We had the good fortune of connecting with Didi Rio and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Didi, how do you think about risk?
I think risk taking is gnarly. My entire life right now is based off of a huge risk I took back when I somehow convinced both parents to let me quit public school and take super self dependent online courses instead. At the time I remember trying to think of ways to explain to people that I don’t actually “go to school” and when asked why, having to explain that it’s because I now have more time to “shoot stupid videos for fun”. I don’t know where this risk will take me next but that’s what risks are all about I think.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
“Didi makes weird stupid short form comedy videos on TikTok and Instagram. I personally don’t think they’re that good. His timing and pacing is often too fast for me to follow, it’s like his brain works 10 times faster than everyone else’s. It sets him apart for sure, but I never know what he’s saying. If I saw Didi in a crowd of 100 people I’d knock him out so the 99 could watch.” – Some guy

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Straight up, I will always thank my parents first. They literally let me go hard and focus on what I actually love doing and I think that’s so cool of them. I could be sitting face first in a pile of math homework and instead they’re letting me steal couches from jake paul with my buddies, so I love my mom and dad for that. They’re so cool.

Website: https://m.tiktok.com/h5/share/usr/222966006766256128.html
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/didi_rio/?hl=en
Twitter: https://twitter.com/didirio23?lang=en
Youtube: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCI1FZpo4Nj90aO8K3yaQ5hQ

Image Credits
Alef Martins (@thisisalef) Charlie Oliver Bates (@gnarlycharly)

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