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PewDiePie reveals how he got in shape after showing body transformation

Published: 23/May/2020 19:48 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 12:37

by Brent Koepp

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PewDiePie fans were stunned after the YouTuber revealed his shredded physique on Instagram. Now, the entertainer has opened up about how he obtained his “washboard” abs.

On May 21, PewDiePie’s wife Marzia posted a photo to social media that showed the YouTuber’s incredible physique. The content creator’s ripped look had fans going wild – and, of course, making endless memes, too.

During his live broadcast on May 23, the Swede opened up to viewers about how he got into shape. Pewds explained what food items he had to drop in order for him to get the six-pack that has floored subscribers.

YouTube: PewDiePie / Instagram: @itsmarziapie
Fans of the YouTuber were stunned by his physical transformation.

PewDiePie reveals how he got shredded

At the beginning of his latest stream, the YouTuber received a donation about his abs. “Pewds, since when did you have shredded washboard abs?” he read. “They came out of nowhere! I was surprised too,” he exclaimed, before revealing he only spends up to five minutes working on his abs a day.

“I don’t even push myself much with it. I quit drinking, which really, really helped. I can tell the difference. I started eating more proteins which fills you up a lot more so I stopped snacking,” the 30-year-old said, and explained that he had also cut soda from his diet, only drinking water and G FUEL.

The content creator also explained how his mindset began to change after working out. “Once you start working out, it changes your mentality to food. If you go without a certain food that you thought was so important, like fast food, the craving to have it disappears. You feel liberated by it,” he said.

Pewds then cautioned viewers that it’s “tough in the beginning,” but after months of sticking it out, he not only became used to it, but felt better having made the change. The YouTube star finished by adding, “Honestly, once its gone from your diet, you don’t care about it anymore.”

Following his wife’s post on social media, PewDiePie himself uploaded a picture of his workout equipment to an Instagram Story. The Swede captioned the picture with “My gym setup is so s**t but works lol.”

Instagram: @pewdiepie
The YouTuber showed off his modest workout equipment which helped him get ripped.

Fans of the content creator lost it over his new physique, and over on his subreddit, they quickly created hilarious memes. Users jokingly compared his look to popular anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and credited his abs as a result of his “Floor Gang” philosophy.

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Over on his Reddit community r/Pewdiepiesubmissions, fans created memes about his new physique.

Those interested in more information on how he got into shape are in luck. Pewds confirmed during his live broadcast that he will likely make a video on his workout regimen, since so many are asking him about it.

Fitness aside, PewDiePie also surprised his viewers by saying goodbye to epic Minecraft series on May 22. With Terraria Let’s Plays and possible exercise videos on the horizon, his audience has a lot to look forward to in 2020.

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How does Addison Rae make money? TikTok star’s revenue streams explained

Published: 24/Feb/2021 16:04

by Adam Fitch

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When you think of the select few who are at the forefront of the current wave of influencers-turned-entertainment-giants, Addison Rae Easterling comes to mind. The TikTok star has blown up, especially over the past year, and she’s poised to make millions of dollars because of it.

The 20-year-old is traditionally a dancer, competing in the sport across the United States since the age of six. After blowing up on TikTok from, unsurprisingly, dancing, in late 2019, she’s amassed millions of followers across all major social media platforms.

The typical method of monetization for influencers comes in the form of sponsored posts and brand deals, and that certainly was the case for Addison early on. Though, after signing with talent agency WME in January 2020, she has her sights set on devising major revenue streams across multiple mediums.

From pretty standard ways of making money like advertisements on YouTube to launching her own beauty line, Addison is proof that social networks such as TikTok can serve as launchpads for a career that’s much bigger than any single platform. As she continues to expand her footprint and command higher paydays, it’s worthwhile looking at how she’s building an empire that may well set her up for life.

How Addison Rae makes money

Content

Addison Rae Mama Knows Best Podcast
Spotify
Spotify are hoping to bring more teenages to their platform with Addison Rae’s podcast.

Addison Rae is a major force in the world of content creation, it’s even been reported that she was the highest-earning TikToker in 2019. The majority of her income, which was said to be $5m that year, was from posting sponsored posts for the likes of Rebook and Fashion Nova.

When going live on TikTok, viewers can donate in the form of gifting. Addison Rae, once living in the Hype House — a collective of content creators in Los Angeles — has gone live with her friends to give further insight into her lifestyle, an enviable one for her many young fans. So, from TikTok alone, she’s made plenty from gifting and branded content deals.

Then, as you’d perhaps expect, there’s YouTube. The Google-owned video platform isn’t Addison’s main platform but she’s proven that she is a hit on there whenever she chooses to post. With 4.64m subscribers at the time of writing after posting only 16 videos, she makes money from adverts on her content and sponsorships from brands.

It’s clear that sponsored content is a big driver of revenue for the dancer, and that translates over to Instagram too. Companies such as American Eagle, Disney, and Daniel Wellington have all paid healthy sums to have a presence on her ever-popular feed.

Moving away from video content, Addison Rae signed a podcast deal with Spotify in July 2020. Published weekly, Mama Knows Best is an original audio product from the TikTok star and her mother, Sheri Nicole. The show is produced by Spotify-owned Parcast. There’s no word on how much she’s being paid for this endeavour but if it’s even a fraction of the deal Joe Rogan closed then she’s receiving handsome cheques for her weekly show.

Other ventures

Addison Rae Merchandise
Fanjoy
The internet celebrity’s merchandise range features lines based on popular phrases she coined through TikTok.

A fairly typical avenue for content creators to go down when they amass popularity is merchandise, and that’s no different with Addison Rae. She launched her own self-named merchandise store, in collaboration with Fanjoy, on May 1, 2020. Products available for purchase include clothes, phone cases, notebooks, and mugs.

An extension of her popular Instagram is a blossoming modelling career, one that was kickstarted by posing for Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS brand. She found herself blown up on a billboard in New York City in some of Kardashian’s line and has since publicly spoken about how much she enjoyed the experience. As she continues to grow in popularity, she’ll be tapped to be a face of major brands.

Getting further into the world of business, Addison Rae launched a joint venture with Madeby Collective in August 2020. ITEM Beauty is a makeup line that is said to be cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. It launched with just a handful of products but that’s to be expected; you wouldn’t want to invest too much into a new business initiative just to find out it wasn’t in-demand. More products have been launched since, perhaps indicating that it was received well by her audience.

Addison Rae ITEM Beauty
ITEM
Addison Rae’s beauty line ITEM launched with a limited range but has since expanded.

Film & music

In September 2020, Addison took a major step into the world of traditional entertainment when it was announced that she had been cast in a movie. ‘He’s All That’ is a remake of the 1999 comedy ‘She’s All That’ and she’s occupying the main role. At the time of writing, she’s busy at work filming her Hollywood debut.

While not confirmed, it appears as if she has other ventures in the works too. As expected based on her desires to pursue many facets of the entertainment industry, there are rumors that she’ll soon be launching a music career, including a Nicki Minaj collab, and that she has a reality television show in the works. One thing is for certain though, and that is she has no interest in being pigeonholed — there’s no doubt she’ll make a killing financially along the way, too.