Christian Maldonado is a first-generation Salvadoran and Guatemalan creator. He combines music with humor while amplifying his Latin community and culture. His comedic content also spotlights real-world issues like pay transparency, unhealthy work environments, and immigration, in an effort to educate the public.
What does it mean to you to be part of the Latinx community?
Being part of the Latinx community is something that I’ve always been very proud of and is a big part of my identity. It means it's my responsibility to represent and share my culture in a positive way. It also means I need to be an example of positive change within the community that supports LGBTQ+, does not stigmatize mental health, and does not perpetuate Machismo culture.
How has the TikTok community inspired you?
The creativity, diversity, and authenticity of the TikTok community is what inspires me to be my best self and produce the best content I can. Witnessing the growth and success of other creators and the amount of positivity on the platform has also inspired me to keep growing and making content.
How do you share your culture on TikTok?
I share my culture on TikTok by making comedic skits based on growing up Hispanic/Latino. I also make content promoting Latin music, like skits on how I imagine Latin songs are created.
What are some of your passions on and off of TikTok?
Aside from creating content, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy traveling, watching movies, and going to events like comedy shows and concerts.
How do you engage with your audience on TikTok?
I'm a big believer in being close to my TikTok community. They have been there for me since the beginning. Whether it's responding to comments or liking comments, I pride myself on responding back. I'll also reply to requests and make videos if my followers ask me to.
What advice would you give to an emerging comedy creator?
Just be consistent. Success is guaranteed as long as you stay consistent and true to yourself.