Did we all go through that period where we refused to download TikTok and next thing you know, we were doing the Renegade dance, trying airfryer recipes, and spending quarantine singing “Bored in the House and I’m in the House Bored” or was that just me? A majority of us have fallen victim to the endless hours one can spend scrolling through TikTok ignoring the “Hey! You’ve been scrolling for way too long!” message. For a lot of us, this meant procrastinating on work, school, or chores. However, for these influencers, TikTok became more than just an app! Find out how these 5 TikTok stars shot to fame with just an upload.
Charli D’Amelio (@CHARLIDAMELIO):
Today, it’d probably be harder to find someone who doesn’t know Charli D’Amelio than someone who does. She is undoubtedly the face of TikTok, despite being only 16 years old. However, Charli had to start somewhere. The TikTok that launched Charli to celebrity influencer status was of her dueting the TikTok user, “move_with_joy” where she follows along to a dance routine. Her fame skyrocketed over a few short months, and in that time she accumulated over 5 million TikTok followers, which is only a fraction of her current total of 106.3 million. Charli is now the most followed user on TikTok and has signed with the huge entertainment conglomerate, United Talent Agency, located in Beverly Hills, California. Here’s the link to the TikTok that started it all for Charli.
Avani Gregg (@AVANI):
Avani is now known for her makeup content and her membership with The Hype House, but before the fame, she was making videos in her bedroom like everyone else. Her rise to stardom was after she posted a TikTok of her decked out in Harley Quinn inspired clown makeup. This video quickly surpassed 3 million views, gaining her the status she has today. However, the video that made her career launched some name-calling as well. The video dubbed her as “Clown Girl” on the internet, which Avani is not a fan of. She currently has 30.7 million followers on TikTok and portrays Gemma in the popular web series, Chicken Girls. Her goals are to have her own makeup line one day, and to be able to paint Billie Eilish’s face! Watch the TikTok that started it all for Avani!
Addison Rae (@ADDISONRAEE):
This beloved TikTok star wasn’t always hanging out with Kardashians in her free time. She started her TikTok journey after the kids she babysat encouraged her to get on the platform. After making her first video, it quickly gained over 93 thousand likes. After being reposted by Mariah Carey, Addison became a special case of internet stardom, but it is a worthy story nonetheless. Maybe your first TikTok can be the one to make you go viral! Addison has transitioned into acting, with a role in the movie “He’s All That”, and is dating TikTok star, Bryce Hall. She has 74.7 million followers on TikTok and growing. We can’t wait to see what else is in store for this starlet!
Bella Poarch (@BELLA.POARCH):
We all saw this pretty face floating around TikTok for a while! This hypnotic beauty became an online sensation when she rhythmically zoomed in on her face to an infectious sound. The short video amassed 45.5 MILLION likes, making it the most liked video on TikTok of all time. After bouncing to Millie B.’s “M to the B”, Bella grew a large following build on cuteness and gaming. She has recently collaborated with the RIPNDIP for a collection of sweat sets that Bella designed herself! With her recent connections to Tyga, we are excited to see where her career is going!
Michael Le (@JUSTMAIKO):
Have you ever debated doing something crazy and out-of-the-norm in public for a video? Sometimes being weird pays off! Currently ranked as Forbes’ #6 highest paid TikTok star, Michael Le went viral for escalator dance pranks in the middle of crowded malls. His video dancing along to Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” quickly became the most shared video on the platform, reaching over 500,000 shares! He’s now focusing on his Youtube channel and collaborating with brands. What outlandish things can you think of doing to make you go viral?
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