From Congresswoman AOC to Lil Nas X: Islands of Animal Crossing: New Horizons Are a Loving Destination of These Celebrities

Published 10/01/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a much popular game in the community. It facilitates the players to create a whole world of their own. And this makes the game coveting for the players. Surprisingly, many famous celebrities also share an avid interest in the game.


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Brought forward by Nintendo, the social simulation game can be played on the Switch console. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the fifth main entry in the simulation series. And it seems to not disappoint the players. The wider fan base and these famous celebrities would vouch for this. Without further ado, let’s dive into knowing which celebrities are lovers of the games.


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Animal Crossing: New Horizons welcomed these celebrities into its beautiful universe

Having a social simulation in the video community has its own perks. And ACNH is not unknown to this fact. From people sharing their islands to discussing their purchases, the games set a platform for interaction.

Thus, these celebrities took part in interacting with people. One can acknowledge the prowess that video games have in establishing an immersive yet engaging game. Moreover, it welcomes a wider audience as well. And here are the instances that can assure that these celebrities like Animal Crossing: New Horizons:

Elijah Wood

The Lord of the Rings fans would love to know that the actor plays Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Acting as Frodo Baggins, Tolkien’s most renowned character, Elijah Wood, was once cited by a fan in the utopian world.

On April 24, a Twitter user by the name of @directedbyrian posted a tweet about buying some turnips. As reported by the organization Distractify, the user got to meet the actor. Moreover, he accepted her invitation to visit her island. And met her friends, “sell some turnips, and pick fruit, free of charge.” Thus, it seems the Lord of the Rings actor enjoys interacting in the Animal Crossing world.

Chrissy Teigen

On April 2, 2020, the American model and television personality tweeted something that tells us she plays the simulation game. She tweeted, “I am gonna axe this guy and throw him in the river, weighing him down with his own eggs.” This interaction of her with Zipper T Bunny sends humor waves to the ACNH community.

Guy Fieri

Owner of the island FlavorTown, Food Network icon Guy Fieri, made his presence known inside the utopian world. Learning from his tweet posted on April 2020, he seems to have provided amazing dishes to the community.

He tweeted, “I’m here on Flavortown Island checkin’ out a joint run by local legend, Tom Nook! Unlike the homes around here, you won’t have to take out a loan to afford these dishes.”

Lil Nas X

The community is well-known for Industry Baby singer Lil Nas X’s interest in video games. Recently, he became the “President of League of Legends.” And even released a song by the name of “Star Walkin’” as a collab with Riot Games. And it seems Animal Crossing comes on the favorite shelf of his game library.


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As he asked the community through an Instagram post, on February 2020, “um, so, u wanna play animal crossing?” Guess we know that the rapper loves to interact and play Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Mark Hoppus

As reported by the organization NME, “Mark Hoppus performed acoustic versions of tracks by his bands Blink-182 and +44 during a recent Animal Crossing live stream.” Moreover, the co-lead vocalist of the rock band Blink-182 Mark Hoppus is a big fan of ACNH.

NME once said, “During a recent live Twitch stream of Animal Crossing that he hosted with his son Jack, Hoppus entertained viewers by performing acoustic versions of Blink and +44 tracks to accompany the main stream.” Thus, this tells us that the vocalist likes the tune in the simulation game.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Congresswoman AOC)

In 2020, the news of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez buying a new Nintendo Switch arrived. And it was known that she had started playing Animal Crossing. The United States Representative tweeted about her new game pick.

She said, “Hi there! Very new to this. I would like to visit random people’s islands and leave a doodle or note on their bulletin board. Can I do that? If so, how? Should I open my DMs for the first time since the Zuckerberg hearing for the Dodo codes??” Furthermore, the organization Distractify reported that her Twitter followers did send her the code. Setting the example of another exciting interaction in the utopian land.

Cole Sprouse

“Need to sell these turnips to the stalk market. Who has a good selling price?” Riverdale star Cole Sprouse tweeted in May 2020. And it was made clear that the actor has an interest in the Nintendo Switch’s simulation video game. Thus, the ACNH community welcomed another star on the fascinating islands.


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Surely, celebrities like to break barriers and interact with the community. And video games become a perfect medium for it. Animal Crossing: New Horizon fans have shown the homeliness that they create on the platform.


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Did you ever meet a celebrity inside Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Do share your amazing stories with us in the comments section below.

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Astitava Kaushik

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Astitava Kaushik is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Master's degree in Media and Communication studies. Throughout the years, he has developed a knack for writing and deems to explore the skill in the eSports field, with games like Valorant, FIFA, and Call of Duty holding a very special place in his heart.