HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Mary Puggioni wakes up each day between 7:30 and 9 a.m., then sits in the backyard at her Wythe home in Hampton, facing the water.
Her first order of business? Coffee and a cigarette.
Next up, she’s usually teasing her daughter, Nanci Caceda, and putting on a show for the nearly 80,000 TikTok followers she has gained over the past few months.
The Italian woman is 82, but insists she is 71 years old. She has three children and seven grandchildren of her own, but has become a grandmother for TikTokers worldwide since she and her daughter started posting videos about six months ago.
Known as “Grannysoffherrocker” or “Bad Granny,” Puggioni often shoos her daughter away so she can gather her thoughts and enjoy her morning routine, models bikinis, posts sexual innuendos and remixes videos from other social media users.
Together, they’ve received over 2 million likes and 17 million views.
“Drop those granny panties and let’s get this (expletive) started,” one user says in a video.
The video then cuts to Puggioni, donned in a red nightgown, as she drops an empty box of adult diapers on the floor and eagerly exclaims “I’m on my way! I’m on my way!”
Over the past month, her following has doubled. She has fans in Chicago, Italy, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, Romania and Germany, and has met a few, including a group of guys headed to Hampton Roads in June.