Who is Sienna Mae Gomez? The TikTok star went viral for her body acceptance posts

Sienna Mae Gomez might be TikTok’s next big thing — and the 16-year-old is all about body acceptance.

Gomez’s claims to fame are her bubbly, body-positive dance videos and duets. She has 11.5 million TikTok followers and 1.6 million Instagram followers. 

How old is Sienna Mae Gomez?

Gomez was born in Laguna Niguel, Calif. on Jan. 16, 2004. Gomez has a dad and a brother, Jacub who’s a photographer, who have both been featured on her Instagram. She also went to high school with the popular TikTokers Jack and James Wright. 

She’s known for her posts about body acceptance.

Gomez tends to post videos that celebrate her body while also highlighting that people’s appearances can sometimes be the result of editing, camera tricks and other illusions. Plus, she’ll even send you tips on confidence if you DM her

Her first video, posted on Aug. 16, 2020, of her dancing to “WAP” in a crop top went viral, catapulting her into internet fame. Gomez earned over 7.7. million followers in three months

But what resonated with her followers was how carefree she was, dancing in the kitchen with her belly out. 

“This is such an amazing thing to be representing because there are so many women that are part of this movement, not just me, and I’m honored to be part of it. Being so young, obviously, I am still learning and growing and I feel like I get to use this experience to become the young woman I always wanted to be.” Gomez told Buzzfeed

Sienna is rumored to be in a relationship with influencer Jack Wright.

Gomez is rumored to be dating TikToker Jack Wright. The two met in high school and followers often speculate they’re a couple.  They’ve never officially confirmed the relationship, but we have two eyes and a heart.

She’s known for her ‘squirrel dance’ and calls her fans ‘lil acorns.’

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The 16-year-old is also known as the “CEO of the squirrel dance” thanks to a video of a squirrel-like dance move she did with her hands that has since become an inside joke.

Gomez’s fans even post videos of themselves doing it. There’s even squirrel merch

Gomez released controversial merch in February 2021.

The TikTok star responded to fan concerns after they claimed that her new line of sweatshirts, which say “have you eaten today,” could be harmful to people with eating disorders.

One Instagram user accused her of “taking people’s genuine struggles and sticking it on fabric for profit.”

“It feels like she’s glorifying eating disorders by making money off of an illness,” another said.

Gomez took to TikTok to address the controversy.

Instead of doubling down on her earlier defense that the merch was intended to encourage “expressing compassion and care for those who are seriously struggling,” Gomez said she was pulling the line and donating what proceeds she already made to Teen Line, a non-profit that provides emotional support to young people, along with an additional $25,000 donation.

“I’ve heard the messages from many of you and I’m deeply sorry for any offense caused. I am still and I am still navigating this world and this industry and obviously I will not always get it right the first time,” she said. “I care about you, and thank you for speaking up. Be kind to someone today.

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