If there's one thing that's made our quarantine easier/more bearable, it's TikTok. If you follow us on the app, you've seen how much we're enjoying making cool new videos for you guys: working out in our bikini tops, styling sessions with our beach cover ups, accessorizing swimsuit looks, and showing off our new activewear sets. When we first downloaded it we had two major questions: 1) How do we use this app? and 2) Who is Charli D'Amelio and why is she viral?
We figured out the answer to both, and we'd thought we'd share our newfound knowledge on the 15-year-old viral teenager that's popping up everywhere!
She first shot to fame when a video of her doing a video tutorial duet with user @move_with_joy went viral, and she became making fun dance choreography videos on TikTok. In case you were wondering where she got the moves from, she's been competitively dancing for years and plans on becoming a professional dancer in the future. We know she'll go far, given the fact that she’s already danced on stage with the Jonas Brothers and Bebe Rexha, and that she's quickly becoming a household name.
She currently has more than 41 million TikTok followers. She's become famous outside of TikTok as well, appearing not only on stage in concerts with big names like the one we mentioned before but appearing at a Super Bowl commercial. How many 15-year-olds can say that they're been on a Super Bowl commercial?!
Her fame skyrocketed as well when she joined the Hype House. The Hype House was formed in Los Angeles as a TikTok collective, with its goal being to bring together some of the platform's biggest stars (namely, D'Amelio), as well as some fresh faces looking to make daily content. She was also dating another Hype House member and fellow TikTok star, Chase Hudson (AKA LilHuddy) until recently.
Her fame has also become a family affair. Her older sister Dixie has also become famous on TikTok, doing dance and comedy videos, while Charli sticks to mainly dancing. Marc D'Amelio, her father, has his own TikTok account with almost 2 million followers, while Dixie D'Amelio has 8.5 million TikTok followers. The entire family signed with United Talent Agency (UTA), and the agency is set to work with the D'Amelio family on digital content, live touring, podcasts, books, TV, and licensing and endorsements.
So, now you know who Charli D'Amelio is and why she's viral! Don't forget to check out our TikTok profile for lots of fun videos!