Australian TikTok star Polly Anna Gray, one year old, learnt to skateboard right after standing

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Australian TikTok star Polly Anna Gray, one year old, learnt to skateboard right after standing

A one-year-old girl who learnt how to skateboard before she could walk has become a viral sensation on TikTok. Polly Anna Gray, 15 months years o

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A one-year-old girl who learnt how to skateboard before she could walk has become a viral sensation on TikTok

Polly Anna Gray, 15 months years old, was taught how to skateboard by her father Wayde Gray at Nowra skate park in the South Coast region of New South Wales.

Her mother Jessica-Leigh Allard began uploading videos of Polly skating to TikTok in September last year, where she has since amassed tens of millions of views, 7.3 million likes and a growing fanbase of 618,000 followers. 

Polly Anna Gray (pictured), 15 months years old, was taught how to skateboard by her father Wayde Gray at Nowra skate park in the South Coast region of New South Wales

Polly Anna Gray (pictured), 15 months years old, was taught how to skateboard by her father Wayde Gray at Nowra skate park in the South Coast region of New South Wales

Videos show Polly confidently standing and perfectly balancing on a skateboard as her father pushes her up ramps at the skate park. 

She wears a helmet and shin pads for protection while her father follows her and hovers his arms around her in case she falls. 

But Mr Gray rarely has to intervene since young Polly’s balance is already so impressive for a 15-month-old. 

The Gray family, including young Polly, appeared on Today Extra on Tuesday, where they revealed exactly how the one-year-old began skating. 

Mother Jessica-Leigh Allard began uploading videos of Polly skating to TikTok in September last year, where she has since amassed tens of millions of views, 7.3 million likes and a growing fanbase of 618,000 followers

Mother Jessica-Leigh Allard began uploading videos of Polly skating to TikTok in September last year, where she has since amassed tens of millions of views, 7.3 million likes and a growing fanbase of 618,000 followers

Father Wayde Gray (left), mother Jessica-Leigh Allard (centre) and their daughter Polly Anna (right) pose for a selfie

Father Wayde Gray (left), mother Jessica-Leigh Allard (centre) and their daughter Polly Anna (right) pose for a selfie

‘We went away one weekend and she was very interested in the skateboard that we had in the cabin and so Wayde was pushing her side to side as she was balancing, it was even before she was walking,’ Ms Allard said. 

‘She seemed very confident to get on the board so we just pushed her in the house here and there. 

‘I said to Wayde one day, can you please play with her while I wash up and then he pushed her down the hallway and she had the best balance ever so we’ve just kept going since then. It was really a bit of a shock.’ 

Meanwhile, Mr Gray said: ‘She loves it. She’s got the balance, she’s got the gift. 

‘Maybe (she got it from me). Before I got a dad bod. I put 20 kilos on since I had her so I can’t skate anymore!’ 

Ms Allard said Polly was 'very interested' in a skateboard when they went on a cabin getaway, so they decided to let her have a go on it

Ms Allard said Polly was ‘very interested’ in a skateboard when they went on a cabin getaway, so they decided to let her have a go on it

Ms Allard said she was initially 'nervous' about her daughter taking up skating but is now 'confident' since her husband watches over her

Ms Allard said she was initially ‘nervous’ about her daughter taking up skating but is now ‘confident’ since her husband watches over her

Some of Polly’s TikTok videos have a warning that say: ‘The action in this video could result in serious injury’.

Ms Allard said she was initially ‘nervous’ about her daughter taking up skating but is now ‘confident’ since her husband watches over her.  

‘I just knew she wasn’t going to hurt herself because Wayde is always there,’ she said.

The parents said they did not expect Polly’s skate videos to generate so much buzz. 

‘There was never no intention of all this publicity. It was just a pretty cool baby skating, do you know what I mean?’ Mr Gray said. 

'There was never no intention of all this publicity. It was just a pretty cool baby skating, do you know what I mean?' Mr Gray said

‘There was never no intention of all this publicity. It was just a pretty cool baby skating, do you know what I mean?’ Mr Gray said

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