A television producer knocks on her bedroom door and enters to find Charli burrowed under the covers, an army of pastel-colored plush toys standing sentry around her. Though she has barely cracked open her eyes, she does not seem perturbed to find herself thus awoken by a camera crew. As she comes to, she is already clutching her iPhone--the implement with which she has incessantly documented herself on social media for the past couple years. We see a smattering of endless notifications, both loving and hateful, which appear not just on her phone but on our screen as well, crowding the frame: "Charli is such an amazing and kind person"; "Can somebody explain how she is Tik Tok famous?"; "Your over hyped." In this oppressive context, the intrusion of reality-TV cameramen into one's bedroom seems almost quaint. Charli, the center of "The D'Amelio Show," on Hulu, was only three years old when "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" premièred, on E!, in 2007.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. TikTok's biggest star might have snagged a unique partnership with Dunkin', but that doesn't mean she wants to flaunt it in front of everyone. Sixteen-year-old Charli D'Amelio and Dunkin' introduced a new coffee beverage into shops nationwide last month, which has been named "The Charli." But, the teen has recently admitted that she feels a little shy when it comes down to ordering her namesake drink, which is a medium-sized beverage that is blended with Dunkin' Cold Brew, whole milk and three pumps of caramel swirl.
Charli D'Amelio, who reigns TikTok as the most followed individual on the app, joined Triller on Tuesday and has already racked up more than 927,000 followers. Her first three videos all feature the song "Be Happy" by Dixie, which was a viral TikTok sound. Triller, a video sharing platform similar to TikTok, has been around since 2015. Triller's App Store downloads skyrocketed after India banned TikTok on Jun. 29 following ongoing border disputes with China. The Trump administration has expressed concern over TikTok's security, since the app is owned and operated by the Chinese company ByteDance.
On Wednesday, 16-year-old TikTok star Charli D'Amelio ventured through a Dunkin' drive-thru to grab herself a drink that the doughnut-and-coffee chain has made in her honor. "The Charli" joined Dunkin's menu nationwide on Wednesday and is reportedly based on D'Amelio's go-to coffee order – a cold brew with whole milk and three pumps of caramel swirl. The partnership, which may come as a surprise to some, came into fruition because of D'Amelio's "self-professed love for Dunkin'," the chain's press release states. D'Amelio hinted at the drink's launch to her 27.8 million followers on Tuesday with a post showing her holding a cup of Dunkin' coffee. She captioned the photo, "rumors are swirling… teehee 9.2.20."
TikTok has been one of the most beloved apps in recent times. Just like Instagram and YouTube, a lot of people have started to earn a huge amount of money from the platform, making the app a worldwide sensation. Take a look at the people who are making a fortune by producing content for the video-sharing platform. Addison Rae, the 19-year-old dancer from Louisiana, is the highest-paid TikTok star, according to Forbes. Rae earned a whopping $5 million for the 12-month period ending in June 2020.