Known as the “reigning queen” of TikTok, Charli D’Amelio’s career took off at age 15 after uploading her first video on TikTok.
Have you ever wondered what life was like before she became a star? Or how her life has changed now?
Here are 25 fast facts about Charli D’Amelio that you should know.
Charli D’Amelio is 16 years old. She was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on May 1, 2004 making her star sign Taurus.
Charli has one older sister called Dixie, who is also a TikTok influencer. Dixie was born in 2001 making her three years older than Charli.
Her father is a politician and called Marc D’Amelio and her mother is called Heidi D’Amelio.
D’Amelio’s family pet is a chocolate brown Labrador called Rebel.
She has always been a dancer! Since the age of three she has been attending dance lessons and she has been competing in competitions since age five.
Charli got her break in 2019 when she uploaded her first video to TikTok of her and a friend lip-syncing a pop song.
From her explosion on TikTok, D’Amelio was signed by Outshine Talent by former Sony Music executive Barbara Jones, and then in January 2020, talent agency United Talent Agency took on D’Amelio.
She was named by the New York Times the “reigning queen” of TikTok in January 2020.
D’Amelio’s first commercial was for the Super Bowl, where she was asked to be part of the Sabra Hummus advertisement, alongside other celebrities.
On March 10, 2020, Charli featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to discuss her fame on TikTok and how she is combatting cyberbullying.
She was invited to create a TikTok challenge called “J Lo Super Bowl Challenge” alongside Jennifer Lopez at the Super Bowl LIV.
Charli collaborated on YouTube with Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp in March 2020. Charli showed Noah how to dance on TikTok.
She became the most followed person on TikTok with 64.5 million followers, overtaking the previous most followed person Loren Gray on March 25, 2020.
Charli also gained 2.2 million followers on Twitter, 20.1 million on Instagram and 4.7 million YouTube subscribers as of 2020.
Alongside 18 other TikTok stars, including her sister Dixie D’Amelio, she took part in a collaborative project called Hype House.
Hype House members including Charli performed a dance at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. They performed alongside Jalaiah Harmon, the creator of the “renegade” dance.
In May 2020 both Dixie and Charli decided to depart from the project as it was becoming more about business than for fun.
On average Charli earns around $48,199 per post on TikTok alone.
For the duration of only four months, Charli dated the well-known TikTok star Chase Hudson, from January to April 14, 2020.
Amid the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Charli donated $50,000 to Norwalk Hospital towards helping fund critical supplies for staff.
She loves Dunkin’ Donuts! Charli often mentions across her social media platforms that she visits for their iced coffee.
Even though she is an internet star, she still leads a somewhat normal life as she still goes to school. In 2020, Charli was attending a private school in her home state of Connecticut.
Barley D’Amelio is Charli’s alter ego persona, which is a separate account that she created on TikTok on June 17, 2020. This account is for her less professional content and showcases her day to day life.
In 2020 Charli and Dixie took part in a campaign with UNICEF against cyberbullying. The sisters were open about their personal experiences with being bullied and body-shamed online.
Charli is 5′ 7″ (170 cm) tall.
Charli D’Amelio shows us that it is possible to live a life of fame but still have a partially normal life.
Her choice of staying in school and showing behind the scenes photos of her everyday life is an inspiration to her generation.