Charli D’Amelio was a star on TikTok before your parents knew about TikTok. She was a TikTok star before your strange uncle was on TikTok. And way before your gray-haired Senator was on TikTok. Charli D’Amelio was a star before, you know, before being a TikTok star was really a thing.
In fact, Charli D’Amelio may be the first genuine TikTok superstar, by some measures. And it’s not surprising that Charli grew famous by dancing. Dancing on TikTok — that was what TikTok was almost exclusively for — in the good old days. Her 146 million followers on the platform attest to her success.
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Now Charli is going to dance somewhere else, too — on the long-running TV show Dancing With The Stars, which is moving to Disney+ after 30 seasons on ABC. The ballroom promises to be different than her bedroom, where she first started winning over fans. So she’s got support: Charli’s mom, Heidi D’Amelio, is also competing! They’ve been working together for a while, as you can see below:
Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribeiro are hosting the inaugural Disney+ DWTS season. Veterans Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough will judge. DWTS on Disney+ premieres Sept. 19, 2022.