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TikTok star Charli D'Amelio gets Dunkin' drink named after her

FOX News

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."


Charli D'Amelio Has Girlbossed Her Way Too Close to the Sun

Slate

The influencer-to-reality-star pipeline is real, and now it's claimed its latest victims: TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D'Amelio. The sisters have made the jump from the app's small screen to Hulu, headlining their own reality show about … well, that jump, and the other attempts at off-platform fame they're chasing after becoming TikTok's biggest names. But what the show ends up being is a look at girlboss-ery on overdrive, as these girls try to juggle everything-- even though they may never be able to do so, nor handle the costs. The D'Amelio Show (all eight episodes of which dropped on September 3) follows the two sisters along with their parents, Marc and Heidi, living in Los Angeles and navigating influencer life. Charli D'Amelio, who turns 17 in the final episode of the season, holds the title of the most-followed creator on TikTok with 124 million followers, after shooting to fame in 2019 with her viral dance performance videos.


Charli D'Amelio joins Triller, TikTok's rival app

Mashable

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.


According to "The D'Amelio Show," Being Famous on TikTok Sucks

The New Yorker

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.


How Charli D'Amelio Became the Face of TikTok

The New Yorker

When President Trump signed an executive order to force the sale of TikTok, many Americans wondered, perhaps not for the first time, what the fuss was about. The Chinese-owned app has become popular with teen-agers worldwide, but it's not the most inviting place. After signing up, new users are firehosed with a channel of videos made by random people who are referencing unfamiliar trends. The videos themselves are embellished with strange hashtags (#xyzbca) and wild special effects. Anticipating this disorientation, the app directs you to successful and welcoming accounts.