In the video, Rivas speaks gibberish in an American accent, and he does not sound like a duck — thus proving that Pierre was wrong all along!
Rivas was born in Venezuela, but has lived in Texas for most of his life. "I speak Spanish, Portuguese, French and, of course, English," he told BuzzFeed. "I love languages in general and I would love to learn German, Arabic, and Vietnamese."
He's done versions of the gibberish video for Japanese, Russian, Zulu, Spanish, and many other languages.
"I’ve always been pretty good at impressions and for some languages, it comes naturally," Rivas said. "But for others, I would look up YouTube videos of people speaking in different languages and I would try to imitate what they sounded like to me."
Rivas said he's been receiving a lot of positive feedback on his TikToks. "It’s awesome when people tell me the videos made them smile or laugh," he said. "I never expected these videos to blow up like they did, so I feel very lucky!"