Khabane “Khaby” Lame, who hails from Italy, has amassed a total of 142.8 million followers on TikTok as of the time this article was written.
The American Charli D’Amelio, who has held the record since March 2020, has been overtaken by the silent comedian who is 22 years old.
The parodies that Khaby has created of so-called ‘lifehacks’ have amassed millions of views, and they have brought him popularity all over the world.
Story of Khaby Lame
Khaby had little choice but to go back to his parents’ house in Turin, Italy, when the COVID-19 outbreak caused him to lose his job as a factory worker.
As a result of the widespread lockdowns that have been implemented, Khaby decided to start using TikTok as a method to distract himself from the monotony of being confined to his house.
Even though his early videos had him dancing, enjoying video games, and experimenting with the app’s many filters, he did not garner a significant number of views.
When one of Khaby’s videos gained widespread attention in November 2020, everything began to shift.
Khaby, in response to a video posted by another user that overcomplicated a simple lifehack, displayed in silence a more straightforward approach to resolving the issue. Khaby had discovered the secret to success with his now-famous disapproving glare and hand motions.
Important Follower Timeline of Khaby Lame
Khaby Lame is a great example of what a TikTok star is made out to be because it’s the same content that has been uploaded to other social media sites in the past but done so in a unique way that really brings him more attention.
The number of people following Khaby on TikTok continued to rise at an alarming rate, and by April of 2021, he had surpassed Gianluca Vacchi to become the Italian user with the most followers.
By July 2021, Khaby had overtaken Zach King to become the user with the most followers on TikTok among males. Khaby also held the record for the second-most followed user.
When compared to Charli D’Amelio, Khaby continued to make headway, collecting followers at an average pace of three million each month. This was in contrast to Charli D’Amelio, who had just one million.
Khaby ascended to the top of TikTok in a little over two years after he started his account in the same month that D’Amelio gained the most followers on the platform.
On TikTok, Charli D’Amelio continues to have the most followers, which is the record for the platform (female). She is also the first person to reach 50 million followers on TikTok and the first person to reach 100 million followers on TikTok, both of which put her in the Guinness World Records book.