It has been D’Amelio’s reign as TikTok’s most popular dancer since she joined the site in 2019 and immediately amassed a large following with her viral dance routines

You people have no idea how real this is; I’m still waiting for the dream to end so I can wake up. This is ridiculous. Wow! I’m really grateful!

An important factor in Khaby’s success on the site is his ability to satirize the absurdity of the “life hacks” promoted by other video makers.

According to the social media analytics site Socialblade, his monthly growth has averaged 3 million followers, whereas D’Amelio’s has only averaged 1 million.