TikTok star, 16, becomes first to hit 100m followers
US influencer and teen sensation Charli D’Amelio became the first person to gain 100 million followers on TikTok on Sunday, just over a year and a half after joining the platform.
The 16-year-old hit the milestone figure ahead of the world’s biggest celebrities and the YouTubers, Instagrammers, Musical.ly and Vine stars who preceded her.
“100 million people supporting me,” D’Amelio tweeted. “I truly cannot believe that this is real.”
D’Amelio’s rise to fame has mostly been due to her dance videos and despite facing a lot of backlash in the recent past over the app’s Chinese origins to safety concerns, it highlights the ensuing popularity Tik-Tok continues to enjoy among the youth.