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David Dobrik reveals which celebrity he was most scared to meet

Published: 23/Mar/2020 13:28

by Jacob Hale

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David Dobrik has become no stranger to the celebrity world, having made content with some of the biggest names in Hollywood – but now he’s revealed which celebrity he was most scared to meet.

David has made videos with the likes of Justin Bieber, Kylie Jenner, and Kevin Hart throughout his meteoric rise to YouTube stardom, helping expand how far we ever thought being a YouTuber could go.

However, Dobrik has revealed that there was one person who was particularly starstruck by, even more so than the above – and it isn’t who you would expect.

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Dobrik’s well-documented meeting with Justin Bieber had fans in hysterics.

In an interview with radio channel SiriusXM, Dobrik is asked which celebrity he was most starstruck by, and it didn’t take him too long to come up with an answer.

Many fans of the star would have expected him to say Robert Downey Jr. As a big fan of the Avengers franchise, Dobrik has made it clear that meeting Iron Man in real life genuinely left him speechless, but another name takes the cake for most starstruck.

“Justin Bieber… Kylie Jenner…,” he started, mentally sifting through the list of names. “You know what? Probably Nicole Scherzinger. There’s something about sitting next to one of the most beautiful women in the world that is the scariest time ever, so probably Nicole.”

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David has mentioned several times how big a fan of Nicole he is and was clearly a little bit in awe in the video he filmed with the Pussycat Dolls frontwoman – though that didn’t stop him from pulling a hilarious skunk prank on her.

Elsewhere in the interview, David also spoke about the crazy celebrity moments he wishes he’d caught on camera and his favorite reaction to some of the elaborate gifts he buys for his friends.

It goes without saying that Dobrik is living a life many of us could only dream of – not bad for a young man who made some Vine and YouTube videos.

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Charli D’Amelio invests in $50 million banking service for teens

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok’s most-followed content creator, Charli D’Amelio, has invested in her very first startup, and it’s a $50 million mobile banking service specifically aimed at teenagers.

In true D’Amelio fashion, Charli has decided to invest in her first company, Step, along with a slew of other celebrity investors.

What is Step?

Step is a mobile banking service directed toward teenagers aged 13-19, which announced this morning that it has raised over $50 million during its Series B funding stage.

Step has grown to over 500,000 users in two months after its official launch, and features a variety of elements seen in apps like Venmo and PayPal, allowing users to send money to friends via peer-to-peer technology.

 

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The service also offers its teen customer-base FDIC-insured bank accounts without any fees, easing their foray into the financial world. Step even gives users a Visa card that allows them to establish credit prior to turning 18.

Charli D’Amelio on her Step investment

As for Charli D’Amelio, she seems to be quite jazzed about the bank’s entire concept, having risen to prominence in the mobile world before turning 16 this year.

“As a Step partner and customer, I’ve been able to see firsthand how easy Step makes it to manage your money while providing the educational resources that today’s teens need but have largely been unable to find—myself included,” D’Amelio stated.

 

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“I’m excited to be able to use my platform to help close this gap and have made a direct investment in Step to help them develop even more useful products.”

Charli isn’t the only big name putting some stock into Step; A-list celebs like Will Smith, the Chainsmokers, and Justin Timberlake are also investing in the bank, making for a truly star-studded affair for the emerging company.

Step is planning to partner with even more celebrities and influencers in the future, and hopes to help its teenaged customer-base with everything from student loans to building credit in the long-term.

Charli D'Amelio invests in Step mobile banking
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Step aims to help teenagers ease into the confusing financial world.

“Student loans are a big thing. Being able to extend credit to these folks. Being able to offer new products and services so they’re not paying these outrageous, predatory banking fees and high interest credit cards,” Step CEO MacDonald said of the service.

It looks like Charli is making big waves with this major investment, and all eyes are peeled to see if her 101 million TikTok followers will hop onto the Step trend, too.