You must have come across the videos of the viral Internet sensation Khaby Lame by now. He is the guy who is ruling TikTok and Instagram these days with his super funny and relatable content. Lame is more famously recognized as the skinny guy who creates comic videos mocking people who over-complicate simple tasks or the guy who has seen the fastest growth in followers on Instagram and TikTok.
Khaby Lame recently crossed Addison Rae to become the second most followed TikToker in the world. The 21-year old has seen massive growth in popularity due to his short comedy videos. And in today’s Rise to Fame, we will cover everything about Khaby Lame’s story of being a factory worker to becoming a viral sensation overnight.
Early Life Of Khaby Lame
Khaby who has been going viral all over the internet was born on 9 March 2000 and is 21 years old. He was born in West Africa in a country called Senegal.
Since he was an infant, he has been raised in Italy in a public housing complex in the metropolitan city of Turin, Chivasso. He still continues to reside there. However, he lacks an Italian passport and citizenship.
The Internet man of 2021 Khaby Lame is also a sports enthusiast. He loves to play Football and Basketball and was a part of the Basketball championship team during his high-school days.
In his early childhood, the family of the now-famous Internet personality and viral TikToker did not have sufficient finances. He comes from a very low-income background but a unique comic video concept and the right platform to post his videos have dramatically changed his life.
Khaby Lame Starts Posting On TikTok
As COVID caused havoc around the world, it came as a blessing to Lame. During the pandemic, he lost his job as a factory worker in Italy. But things were now going to take an interesting turn for him catapulting him to an entirely undiscovered area of his life.
Even though his father compelled him to find work elsewhere, Lame rather preferred capitalizing on the TikTok trends that were going viral. He started making reaction videos to complex life hacks. Lame started playing the extremely complex video of doing a task and then reacts showing a much simpler manner of getting the same thing done in his videos.
What makes him special? He has not uttered a single word in any of his videos until now. His videos are simple, easy to understand, and above all, hilarious that one can laugh their stomach off.
Kids and adults alike started enjoying Khaby Lame’s content and shared it on with others. A simple untouched concept of videos coupled with Khaby’s signature pose at the end of every video shot him to stardom in no time. As of now, he has more than 88 million followers on TikTok and over 29 million followers on Instagram.
Fan Pages And Love Life
Netizens strongly believe that if his current pace of creating viral content continues, he will soon overthrow Charli D’Amelio, the most followed TikToker in the world with 116 million followers. He also surpassed Chiara Ferragni to become the most-followed Italian on Instagram. On TikTok as well, he beat Mr. Vacchi to claim the top spot as the most followed Italian TikToker.
Khaby Lame’s fan pages soon started coming up. Today there are fan pages of him that operate in more than 6 languages including Arabic, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, and more.
He’s also huge in Senegal, where his family is from, and where he is frequently talked about on television.
Lame is engaged to Zaira Nucci from Sciacca, as announced on Instagram in October 2020.
Getting to know about Khaby Lame’s story, one understands that the power of social media is certainly beyond our scope of imagination at times. Khaby Lame and his content might fade away a little over time but social media and internet history have registered Lame’s name as the boy who came, saw, and dominated. What do you think about this incredible story?