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BUSTLE / ADDISON RAE / APRIL 2021

The Millennial’s Guide To Addison Rae

TikTok’s reigning queen is about to cross over into old-fashioned stardom.

By  Carrie Battan / April 14, 2021
Every morning, Addison Rae wakes up in her Los Angeles apartment and does something a teensy bit scandalous. The 20-year-old, who rose to fame on TikTok and is widely reported to be the platform’s highest-earning star, is the sort of bona fide viral phenomenon who seems as if she’s been sent to earth to make anyone born before 1995 feel alienated from popular culture. She’s synonymous with TikTok the way that Anthony Fauci is synonymous with COVID-19. But each day, Rae picks up her phone and opens her go-to app, which is not TikTok but Instagram, the stomping ground of fuddy-duddy millennials. She checks the app first, Rae assures me a little bit sheepishly, as if she has committed a betrayal, because Instagram offers her a quick, digestible preview of what she’ll be seeing later… on TikTok. “I’ll usually see a still photo of it first. Then it’s like, ‘All right, time to go see in more detail [on TikTok,]” she says. Read more here.