Top of Their Class: Facebook Heroes of 2015 — Austin Akins
Written by Bwog Staff
Given the predisposition of 2015 to Facebook and the general madness that is a Columbia pre-frosh page, Bwog is profiling the famous and infamous stars of social media. In Top of Their Class, you can read about some of the people you met on the Internet, on the Internet.
Name: Austin Akins
Famous for: Planning to live it up in Carman with his roommate Wyatt, representing the Columbia wrestling team, epigrams of social insight
“been looking for a cougar since I’ve been legal” – August 6th at 2:24 p.m.
“um, excuse me? do you realize, when I was only 5 years old, I led an entire ARMY of G.I. Joe’s over pillow mountain to defeat the evil troll empire? don’t tell me i’m not influential” – August 24th at 1:15 p.m.
“Did anyone else just have an earthquake? That was pretty sweet. I was just like bouncing on my bed… “– August 23rd at 1:16 p.m.
“Repost this if you are a beautiful strong black woman who don’t need no man” – August 20th at 3:56 p.m.
Has anyone approached you solely because of your Facebook celebrity status?
“Yeah definitely. Several people come up to me and are like “are you Austin from Facebook”? I’ve actually done that to a lot of other Facebook celebrities as well.”
Did your roommate Wyatt live up to your expectations?
“I LOVE WYATT. Wyatt is my best friend now, I could not have chosen someone better.”
What was your experience with the earthquake like?
“I was still asleep and it started shaking my house. I woke up, and stood up on my bed and started bouncing. I figured I wouldn’t have enough time to escape so I just kept bouncing”
Do you think a dichotomy exists between what the way people view you on Facebook and the way people view you in real life?
“I hope not. People like me on Facebook and I am pretty sure they like me in real life.”
What do you have to say about Columbia wrestling?
“Columbia wrestling is on the rise. Right now, the freshman class it just outside the top 25 recruiting class rankings. We are working well, there is a lot of chemistry, and things are looking up.”