If you’re over the age of 25, the name Charli D’Amelio probably doesn’t ring a bell to you.
Currently, the American teenager has the most-followed account on the ever-growing platform.
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But it’s hard to explain how or why the 16-year-old was able to gain such an astronomical following.
For D’Amelio, fame virtually came overnight. Within just six months of posting her first video on the platform, she had collated more than five million followers.
Like many other teenagers, D’Amelio, who has been competing in dancing since she was five years old, posts videos of herself dancing, lip-syncing, and creating new choreography, which fans and viewers then recreate.
In terms of content, D’Amelio’s TikTok videos are certainly nothing new. When the video-sharing app was first created, it merged with musical.ly – an app which allowed users to create and share lip-sync videos.