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Khaby Lame doesn’t need to say a word—his videos will have you rolling in laughter in just seconds. That’s why he’s now the king of TikTok, with almost 150 million followers who can’t stop watching his hilarious reactions to everyday ridiculousness. The best TikToks make you feel understood and he does that with his clever responses to the silliest scenarios. There’s magic in how his work—like the work of so many creators across social media—connects people from all over the world. I’m so excited for him and all he has accomplished. He’s real and so clearly loves what he does. Congrats on everything, Khaby—I can’t wait to see what you do next.

D’Amelio is an entertainer and TikTok creator

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