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Charli D'Amelio
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D'Amelio in 2020
Born (2004-05-01) May 1, 2004 (age 16)
Occupation
Years active2019–present
Known forTikTok

Charli D'Amelio (born May 1, 2004)[2] is an American social media personality and dancer. As of June 1, 2020, she has accumulated 60 million followers on the social video sharing app TikTok, and has been called the "reigning queen of TikTok" by the New York Times.[3] Her account is the most-followed on the platform.

Career

D'Amelio's career began on TikTok in the summer of 2019 with uploaded dance videos. Her first TikTok was a lip-syncing video with her friend.[4] She has since acquired 60 million TikTok followers,[5] 19.6 million Instagram followers,[6] 4.49 million YouTube subscribers,[7] and 2 million Twitter followers.[8] In just 11 months, she became the most-followed account on the social media platform TikTok. She surpassed the previous most-followed individual, Loren Gray, on March 25, 2020.[9]

In January 2020, D'Amelio signed with talent agency UTA.[10] She then landed a spot in a Super Bowl commercial for Sabra Hummus along with other celebrities.[11] She was invited to attend Super Bowl LIV and meet Jennifer Lopez to create the viral TikTok challenge "J Lo Super Bowl Challenge."[12]

She was part of the collaborative TikTok web group "Hype House" along with 18 others including Addison Rae Easterling and Dixie D'Amelio.[3][13] In May 2020, a representative for the D'Amelios confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that she and her sister, Dixie, had left the Hype House after it had become more of a business rather than a fun thing.[14]

She performed a dance at the NBA All-Star game, performing with fellow Hype House members Addison Rae, her sister Dixie, and creator of the "Renegade" dance, Jalaiah Harmon.[15] On March 27, 2020, D'Amelio collaborated on YouTube with actor Noah Schnapp.[16] In May 2020, she and her sister, Dixie, announced a new podcast deal with Ramble Podcast Network, which will offer a behind-the-scenes look at their lives and specific topics on their minds.[17]

Personal life

Her immediate family includes politician and father, Marc D'Amelio, her mother, Heidi D'Amelio, and her sister, Dixie D'Amelio.[18]

D'Amelio has been subject to bullying and body shaming.[19] She and her sister, Dixie, have partnered with UNICEF, speaking out against online bullying and the perils of finding fame on the platform.[19]

In April 2020, D'Amelio donated $50,000 to her hometown hospital, Norwalk Hospital, to help secure critical supplies for the hospital's staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic. [20]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Norwalk 15-Year-Old Dancer Surges To Stardom On Social Media With Five Million Followers". Norwalk Daily Voice. November 25, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  2. ^ "TikTok Star Charli D'Amelio Has No Idea How She Got So Famous". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Lorenz, Taylor (January 3, 2020). "Hype House and the Los Angeles TikTok Mansion Gold Rush". The New York Times. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  4. ^ "Charli D'Amelio is TikTok's biggest star. She has no idea why". Washington Post. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  5. ^ "charli d'amelio on TikTok". TikTok. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  6. ^ "charli d'amelio (@charlidamelio) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  7. ^ "charli d'amelio". YouTube. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  8. ^ "charli d'amelio (@charlidamelio) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  9. ^ "Charli D'Amelio has officially become the most followed creator on TikTok". Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  10. ^ Fortson, Danny (January 19, 2020). "Hollywood agency UTA signs TikTok's teen star Charli D'Amelio". The Sunday Times. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  11. ^ Alexander, Julia (February 2, 2020). "TikTok has its Super Bowl moment in more ways than one". The Verge. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  12. ^ "TikTok Star Charli D'Amelio on Her Dance With Jennifer Lopez". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  13. ^ Perrett, Connor. "TikTok's Hype House is home to some of the app's biggest stars, including Charli D'Amelio. Who are the other 20 members?". Insider. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  14. ^ "TikTok Boom! How the Exploding Social Media App Is Going Hollywood". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  15. ^ Harris, Margot. "The original 'Renegade' dance creator Jalaiah Harmon collaborated with Charli D'Amelio and performed at the NBA All-Star Game". Insider. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  16. ^ D’Amelio, Charli (March 27, 2020). "Noah Schnapp Teaches Me How To Act! | Charli D'Amelio". YouTube. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  17. ^ "TikTokers Charli and Dixie D'Amelio to Launch Podcast (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  18. ^ Rosenblatt, Kalhan (November 28, 2019). "Meet Charli D'Amelio, TikTok's newest viral teen celebrity". NBC News. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  19. ^ a b Lustig, Hanna. "One of TikTok's biggest stars say she gets hundreds of thousands of hate comments every week, often focusing on her body and weight". Insider. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  20. ^ "Norwalk TikTok star Charli D'Amelio donates $50,000 to Norwalk Hospital". connecticut.news12.com. Retrieved May 14, 2020.

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