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Charli D’Amelio becomes first TikTok star to hit 50 million followers

Published: 21/Apr/2020 11:14 Updated: 5/May/2020 12:18

by Virginia Glaze

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Internet star and dancing sensation Charli D’Amelio has reached yet another massive milestone on TikTok, becoming the first creator to reach a whopping 50 million followers on the platform.

Just weeks after becoming TikTok’s most-followed content creator ever, D’Amelio has once again made a huge mark on the site, reaching 50 million followers in an unprecedented move for the app.

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This development comes after the long reign of fellow TikTokker Loren Gray, who was hailed as the ‘Queen of TikTok’ for just over a year after dethroning Lisa and Lena in March 2019.

Charli D'Amelio, Instagram
TikTok star Charli D’Amelio has reached a massive new milestone on the platform, becoming the first creator to reach 50 million followers.

While Gray was also the first creator to earn 40 million followers on the site, D’Amelio has since overtaken that record with her latest milestone, continuing her upward success on a constantly blooming website.

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Her huge surge in success echoes the likes of YouTube’s very own Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, who similarly skyrocketed to 100 million subscribers in August 2019 after years of already reigning as the site’s most subscribed creator.

Charli D'Amelio, Instagram
Charli D’Amelio revealed that she didn’t actually celebrate becoming TikTok’s most-followed account, as it happened so early in the morning – but the jury’s still out regarding her latest milestone!

However, unlike PewDiePie’s massive celebration over his achievement, D’Amelio didn’t actually acknowledge her rise as TikTok’s biggest star, explaining that she hadn’t found the time to celebrate as she usually does.

“We celebrate almost every milestone that I hit pretty well but I don’t think we celebrated number one,” she admitted in an interview with ET. “I think I was sleeping when it happened, it literally must have happened at like four in the morning.”

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While she’s experiencing huge success on TikTok, Charli also claims that internet fame isn’t all sunshine and roses, revealing that she’s been followed into bathroom stalls by over-enthusiastic fans and even yelled at by fans’ mothers during private dinners.

That’s not all — D’Amelio’s 50 million follower milestone also follows her highly-publicized breakup with fellow creator Chase Hudson, with the two coming clean about their split after weeks of fan speculation.

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D’Amelio and Hudson parted ways in mid-April, although both TikTokkers still have love for each other.

In spite of the breakup and online hate, D’Amelio is shining brighter than ever before — and it doesn’t look like she’s stopping her roll anytime soon!

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Twitch streamer goes viral by posting same photo on Instagram every day

Published: 8/Oct/2020 19:26 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 19:35

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch streamer and comedian Mark Samyal Bonanno has gone viral for posting the same photo of himself and his father to Instagram every single day — with a few humorous modifications, of course.

Every once in a while, someone gets incredibly creative with their social media presence; but with so many content creators out there nowadays, it seems like just about everything has already been done.

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This is not the case for Twitch streamer, comedian and actor Mark Bonanno, who took his Instagram game to the next level with a little inspiration from his father.

Bonanno is part of Australian absurdist comedy group Aunty Donna, which boasts an impressive YouTube presence of over 315,000 subscribers.

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Best known for their comedy sketches and humorous podcast, Aunty Donna has become quite the name in the Aussie online space, and Bonanno is showing off his comedy chops even further via his Instagram account.

A quick look at his profile will show some interesting results: His entire profile consists of a single photo posted multiple times, showing himself and his father posing in front of a blue Ford sedan.

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GOLD 104 GOOD TIMES AND GREAT CLASSIC PHOTO OF MY DAD (CHARLIE) AND ME IN FRONT OF THE WOGLYF CAR

A post shared by Mark Samual Bonanno (@mark_and_charlie) on

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These photos stretch back far into his account, each with a different spin; Bonanno even recreated the photo with TF2 characters in Garry’s Mod, while others show the two in front of the famous code seen in the Matrix films or other odd backgrounds.

His latest pic (at the time of writing) shows his father’s head photoshopped into that of a velociraptor — and although it’s not exactly Jurassic Park-levels of frightening, it’s certainly worth a good laugh.

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Just the photo of my dad (Raptor) and me in front of the woglyf car. I hope neither of us turn to the darkside. Credit: @brennawin89

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Bonanno’s Instagram shenanigans have since gone viral online, earning him wide appeal as viewers can’t seem to get enough of the daily photoshopped madness of the same picture; but a cheeky Q&A session with his pater has revealed that he wasn’t actually aware the photo would turn into such a long-running gag.

In response to a fan’s question about the pic, Bonanno’s father, Charlie (real name Carmelo), wrote: “I thought it was a bit of fun. I didn’t know he was going to do this, though.”

Charlie answers a question about Mark's daily photoshopping posts.
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A cheeky Q&A sesh with Mark’s father, Charlie, revealed his humorous thoughts on the now viral daily photo project.

Shenanigans aside, it seems that Mark’s wacky undertaking has taken off in a major way, giving fans and onlookers something wild to look forward to every day.