- A waitress accused TikToker Mikayla Nogueira of a rude encounter at a Boston restaurant.
- Nogueira initially apologized for the incident, blaming her social anxiety and her father’s sarcasm.
- But Nogueira subsequently walked it back, saying that the TikToker was “fucking lying.”
A waitress accused Mikayla Nogueira — the beloved beauty guru known for her striking makeup transformations as narrated through a thick Boston accent — of being “rude.” Nogueira at first apologized and then later took back her apology, saying the waitress was “fucking lying.”
Earlier this month, fellow TikToker SophBabySlay shared on the app that she was the waitress for Nogueira’s family at the Victory Point restaurant in Boston. Soph said she greeted the table, telling Nogueira, “We’re so happy to have you here.” According to her, Nogueira’s father shot back, saying, “Who’s we? Why are you so excited to have her here?”
Soph went on to say that Nogueira was rude throughout the meal — a striking dissonance from her bubbly on-camera persona. Soph also alleged that Nogueira’s signature Boston accent is fake.
“When you started gaining a following, that’s what you should expect — people are gonna fucking come up to you,” Soph said in her TikTok from December 8. “Let’s stop being soft.”
In a thread of now-deleted comments under Soph’s video, Nogueira apologized, blaming her behavior on social anxiety and saying that her dad is a “sarcastic asshole.” She also reportedly sent Soph a private apology via Instagram DM, saying her family had taken her out to dinner to cheer her up during a difficult time.
But after Soph didn’t respond, Nogueira reportedly blocked the creator. She’s since issued a statement of her own in a TikTok video that took a more fiery tack. “I don’t really want to give her free clout because she’s fucking lying, but I did personally apologize to her, and she fucking left me on read — very mature,” Nogueira said in her video that was posted on December 16.
The makeup guru said Soph “twisted and dramatized everything,” but she decided to apologize anyway because she didn’t want to make anyone feel bad. “I am definitely a Masshole,” she said. “But I am not rude.”
Soph ultimately got the last word, retorting in another TikTok video that she’d been blocked before she had a chance to respond to Nogueira’s apology. She also called it hypocritical that Nogueira had once apologized for her behavior and then accused Soph of lying.
This isn’t the first time that Nogueira, who has 13.9 million followers, has garnered scrutiny. Last fall, she became the poster child for out-of-touch influencers after she complained about having to work until 5:19pm.
Tausi Insider has reached out to Nogueira for comment.