Barry’s PLUS-size TikTok star celebrates 100,000 followers.
Charly Anne, 25, from Barry, started using TikTok during the first national lockdown – encouraging body positivity through her content.
In January, we reported that she was approaching 70,000 followers, with the star now celebrating 100,000 followers on TikTok.
“I can’t believe it,” Ms Anne said.
“It happened so fast – I did an all-inclusive vacation edition while I was in Spain including ‘what I eat in a day’ and ‘spend a day with me’ and my followers loved it .
“I hit 100,000 subscribers while on vacation and I was partying – the waitress asked for the occasion and brought a bottle of champagne. It was so much fun.
“When I got home, my friends said they felt like they were with me.”
She added that she didn’t expect to gain such a following when she started using TikTok in 2020.
“I would post more and get people to follow me, which gave me the confidence to create more,” Ms Anne said.
“It’s so much fun creating content and it’s amazing to have a job that I love to do.”
What started as a hobby became her full-time job, encouraging others to have confidence in themselves.
She thinks she would have benefited from seeing more plus size men and women when she was younger.
“Fashion has no weight limit, so be yourself”
said Mrs Anne.
“My favorite thing is when people send messages saying that I gave them confidence and taught them to love themselves.
“I’ve had people tell me that they’ll only wear black clothes, but expanded their wardrobe after seeing my videos. It’s always nice to add some color.”
She added that her “what I eat in a day” videos aim to encourage the idea that people can eat whatever they want and don’t have to explain themselves to others.
Ms Anne is now striving to hit 150,000 subscribers – she plans to celebrate the milestone with a Shrek-themed party.