Charli D’Amelio Admits Adjusting To Fame Was ‘Extremely Difficult’ In Candid Interview

With over 100 million followers, Charli is TikTok's biggest star at just 17-years-old.


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Charli D’Amelio, her sister Dixie D’Amelio and parents Marc and Heidi D’Amelio have experienced a meteoric rise to fame over the past two years.

Moving to Los Angeles, securing record deals, adverts, collabs and now having their own reality TV show on Disney+ titled The D’Amelio Show, it’s safe to say life has changed for this foursome more than they could ever expect, with TikTok catapulting the sisters to stardom in record time.

As the biggest star on the platform at just 17-years-old, Charli D’Amelio admitted that she never expected her dancing to blow up on the platform, seeing her following rise majorly over the pandemic as more people spent time indoors and subsequently on their phones.


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Now with over 120 million followers on the viral video app, Charli, sister Dixie and their parents Marc and Heidi spoke about how the sudden catapult to fame was nothing any of them were prepared for, with episode one of their new hit show showing 20-year-old Dixie breaking down in tears over hate comments online.

Over the past year, both Dixie and Charli have been the subject of vicious comments, stories and threads online, as well as being followed by paparazzi and fans wherever they go.

Explaining how hard this has been, Charli admitted that every day she’s learning to navigate this newfound fame, admitting that it has been really tough on her.

“I feel like for me, especially as someone that tends to be more anxious when talking to people, I feel like that adjustment has been extremely difficult for me and I’m kind of learning every day how to do this. And I feel like that’s what the show really shows, because it’s us figuring out how to do this and going through the challenges but then also going through the really amazing parts,” explained Charli in a recent press conference.


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Adding that she wants the show to be as authentic as possible and show them how they really are – open and navigating life as it comes at them, Dixie added:

“I feel like it’s super important to talk about mental health, but I think throughout the show, we wanted to show like we’re not… we don’t want to be miserable, we don’t want to be in this amazing place with these amazing opportunities and be miserable. We want to figure out how to help ourselves. And that’s kind of what we’re learning and how to get through this journey and be happy so we could have fun while we’re doing this.”

The D’Amelio Show premiered on Friday September 3 exclusively on Disney+ in Ireland, you can watch all episodes on the streaming service now. 


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