Benny Drama Is the Next Influencer to Participate in the White House Youth Vaccine Push

Leila Kozma - Author

Aug. 11 2021, Published 12:33 p.m. ET

Benny Drama (aka Benito Skinner)
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Twenty-seven-year-old Benny Drama (aka Benito Skinner) is the next influencer to partake in a White House campaign to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates among the younger generations.

He is following in the footsteps of superstars like Olivia Rodrigo and Tinx (aka Christina Najjar). Some 50 Twitchers, TikTokers, and YouTubers have been enlisted into the "influencer army" responsible for popularizing the COVID-19 vaccine among young people.

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Benny Drama is the next influencer to help promote the White House youth vaccine push.

Benny obtained 906,200 followers on TikTok with his spot-on character impersonations. Shawn Mendes, Billie Eilish, and Kris Jenner are just some of the celebs he has parodied. What's more, Benny isn't afraid to poke some harmless fun of stereotypical Los Angeles-dwellers and adventure-loving baristas either.

Benny Drama (Benito Skinner)
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Benny revisited one of his most popular personas, Kooper, the Gen Z intern, for his short clip for the White House youth inoculation campaign. In the past, the comedian used the character to explore the difficulties of working from home, among other topics.

In the new TikTok, Benny is serving some of his finest looks, such as a suit with knee-length trousers, mismatching, knee-high socks, and a pair of penny loafers. To stay true to Kooper, Benny came up with a series of short scenes parodying workplace dynamics. The TikTok was shot in the White House. It also stars Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary.

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In the first frame of the TikTok, Benny is taking what looks like a personal call.

"Democracy is calling," he says before hanging up. "See you daddy, bye."

In another scene, he delivers a clever riff on the meme featuring Vice President Kamala Harris.

"We did it, Joe," he says while proudly walking across a brightly lit corridor.

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Later on in the clip, Benny also books Jen a nail appointment without asking her about it first.

"It's called initiative," he tells her.

"We've come a long way in our fight against this virus. We've vaccinated 160 million Americans. Are you getting this all down?" Jen asks him.

"Don't worry, queen. It's all right here," the comedian responds, pointing at his temple.

"Spirit fingers mama," he tells her in another iconic scene.

"We need to get shots in the arms of every single American," Benny says in another phone call-themed scene.

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Benny shared the short clip on TikTok and Instagram on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. Celebs and everyday social media users flooded the comment sections in no time, with many applauding the influencer for his comic streak and exceptional acting skills.

"This is the most major," wrote Katy Perry.

"This is extremely important brilliant work," commented Matthew Wilkas.

Benny Drama's hilarious impersonations enamor fans on Tiktok and beyond.

Renowned for his over-the-top costumes, exceptional character choices, and rare ability to nail celeb impressions by zooming in on their favorite gestures and mannerisms, Benny started to obtain popularity on social media a while ago.

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In addition to his superbly entertaining Kris Jenner impression — Benny tends to envisage her as a scheming mastermind — he also runs a highly-applauded series on zodiac signs. Benny's favorites also include Lana Del Rey, whose hit song, "National Anthem," can be heard playing in the background of his TikTok for the White House.

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