In The Know Honors: Melissa Ong

TikTok comedian
Age: 27
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.

Melissa Ong made a splash on TikTok at the beginning of 2020 when she started to ramp up her comedy videos. After weeks of getting 10,000 to 100,000 new followers, and quitting her job at Google, Ong finally hit 3 million followers and was even featured in a New York Times story about her fanbase. Ong describes her humor as “raw, real and out there” and credits her authenticity for her dedicated following. She is one of the most popular Asian content creators on TikTok.

Instagram: @chunkysdead
Twitter: @MelissaOng69420
TikTok: chunkysdead

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, In The Know is highlighting changemakers making an impact on the world through cultural advancement, community leadership, and entrepreneurial innovation. See all of the honorees here.