©Avril Lavigne via TikTok @avrillavigne
- debut /DEY-byoo/
- drape /dreyp/
- signature /SIG-nuh-cher/
- cameo /KAM-ee-oh/
- single /SING-guhl/
[verb] – to perform or appear in public, or to be shown or introduced to the public, for the first time
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[verb] – to put something such as cloth or a piece of clothing loosely over something
Mike draped his hoodie around his waist.
[adjective] – used to refer to the special thing for which a person or place is particularly known
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[noun] – a small but noticeable part in a film or play, performed by a famous actor
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[noun] – a record or CD that has a main song and usually a small number of other songs on it
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The video emerged simultaneously on Lavigne’s and Hawk’s respective TikTok pages for Go Skateboarding Day, an annual promotional event organized by the International Association of Skateboard Companies. In the “Sk8er Boi” ditto, the 36-year-old singer rocks street clothes– black-on-black outfit, Chuck Taylor Converse, and a muscle t-shirt–similar to those she would have worn several years ago. Draping around Lavigne’s neck is a signature loose necktie, which is also used in transitioning from her lip-syncing musical throwback to 53-year-old Hawk’s celebratory skating cameo.
“Sk8er Boi” was the second single from Lavigne’s first album released in 2002, “Let Go”, which is now multi-platinum in the United States and certified diamond in Canada, the singer’s native. The song followed her introductory single, “Complicated,” which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Top. Fans of Lavigne were ecstatic watching the video. Most of them say the pop-punk princess’ e-girl aesthetic has not changed. Lavigne also posted photos of her and Hawk on Instagram to promote her new TikTok account, which already has over 1 million followers, with her first TikTok video garnering million views and likes.
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