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The most famous TikTok creator is 16-year-old Charli D’Amelio, a dancer with 10s of millions of followers. While Charli D’Amelio has been dancing for years, she skyrocketed to fame with fairly simple moves. What’s D’Amelio secret to learning so many TikTok dances — and pulling them off?

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Host Jimmy Fallon and guest Charli D’Amelio during “History of TikTok Dancing” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Charli D’Amelio discusses doing nails at home in the age of COVID-19

In a 2020 Elle interview with both Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, the TikTok-famous sisters talked about their new nail polish line.

Charli D’Amelio is known for posting TikTok videos rocking long nails (and usually holding a giant iced coffee). What’s her trick for doing manicures at home — given that so many of us are still stuck there?

“Being patient!” the social media star told Elle. She continued that patience is something she struggles with during the process:

I feel like the hardest part of at-home manicures is after you’re done painting them, just sitting still and letting them dry without going on to do other things, because that’s the way I always end up messing up my nails.

Charli D’Amelio’s tips and tricks for learning TikTok dances

However, what D’Amelio really got famous for are her dance videos on TikTok. She posts new TikToks all the time — sometimes several videos in a day, all with different choreography. What’s Charli D’Amelio’s secret to learning so many dances on the app?


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“I’ve heard of the trick of duetting the dance video you want to learn and putting it in slow motion to see all the moves slower,” the TikTok celeb explained.

However, D’Amelio is a trained dancer; she knows it’s all about practice, practice, practice.

“I always find myself doing a dance that I did a few weeks ago just to do it again and see if I can maybe do it better or do it differently,” she shared. “I always enjoy going back to dances that maybe aren’t on trend anymore, but are still super fun.”

What does Dixie D’Amelio thing of her sister’s TikTok fame?

18-year-old Dixie D’Amelio, who joined her sister Charli in the Elle interview, explained what it’s like working with her 16-year-old sibling.

“It’s so fun!” she said. “Being able to have someone who is going through exactly what you’re going through, and you guys can have the same pros and cons, and discuss things with each other.”

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Charli D’Amelio and Dixie D’Amelio at iHeartRadio’s Z100 Jingle Ball 2019 | Monica Schipper/Getty Images

TikTok Star Dixie D’Amelio Reminds Fans About Her Sister: ‘Charli and I Are Two Different People’

The TikTok celebrities are only 2 years apart, so while they have separate interests, they can easily relate to one another.

“It makes life so much easier because no one else really understands except us,” Dixie D’Amelio explained.