Who is Charli D’Amelio?


Lauren Gamboa, Journalist


Charli D’Amelio lives in Norwalk, Connecticut and is a social media influencer and dancer. She is mostly known for having the most followers on Tik Tok. Tik Tok is an app where you can make 60 second videos, and during those 60 seconds you can do whatever you would like, but most people  dance or lip sync to songs. Charli D’Amelio is known for dancing to songs but she does competitive dance for over 10 years. In 2019, Charli posted a video doing a dance tutorial to a user named move_with_joy and that was her first video to ever get a lot of likes. From there on to today, Charli’s career has been growing non stop, and she has now gained over 91.6 million followers and 7 billion likes on Tik Tok at only the age 16.

Back in 2019 when Charli was first starting her career, she and her sister were part of a content creator group called The Hype House. The Hype house is where multiple social media influencers all group up and live in their own mansion and create a lot of entertainment videos and vlogs. Some of the members include Chase Hudson, Alex Warren, Kouvr Annon, Thomas Petruo and more. In the beginning of quarantine, a lot of the main members left the Hype House including Charli and Dixie. In May, Charli revealed that her and her sister left because the hype house became more of a business that they didn’t want to be included in. A lot of her fans didn’t believe this because this all happened when she was going through a break up with Chase Hudson, who is one of the founding members of the house.

One of the biggest things Charli D’amelio has accomplished was getting to perform with Jennifer Lopez, who is also known as J-Lo. When Charli was given this opportunity, most people thought she didn’t deserve it because she only got J-Lo’s attention by doing what most people were on TikTok which was dancing to a song for usually about only 15 seconds. Now, most people think she does deserve dancing on stage with J-Lo and everything else that has happened to her the past year because now most people have learned more about Charli. This includes how she was known as the shy one because she would get bullied and was called the fat D’Amelio sister as she suffered from an eating disorder. This is one of the main reasons why Charli is very active on social media about body shaming and how all body types are beautiful. Another big success Charli has accomplished is that she has recently got a Dunkin Donuts drink! It is called “The Charli” because like most of her fans know, Charli has a huge obsession with Dunkin. 


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