October 5, 2022
TikTok’s ‘Corn Kid’ gets sweet new gig for his love of ‘Lump with Knobs’

He can’t imagine anything more beautiful than this.

Tariq, aka the “corn kid” of TikTok, has rocked the nation over the past month with his adorable love for the sweet yellow vegetable.

According to the state’s tourism account, the Corn Kid has been named the South Dakota Korn-Basador, and was welcomed happily into The World’s Only Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota.

The centuries-old palace is a building with different colors of corn every year and murals are painted on the site by nailing corn on the walls, according to its website, The site is estimated to see 500,000 visitors annually.

The state also offered a scholarship to the Corn Kid so he could learn more about South Dakota’s agricultural tourism, KSFY-TV reported,

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