Anna went viral on TikTok because of her resemblance to Purdy
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy will make his first appearance in the Super Bowl this Sunday when his team takes on the Kansas City Chiefs.
While Taylor Swift supports the Chiefs because of Travis Kelce, viral TikTok sensation Anna Frey will be supporting Purdy.
The 16-year-old high school tennis star from Utah received a ticket to attend Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas after gaining attention during the season for resembling Purdy.
When Purdy won the NFC championship, a video captured someone shouting, “Anna Frey is going to the Super Bowl.” Anna responded by screen-capping the video and writing, “patiently waiting for my Super Bowl invite.”
Sure enough, Six Star Pro Nutrition came through for her, and the clip garnered 29 million views.
In an interview with Fox News Digital before the game, Anna stated that she didn’t initially see the resemblance.
“No, I didn’t,” Anna said. “But just one comment said, ‘She kinda looks like Brock Purdy,’ and then that comment just blew up. Everything else followed.”
Jennie Frey, Anna’s mother, was seated next to her and admitted that she didn’t see the resemblance at first.
“I don’t think I would’ve thought of it, but now seeing pictures of them side by side, I do think there’s a resemblance. They could maybe be cousins or siblings or something,” she said. “But I don’t think I would’ve thought of it on my own.”
Anna has gained a massive following on TikTok, accumulating over 1 million followers.
“As a parent, it made me a little nervous,” Jennie said about her daughter’s popularity. “But, for the most part, it’s been positive and fun. And I feel like she’s handling it pretty well. As a parent, there are always concerns when your child is in the spotlight like this, but we’ve had great opportunities. And we’re going to the Super Bowl. So, I mean, how awesome is that?”
Anna’s popularity on TikTok led to a name, image, and likeness (NIL) deal with Six Star Pro Nutrition. She became an ambassador alongside Pittsburgh Steelers star T.J. Watt and U.S. soccer star Kristie Mewis.
Anna and her mom expressed their support for Purdy to win the game, even though Anna admitted she initially asked for a Super Bowl ticket as a “joke.”
Regarding the final score, Anna predicts the 49ers will win 24-17.
Jake Duhaime, head of communications at Iovate Health Sciences, the parent company of the Six Star brand, informed Fox News Digital that Anna will be heading to Orlando, Florida, for a tennis match.
If Purdy and the Niners win the game, they could also be heading down there to join her.