It ‘Still Hasn’t Hit’ TikTok Star Dixie D’Amelio That She’s Famous

Charli D’Amelio may have the most followers on TikTok, but her older sister Dixie D’Amelio has made her own name on the app, too. One of TikTok‘s most powerful influencers, 18-year-old Dixie D’Amelio, says she never planned on being famous. Sometimes, she still forgets she’s an internet star.

The TikTok celebrity has separate dreams from her younger sister Charli D’Amelio

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

In a recent Insider profile of Dixie D’Amelio, the influencer explained her approach to TikTok content.

“Being able to do comedy, or skits, or just talking on TikTok is kind of my lane and where I stay,” D’Amelio said.

But the content creator wanted to make it clear that she is on a distinct path from her 16-year-old sister, Charli D’Amelio.

“Charli and I are two different people, and we’ve always tried to never be in competition,” Dixie said. “I don’t want to do what she’s doing. I don’t want to be a dancer, because that’s her thing and I have my thing.”

Dixie D’Amelio is ‘one of the most famous teenagers in the world’ at age 18

While Insider dubs D’Amelio “one of the most famous teenagers in the world,” the TikTok celebrity admits it “still hasn’t hit” her.

“Sometimes when I go out in public and I see people looking at me, I forget,” she explained. D’Amelio thinks, “‘Why are they staring at me? I’m so confused.'”

When her fans approach her for a conversation, the TikTok celebrity admitted she’ll realize: “‘Oh, I didn’t even know. I thought there was something on my face.'”

As D’Amelio told Insider, she never planned this whole fame thing.

“When followers ask in the comments section how to get famous like her, D’Amelio isn’t sure what to say,” the publication wrote.

The TikTok star explained: “I don’t think anyone knows, because no one was trying to [become famous] on this app.”

The TikTok star is using her platform for causes she believes in

However, D’Amelio isn’t taking her platform lightly. Insider reports that the TikTok creator “keeps in mind that her young followers are watching.”

“She and her sister collaborated with UNICEF earlier this year for an anti-bullying project, as the D’Amelios have faced their share of social media body-shaming and negativity,” the publication explained. Dixie D’Amelio described the online hate she receives in her interview.

“In the beginning, it was very hard and I would try to write back at people, but I realized that bringing more attention to the negativity just doesn’t do anything,” she said.

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Dixie and Charli D’Amelio speak during Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 | Getty Images for EIF & XQ

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TikTok’s D’Amelio sisters are starting a podcast

Despite Dixie D’Amelio’s goal of branding herself separately from her sister, she and Charli still create a lot of content as a pair.

The Hollywood Reporter reported Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, both repped by the talent agency UTA, will start recording a podcast together. A statement from the sisters read:

Most of what we share is less than a minute long — usually seconds — so it’s actually gonna be fun to be able to talk with our fans and break down everything going on in our lives.