13 Breakout TikTok Stars We Couldn’t Stop Watching in 2021, From Emily Mariko to Khaby Lame


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With each passing year, TikTok creators only get weirder and more ambitious, unlocking new routes to virality on the most popular website in the world (seriously–it’s bigger than Google now).

In 2021, there were the already-established celebs who latched onto the app–Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo were inescapable presences, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé are on there now, and then there was… whatever Charlie Puth and Jack Black were doing. But beyond those bona fide bigwigs were a crop of creators who rose up out of relative obscurity to dominate our FYP pages. Below, see 13 of the ones who broke big this year–because gorgeous, gorgeous girls love soup lists.

Emily Mariko (@emilymariko)

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