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Charli D’Amelio overtakes Loren Gray to become most followed TikTok star

Published: 25/Mar/2020 9:53

by Virginia Glaze

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Competitive dancer and social media star Charli D’Amelio has finally surpassed fellow content creator Loren Gray as TikTok’s most-followed account after days of steady growth on her profile.

Gray, who sat at the top of TikTok with over 41.2 million followers, has been dethroned as the queen of the viral video platform after steadily reigning as the site’s most-followed account for months.

With a huge audience on both Instagram and YouTube — boasting 18.9m followers and 3.7m subscribers, each — the seventeen-year-old certainly isn’t hurting for viewers, but her famous status on TikTok has now been passed to another.

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TikTok star Loren Gray has been surpassed in followers by fellow celeb Charli D’Amelio, whose quick rise to fame continues to shock fans the world over.

At just fifteen years old, D’Amelio has also become a young social media sensation, garnering huge numbers seemingly overnight due to her viral dance videos. Now, she sits at 41.3 million TikTok followers, bettering all other users on the platform.

Seeing similar growth on YouTube, alongside the likes of fellow TikToker Addison Rae, D’Amelio is the new generation’s top content creator — but it isn’t all sunshine and roses for the social media celeb.

Charli D'Amelio, Instagram
Competitive dancer and content creator Charli D’Amelio now sits at the top of TikTok as the site’s most-followed user.

Despite her success (and moving into the seriously lavish Hype House), Charli revealed that fame comes with a huge cost, claiming that she’s been harassed by past acquaintances and even followed into bathroom stalls by fans hoping to get a picture.

“Some people will try and go live and try to talk bad about me,” she revealed in a video with makeup artist James Charles. “Try to make me look like a person I’m not, in a bad way. It’s weird seeing how people switch up.”

Charli D'Amelio, YouTube
D’Amelio’s TikTok fame has already seen some backlash, with members of the cosplay community becoming outraged over a video that they felt poked fun at anime fans.

Despite the competition for follows, it doesn’t look like Gray and D’Amelio have any beef, with Gray even citing the young TikTok star as one of her favorite content creators, alongside other members of the Hype House.

With both TikTokers rising for fame at such a young age, only time will tell where social media stardom takes these two creators next — and considering their massive fanbases, its safe to say they’re here to stay.

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James Charles slays Kylie Jenner’s Halloween makeup with fierce look

Published: 27/Oct/2020 23:06

by Virginia Glaze

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Social media mogul and reality tv star Kylie Jenner is known as much for her lipstick line as she is for her over-the-top Halloween costumes, and one of her 2020 looks absolutely “killed” the competition — in part due to the talents of James Charles.

As soon as Halloween rolls around — even during the current health crisis — fans look toward to the crazy costumes that celebrities will pull off, which is almost always a visual treat due to their top-tier budgets and friendships with special effects artists.

Kylie Jenner is one such celeb, who has turned heads across the net for her rendition of a Barbie doll and Ariel from the Little Mermaid — not to mention the time she dressed up as a woodland fairy.

However, her latest costume has taken a more “wild” turn, as inspired by her brand-new Cheetah-themed makeup collection.

Kylie Jenner shows off her fairy costume for Halloween.
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Kylie Jenner has completely floored fans throughout the years with her creative Halloween costumes, one of which was a classic fairy.

Partnering up with YouTuber-slash-makeup artist James Charles, Kylie decided to go full-on big cat, with Charles lending his own talents to deliver some stunning special effects.

Using tissue and liquid latex, James created three fake slash marks on her left cheek, as though Kylie had been scratched by the very Cheetah from her makeup collection.

After applying the rest of her makeup — also using the Cheetah collection — Charles completed the look by using black and red eyeshadows, as well as fake blood, to create a surprisingly realistic facial injury.

It’s clear that no cat scratch is going to get Kylie down, though, as evidenced by how amazingly fierce the entire ensemble came together, which the two showed off in a no-nonsense Instagram photo.

As for Kylie’s actual Halloween costume on the official holiday, she isn’t giving out any hints, preferring to keep it a surprise on the actual day (even though James tried his best to get her to spill the beans).

 

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Considering the incredible creativity behind some of her most beloved costumes in the past, fans can safely bet that it’s probably worth the wait — especially if this one is anything to go by.