Before there was TikTok, there was its progenitor Musical.ly that let users upload short lip-syncing music videos. It was through these 15-second lip-syncing clips that Baby Ariel planted the seeds of internet fame. By 2016, she had 10 million followers on Musical.ly – since the app became TikTok Baby Ariel has tripped her following.
Here’s everything you need to know about the influencer, singer and actress.
Baby Ariel has launched a career beyond TikTok.
Baby Ariel is a singer and actress who got her start on Muscal.ly before it became TikTok. In 2017, she was recognized as one of Time’s most influential people on the internet and featured on Forbes’ list of top entertainment influencers.
“From the start, I was just being myself. I made videos that I enjoyed making,” Ariel told Business Insider. “Every time I make a video I do it to make someone happy or to make someone smile.”
How old is Baby Ariel?
Born Ariel Rebecca Martin on November 22, 2000, she is 19 at the time of writing.
She has a massive following on TikTok and Instagram.
“When I first started Musical.ly and social media, it really, really did affect me because I’m just being myself on the internet,” Ariel told Business Insider of her internet haters. “After a while I realized, you know, if I’m making people happy and doing what I love to do, just like I tell all my supporters, I have to say it to myself: Be confident in who you are.”
Baby Ariel has become both a singer and an actress.
Who is Baby Ariel dating?
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