Khaby Lame Becomes World’s Most-Followed TikTok user

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Social media star Khaby Lame, known for his silent comedy videos, has become most-followed TikTok user.

The Italian-based, Senegalese-born personality is famous for videos in which he simplifies complicated “life hacks.”

Lame became the biggest user on the platform when he surpassed Charli D’Amelio’s 142.3 million followers on Wednesday, The Verge reported.

Khaby Lame, who lives in Italy and was born in Senegal, has gained TikTok fame for videos in which he simplifies complicated “life hacks.”

https://www.tiktok.com/@khaby.lame/video/7053103122901716230

Lame now has a follower base of 142.7 million accounts, according to The Verge. The social media star reportedly lost his job in March 2020 as a factory worker in Italy, according to a profile in The New York Times.

His consistency with posting videos on TikTok eventually found an audience, the newspaper reported, and his “wordless, expressive reaction clips” sparked an international following that goes beyond his early Italian-heavy clips.

“It’s my face and my expressions which make people laugh,” he told The New York Times in 2021.

Lame’s achievement tops D’Amelio, along with her sister Dixie, who have taken the TikTok world by storm and used their fame to bank millions, including an estimated $27.5 million in 2021, according to Forbes.

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