It’s likely that one of the most famous people in the world is someone you’ve never heard of. Khaby Lame, with his hilarious videos and 142.2 million followers, has become the new top star of the social media app TikTok.
Who is Khaby Lame and why is he so famous?
If you’re on TikTok, undoubtedly you’ve heard of Khaby Lame, but if you’re not someone who spends any time on the social media app, then you may not know his name or why he is one of the most famous people in the world.
Khaby Lame is a social media personality who is based in Italy. Khaby is known for his prankster videos, and dialogue-free parody clips, Unilad reported, noting his “mastery of physical comedy and funny facial expressions reminiscent of Mr. Bean.”
Here is a Khaby Lame Best TikTok Compilation on YouTube.
Only twenty-two years old, Khaby was born in Dakar, Senegal, a Republic in West Africa, bordered by Mali and Guinea.
In many respects, Lame’s rise to fame was a rocket ride, amassing a huge following in just over a year, after creating his TikTok account in April 2021.
Khaby previously worked in a factory in Italy. But during the pandemic, he was laid off. So he began posting on TikTok and he quickly worked his way to the top of the social media platform.
Khaby’s popularity is due to his charm, as well as his comedic skill in satirizing the so-called “life hacks” videos from other content creators that are very popular on the TikTok platform.
One of Khaby’s common formulas is to recreate a “life hack” video from another popular content video, then show how it can be re-created in a more hassle-free manner.
But what makes the video so hilarious are the expressions and moves Khaby makes, delivering his now-trademark wide-eyed stare that expresses disappointment and disbelief at the obvious.
Because these videos are dialogue-free, Khaby is able to transcend the language barrier, communicating his comedy message to millions around the globe.
Khaby dethrones Charli D’Amelio, the Queen of TikTok, to become its new King
Not only is the meteoric ascent of Khaby Lame to the top of TikTok phenomenal in its own right, but the fact that he overtook Charli D’Amelio as the most followed person on the platform is also a remarkable feat.
As previously mentioned, Khaby only established his account in April 2021, just slightly over a year ago, and has now gained 1.42.2 million followers.
TikTok is a platform strongly driven by teens, and its former queen is 18-year-old Charli D’Amelio. She started posting on TikTok in 2019. She quickly became the platform’s most-followed content creator and reached 100 million followers in 2020, LADBible reported.
As of this writing, Charli is now TikTok’s second-most-followed person with 142.1 million fans, behind reigning king Khaby Lame with his 142.2 million followers.