Irish TikTok star Miriam Mullins has said she "loves being a role model to young people".

The social media sensation, who has over 1.6 million followers on the video-sharing app TikTok, appeared on Friday night's Late Late Show where she spoke about how the pandemic led to her career kicking off.

Mullins moved back to her family home in Cork in 2020 due to the pandemic and started creating content, including "classic Irish mammy videos".

"I never tried to be funny, I just wanted to do content that people can come onto for a break away", she said.

When host Ryan Tubridy said she wasn't afraid to tackle serious issues such as consent, she agreed.

"I've done videos where I've had messages of consent in them. I try and do a bit of that", Mullins said.

"I get messages from teenage girls and teenage boys all of the time about 'what do I do in this situation?'

"I absolutely love being a role model to young people."

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