He’s played six games for the All Whites but is out of favour for the current squad … and he’s got a following of more than 700,000 fans on the social media platform TikTok.
Myer Bevan (26) and his partner Juliette have become TikTok favourites as they share their family life with daily vlogs on their account.
Main photo: Myer Bevan and Juliette, with daughter Mickey-Lou, as they appear in one of their TikTok vlogs. Credit: myerandjuliette.
The striker, who plays for Cavalry FC in the Canadian Premier League, now treats TikTok as a second source of income as brand managers ask the couple to promote products for them.
The TikTok venture started during COVID isolation.
“She (Juliette) was pregnant, and she had about three months left of her pregnancy, and we were bored, and we said, ‘Why don’t we just start playing around on the camera for a little bit of TikkyTok,’” Bevan told the Calgary Sun.
“Juliette had a belly, and it was just the unknown that was the crazy thing. You know, it was, ‘What’s the baby gonna look like?’ Or, ‘What’s the name gonna be?’ And we started prolonging all this kind of stuff.”
Within three weeks, they had 350,000 followers.
Daughter Mickey-Lou joined the family cast and fans followed the Bevans’ move from New Zealand to Canada to join Cavalry.
“We’re moving countries and we had a newborn girl in three months, so we kind of just got like this wave of attention, which we didn’t expect to have,” Bevan said.
“And then we started putting out content after people came to us to do videos for a clothing company (ARBY&OPAL) and protein powders (Alani Nu) and brands like (Rascal + Friends). That’s just what kept us going and kept us excited. And … yeah … we’re getting quite good numbers.
“Now, we do it every day, and it’s a second job for us.”
Myer Bevan’s career
Bevan’s football journey has seen him play in Canada, Sweden (loan to Husqvarna FF), United States (loan to Fresno FC), South Africa as well as New Zealand (Auckland City and Western Springs).
As a teenager, Auckland-born Bevan joined the Nike Academy in England in 2016 and signed for Canadian club Whitecaps a year later. After a season, he transferred to Vancouver Whitecaps, who played in the Major Soccer League.
He then moved to South African Premier League club TS Galaxy in 2020 before heading home for a national league season with Auckland City.
In 2019, he was the ISPS Handa Premiership’s Golden Boot winner, scoring 15 times for Auckland City.
For the national side, Bevan has scored twice in six full internationals, having also represented New Zealand at U-20 and U-23 levels.
He has dual New Zealand-Canadian citizenship, enabling him to fill a domestic player’s spot on the Cavalry’s roster.