We Gained Viral Fame Dressed as Oompa Loompas, but We’re Just Regular Folks

Credits: LADbible

Kirsty Paterson and Jenny Fogarty, two aspiring actresses from Glasgow, found themselves unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight after their weekend acting job at the Willy Wonka Chocolate Experience in Glasgow turned into a viral sensation.

The event, organized by House of Illuminati, promised a Wonka wonderland but left hundreds of families disappointed when it was cancelled halfway through its first day.

Despite the chaos, Kirsty and Jenny, who were hired to play Oompa Loompas, maintained their professionalism and tried their best to salvage the situation.

Kirsty, 29, who is also a fire performer and trainee yoga instructor, expressed her shock at the turn of events, admitting that they had no idea what they were walking into when they took the job.

Gaining Fame As Oompa Loompas (Credits: The Times)

She explained that they arrived to find a poorly put-together venue with only a few pieces of cloth hanging up, far from the magical experience that had been advertised.

Despite the challenges, Kirsty and Jenny embraced their roles as Oompa Loompas, trying to make the best of the situation for the children in attendance. Kirsty emphasized that they were just normal people who were doing their best to play their characters and have fun with it.

The experience, while unexpected and challenging, has garnered worldwide attention, with Kirsty even being dubbed the “sad Oompa Loompa” on social media. Despite the viral fame, Kirsty and Jenny remain humble, focusing on their passion for acting and performing.

The organizers have apologized for the event’s failure and promised refunds to attendees. They have also stated that they will not be holding any future events.

Despite the disappointment, Kirsty and Jenny’s professionalism and dedication to their roles as Oompa Loompas have left a positive impression on those who attended the ill-fated event.

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