D'Amelio in 2020
Charli D'Amelio (born May 1, 2004) 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. Her account is the most-followed on the platform.
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. She has since acquired 60 million TikTok followers, 19.6 million Instagram followers, 4.49 million YouTube subscribers, and 2 million Twitter followers. 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.
In January 2020, D'Amelio signed with talent agency UTA. She then landed a spot in a Super Bowl commercial for Sabra Hummus along with other celebrities. She was invited to attend Super Bowl LIV and meet Jennifer Lopez to create the viral TikTok challenge "J Lo Super Bowl Challenge."
She was part of the collaborative TikTok web group "Hype House" along with 18 others including Addison Rae Easterling and Dixie D'Amelio. 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.
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. On March 27, 2020, D'Amelio collaborated on YouTube with actor Noah Schnapp. 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.
Her immediate family includes politician and father, Marc D'Amelio, her mother, Heidi D'Amelio, and her sister, Dixie D'Amelio.
D'Amelio has been subject to bullying and body shaming. She and her sister, Dixie, have partnered with UNICEF, speaking out against online bullying and the perils of finding fame on the platform.
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