A TODDLER has become a TikTok sensation and is already earning a wage – just for being Scottish.
Ivy Connelly, aged two, has ammassed 86,600 followers and was even recognised by fans during a family holiday in Cyprus.
She racked up 7.7million views on one video alone and has 5.1million likes on her account, 'Ivy the Scottish toddler'.
The chatterbox tot, who loves using Scots slang, entertains viewers with her antics – and has been paid nearly £300 in the past two months.
Mum Sam Connelly, 34, who works as a nurse, set up the TikTok account during lockdown and has unsuccessfully tried to teach Ivy to 'talk posh'.
And her Scots accent is already earning her money.
The tot, from Greenock, Inverclyde, banked £169 last month – which will be put away for her future in a savings account.
Sam said: "A few months ago we started to make money from TikTok.
"It is something I would never, ever have expected to happen.
"The money Ivy is making just keeps going up and up – it's amazing as it buys her things she needs and I can start saving some for when she is older.
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"People are always wanting to send her wee gifts too, she's had everything from outfits to things for her room sent to her.
"At Christmas people were also asking me to make a wish list on Amazon."
The mum, who is expecting her second baby this summer, has not accepted gifts from the public due to safety concerns.
She revealed: "My boyfriend worries about privacy, I'm conscious about making sure she's clothed and not posting our address."
But Sam does plan to carry on making the clips of Ivy, which also include their pet dog Alfie.
She added: "Ivy's really clever, she's got a really big vocabulary and it's like having a conversation with an adult.
"She's like a little doll. She loves the camera. She's so cute and she knows it.
"She was born really small and she wears 12-month-old clothes although she's nearly three.
"She's really tiny, it's the way she talks and walks and because she's so small, people are attracted to her."
And her adorable antics and face mean she's also being recognised on trips around the country and beyond.
Sam revealed: "It's crazy, we were on a boat trip in Cyprus and a little girl from England said 'is that Ivy from TikTok?'.
"We were in Blackpool and she was recognised there.
"It's got so big now – she's got more than 80,000 followers."
Sam began using TikTok properly in 2021, after initially used it for friends and family.
She has tried to teach Ivy to use proper English but the mouthy tot loves using regional slang to annoy her mum.
Sam said: "She's got a really strong Scottish accent.
"Instead of saying 'wasn't', she will say 'wisn't.'
"She will tell the dog to 'get doon' and I'm saying to her 'it's get down'.
"My boyfriend talks really Scottish and she copies him and uses his lingo.
"She's very cheeky.
"She knows she's funny as well and she loves to make people laugh."
Ivy shot to fame with a video of her crying after pet dog Alfie snatched her lolly away racked up millions of views.
Sam said: "We were howling at it. It's got 7.1million views.
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"She's absolutely sobbing, saying 'Alfie stole my lolly'.
"It is chaos at home."
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