Best of Addison Rae: Addison Rae Easterling (born October 6, 2000), colloquially known as Addison Rae on TikTok, is an American social media personality and dancer. As of August 2020, she has amassed over 57 million followers on TikTok, ranking as the second most-followed individual on the platform. In August 2020, Easterling was named as the highest-earning TikTok personality by Forbes.

Career

Best of Addison Rae Easterling was born on October 6, 2000 in Lafayette, Louisiana. She started dancing competitively at the age of 6 where she attended competitions across the country. She joined TikTok in July 2019, uploading dance videos to trending songs on the platform. She has been part of the TikTok collaborative group The Hype House since December 2019 when it was formed.

Before moving to Los Angeles to pursue TikTok, the dancer briefly attended Louisiana State University where she studied sports broadcasting. Easterling had originally planned to become a sports activities broadcaster. At the end of October 2019, Easterling gained over one million followers on TikTok and decided to leave LSU in November. “I remember that’s when it changed for me,” Easterling told Business Insider in April 2020. “I knew I wanted to take it more seriously and expand it to other platforms. I uploaded a video to YouTube and got really active on Instagram.”

Easterling’s rapid success led her to signing with talent agency WME in January 2020 along with her parents.

In July, Easterling partnered with American Eagle on the brand’s back-to-school campaign and released a weekly podcast exclusive to Spotify with her mother called “Mama Knows Best.” Easterling launched her own cosmetics line, Item Beauty which she co-founded with beauty startup Madeby Collective in Best of Addison Rae.

Income

Forbes published a report in August 2020 revealing that Easterling earned $5 million in the last year through June from her various endorsement deals and merchandise, making her the highest-earning TikTok star. Easterling’s TikTok success has led her to work with companies such as Reebok, L’Oréal, Hollister and American Eagle.

Personal life

Easterling grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana. Her parents are Monty Lopez and Sheri Easterling. Easterling’s parents also have their own TikTok accounts. She has two younger brothers.

Shortly after President Trump threatened to ban TikTok last weekend, 19-year-old Best of Addison Rae Easterling did what she does best. She posted a short-form video imagining her life without the wildly popular social media app: She’d return to LSU, where she started out as a freshman last year studying broadcast journalism.

But Easterling isn’t just one of the millions of TikTok teens who post goofy dance videos on the Chinese-owned platform for fun. Best of Addison Rae is its top-earning star, bringing in an estimated $5 million last year, thanks to her 54.1 million followers, her new makeup line (Item Beauty) and deals with American Eagle and Spotify. “TikTok is what got me to where I am,” Easterling says.

American TikTok star who primarily posts dancing and lip-sync videos to her addisonre account. She has gained over 56 million fans on her TikTok account. In late 2019, she joined Charli D’Amelio, Chase Hudson and other popular TikTok creators in forming the collaborative group The Hype House.

Before Fame

Best of Addison Rae began dancing competitively at the age of six. She also practiced gymnastics and became a member of her high school cheer team. She first posted to her Instagram account back in October 2014. She attended Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Best of Addison Rae Trivia

In January 2020, she signed with the talent agency WME. Best of Addison Rae was featured in events throughout the 2020 NBA All-Star weekend alongside Charli and Dixie D’Amelio. She began co-hosting the podcast Mama Knows Best with her mother Sheri Easterling in 2020. She was cast to provide the voice for the lead character Marnie in the 2020 animated film Spy Cat.

Family Life

Her last name is Easterling. She has two younger brothers named Enzo and Lucas. Her mother Sheri and her father, Monty Lopez, occasionally appear in her social media posts.

Associated With

She’s collaborated on TikTok dance videos with celebrities such as James Charles and Mackenzie Ziegler.

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