TikTok users probably recognize the name Addison Rae, as the content creator has become the second-most popular influencer on the app. From her popularity on TikTok to her friendship with none other than Kourney Kardashian, Rae has quickly become one of the most well-known content creators of 2020.
Where does Addison Rae come from, and how old is she now?
20-year-old Addison Rae Easterling was born on October 6, 2000, in Lafayette, Louisiana. Graceful from a young age, Rae began attending dancing competitions from the age of 6. After high school, Rae briefly attended Louisiana State University, seeking a degree in sports broadcasting. However, when Rae downloaded TikTok in July 2019, her following took off so quickly that she moved to Los Angeles to pursue content creation.
In an interview with Forbes, Rae talks about changing gears to pursue a career in TikTok, “I did go to college for about three months. That was a really fun and exciting time. My focus for college was broadcasting and TV commercial work, the entertainment industry as a whole. Because of TikTok and moving to Los Angeles, I have been able to do the things I have always dreamed of such as being on ESPN and working with brands.
In the future, I would like to go back to finish my degree. Right now, I feel the opportunities I have are very close to where I was heading and what I was looking to achieve.”
How did Rae become a TikTok star?
According to PopBuzz, Rae first uploaded a video as a joke, and it went instantly viral. Rae told Forbes, “I got into TikTok because my friends from school and dance were obsessed with it. They were constantly playing all the sounds from it, doing all the trends, and making all these videos. One day after being in the background of my friends videos, I wanted to try it out. Instantly, I became addicted… …I attribute all my social media growth across all platforms to one thing: Consistency. I am always really active. Daily, I post three to five pieces of content on each platform. People notice how often I post, how much I interact with them, and people really like that.”
It certainly doesn’t hurt that Rae is talented and charming, and fans have come to adore her open and friendly personality. Rae’s TikTok is full of fun videos of the young star dancing, and she is well-known for interacting with fans and followers. Rae has produced content with friends Charli, Dixie D’Amelio, and Avani, along with superstars like Jason Derulo. Making her even more lovable, Rae’s family is involved too. Her parents have their own accounts, and her brothers share an account.
Who is Addison Rae’s mom?
Recently, Rae’s mom Shari Easterling tickled fans by posting her own version of Rae’s, “WAP,” dance on TikTok. Rae told Forbes about her family’s involvement with her TikTok channel, “It’s very fun. Every day we’re filming something new, and I’m always getting texts about a new video they like or have an idea of doing. As a family, it gets hard sometimes, just with how social media is. There is always going to be negativity; we don’t enjoy reading. Still, I feel like it all brings us closer as a family. We’re here to support one other and to be each other’s rock throughout everything, encourage each other, and continue posting content that we enjoy.”
Addison Rae and the Hype House
The Hype House is a content creation collaborative with TikTok influencers like Chase Hudson, Thomas Petrou, Ryland Storms, Tayler Holder, Alex Warren, Kouvr, Connor Yates, Patrick Houston, Nick Austin and other huge platform content creators. Rae recounts to JustJaredJr. the story of how she, “accidentally,” joined the Hype House, “I ended up meeting Tayler, Brice, and Chase randomly, Chase was the one who texted me. Me and my mom and Chase went eat [sic]. He was talking to me about like what I want to do, where I want to take this. I was kind of like, ‘what the heck, what do you mean where do I want to take this?’ I didn’t think that was a possibility.”
She continues, “I ended up going back and meeting everyone.” They asked her to come back the following weekend, and Rae rearranged her schedule to make it happen. By December, Rae said she knew she wanted to move to Los Angeles. When the first Hype House photo shoot occurred, Rae was invited to join in. Rae said that joining the photo shoot felt like an establishing moment, “I was like, I’m just going to go for it and it just stuck my ground in being in the Hype House. It just happened! It wasn’t intentional.”
It was her experience with the Hype House that encouraged Rae to leave Louisiana behind and move with her family to Los Angeles. Although Rae doesn’t live in the Hype House but chooses to live with her family nearby, Rae and her fellow content creators have worked together to build each other’s careers.
How does Addison Rae know Kourtney Kardashian?
Cosmopolitan explains the roots of their friendship, “It all started in January when Kourtney enlisted the help of David Dobrik to launch her son Mason’s TikTok account (of course). The Kardashians have had cameos on Dobrik’s YouTube channel before, so he’s already a regular part of the Kardashian friendship roster.
In March Dobrik got Addison Rae involved in Mason’s TikTok venture, but according to Rae, it was the friendship between her and Kourtney that really blossomed.”
Their friendship has grown stronger over the past year, and Kardashian shared an image of the pair enjoying the sun poolside on her Instagram.
What is Rae’s net worth?
According to PopBuzz, “Addison’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. In a report from Forbes, Addison brought in an estimated $5 million over the past year, “thanks to her 54.1 million followers, her new makeup line (Item Beauty) and deals with American Eagle and Spotify.” According to various sources online, Addison is estimated to earn around $15,000 per sponsored post on her page.”
Rae is a force to be reckoned with, but a kind one
With TikTok neatly in her pocket, Rae has a promising career ahead of herself. The young dancer has easily dominated her niche on social media, and the sky is the limit. Her story is nowhere near over.
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