Snapchat star Tristan de Burgh reveals his big plans for the future

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Reunited with the fam today😁

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In a short amount of time Tristan de Burgh has managed to become one of the most influential and creative users on Snapchat. His first ever Snap story titled "College Gym Safari Tour" became a viral sensation overnight. Hundreds of thousands of people quickly fell in love with Tristan's infectious personality, witty sense of humor, and ability to tell a compelling an interesting story in a matter of minutes.

Since his Snapchat channel's inception, TristanTales has become a social media destination in its own right. Snapchatters can always count on Tristan's hysterical antics every single day -- and thankfully that won't change anytime soon. Tristan de Burgh is quick to note that Snapchat will still have his undivided attention since he's got some big plans in store for his platform.

We recently sat down with the viral creator to talk about the biggest thing he's learned during his Snapchat adventures, what it's like collaborating with other Snapchatters, and more. Ahead, find out how he reacts to people recognizing him on the streets, what his experience has been like working with people around the world, and the one piece of advice he wished he received before reaching social stardom.

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When your joke isn't as lit as you thought it was. πŸ˜’@brenderz

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What's it like for you being recognized on the street?
Every time it happens I think it's amazing. I'm always like, "Did your friend put you up to this?" It's the coolest thing ever. It happens like once a week now. These are people that I've taken on adventures with me so they're not just fans. Some of them I've actually seen their faces because they Snap me so much. These are people I've engaged with already and have come on countless experiences with me. So it's really unique relationship with them.

You were recently nominated for a Shorty Award. What was that like for you?
It was so surreal. I've set goals for myself and that was definitely that superseded my goals. Everyone who was nominated were so talented and do something so different on Snapchat which was so cool about the nominees. The fact that I was part of that group was incredibly rewarding.

California Drought Police in action

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How often do you collaborate with other Snapchatters?
I collaborate with other Snapchatters all the time. Because the community is so small and it is so hard to get discovered, the collaborations are the best way to get your name out there. I just finished a collaboration with a Snapchatter who's from Lebanon, Georgio Copter. We were communicating which is tricky because it had to be live. So were logging in and out of each other's accounts. Everybody has such a cool niche that they've found in this medium. So the community is growing with creators who really specializes in such different genres and we're all kind of growing together.

Do you see yourself exploring other platforms?
I still think I have a long way to go with Snapchat. I have high hopes for the app and I think it has the potential to get to a higher point. Ideally, I liked to create original series on Snapchat, so that's something I'm working towards. In the long run, I'd love to things more cross-platform. But for right now most of my focus is growing my Snapchat.

Stuck in the irish version of the amazon. Send help and hot cheetos.

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What's the biggest thing you've learned since becoming a Snapchatter full-time?
I've learned the value of engagement and that your viewers want to be engaged. They're looking for something that's really authentic. I feel like many apps, people fabricated their experiences on it with Photoshop or something. But Snapchat feels real -- I can show people my real day to day and take people on that with me. That level of vulnerability that you let people see is huge and engaging with these people watching you is so personal. If you're sending someone a message, it's direct to them. I spend 2 hours a day responding to whoever Snap me.

What's the one piece of advice you wish you had received before starting Snapchat?
Feel comfortable letting people in and be vulnerable to let people see the real you.

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