jollibee.

We all know that there are numerous mouth-watering fast-food chains in the US, but Jollibee is one of the brands that won Newt’s heart. On his vlog, "Trying All The Fried Chicken Places In My City", Newt expressed how much he loves Jollibee’s Chickenjoy and Pineapple juice and even gave them a rating of 10 out of 10 because of its exceptional taste and quality (not to mention he already tried it for how many times!). He compared the said brand to Popeyes, KFC, and Safeway, and stated that Jollibee is very hard to beat.

Newt has his own merch line.

With over 6.8 million followers on TikTok and 1.1 million followers on Twitter, Newt has indeed influenced us to love parsley as much as he does. We’ve all seen him use the ingredient in some of his cooking videos and emphasized how putting one could make your dish look more appetizing. With that, he launched his own Parsley merch a few months ago that varies from phone cases, hoodies, sweatpants, and shirts. You can buy his merch here!

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Great fashion sense? Check!

Looking at his Instagram posts, we could really tell that Newt has a good fashion sense starting from the tops that he wears down to his shoe collections. He described his style as just simple, comfortable, and basic wherein he would just wear a striped tee, colored pants, and a white Nike Air Force 1.

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@newt

can i pls upload more non-cooking related vids ????????

? aesthetic carti - Key.Ballislife

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On Newt's dream date:

While he mentioned that he never had a girlfriend (yes, you read that right!), Newt’s dream date is simple. He just wants to stay home, order food, watch a movie, and chill on a huge couch.

Newt’s daily routine:

Just like us, Newt also starts his day by scrolling through TikTok first. After getting a croissant and coffee in the morning, he checks his social media accounts and emails. And of course, grocery shopping would be on the list of our TikTok chef. Newt also shared that he goes grocery shopping before filming his cooking videos and edits them by the end of the day.

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@milktpapi

????????‍??????????‍??????????‍??????????‍??????????‍?? cardio day. Hopefully i will b able to see my abs for the first time ????????

? If you use this sound literally stfu. I hate you - Tik Toker
@newt

DaY iN tHe LiFe (vLOg) ???? #fyp #foryou

? original sound - newt

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