Doritos awards $20,000 to girl who discovered unique puffy chip and made it viral on TikTok
Doritos is giving $20,000 to a girl who found a puffed-up version of the triangle Dorito chip and put it up for auction.
Rylee Stuart, 13, from Gold Coast, Australia, made headlines recently after sharing a TikTok video in which she presented the special Dorito and questioned whether it had was worth something.
The video went viral in a matter of days and has been seen nearly 5 million times since July 25. At first, Rylee had been pondering on whether she should eat the fatty Dorito, but eventually decided to see what other people thought about it. She even put it up for auction on eBay at a starting price of $0.99 plus $6.20 postage.
And surprisingly, the bids quickly catapulted to $100,000.
However, the offer has since been taken down, and Doritos has revealed its plans to award Rylee a juicy cash award.
In an interview with 9 News, Chief Marketing Officer Vandita Pandey said that the company ‘loved following’ Rylee’s story over what has been a ‘whirlwind couple of days’.
Doritos announced it would give the teenager $20,000 for her finding.
Pandey went on to explain:
“We’ve been so impressed with Rylee’s boldness and entrepreneurial spirit, so we wanted to make sure the Stuart family were rewarded for their creativity and love for Doritos.”
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Rylee said she ‘screamed’ when she saw the bid for her listing go into the tens of thousands of dollars, and revealed that her father had been arguing that the chip was actually his since he was the one who bought the bag of Doritos.
However, since Rylee was the one who ate the packet, she believes the chip is hers.
Rylee later added a comment to her TikTok video saying the Dorito ‘kinda [has] value now’ thanks to the money it earned her.
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