Temple University senior Kalen Allen has made the move from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, and today will appear once again as guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The episode with Allen’s latest appearance is scheduled to air at 3 p.m. on NBC. Over the weekend, the Ellen Show posted a clip of Allen’s upcoming appearance, during which he discusses his need for a barber since moving to LA:
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Allen, 22, is known online for his series of viral recipe reaction videos that skewer the popular cooking videos of sites like Tasty and Delish. His reactions to items like potato salad cake with a hot dog lining, or mac and cheese with Brussels sprouts have helped catapult Allen to viral internet fame.
Last month, that fame caught the attention of the Ellen Show, and host DeGeneres called his videos “the best thing on the internet right now.” As a result, she invited him on the show earlier this month, and offered him a deal to start working with the show to get his material out to fans.
Allen, a Kansas City, Kansas native, later told the Inquirer that his popular Kalen Reacts videos will now be distributed through Ellen. The fate of the popular YouTube channel behind the videos is currently unclear. However, Allen said he does plan to continue making similar videos for Ellen, as well as branch out to other areas.
“This is like a dream come true,” he told the Inquirer earlier this month. “The best part is knowing that I haven’t even graduated, and I already know what’s next.”
Despite his move to LA, Allen says he will return to Philadelphia for Temple’s graduation in the spring before heading back to his newest adopted city.
“It’s hard being a struggling artist, because you never know what your next step is going to be. Now, I know,” he said earlier this month. “That’s the most powerful thing for me.”