Over 1 billion individuals used TikTok in 2021 for entertainment, education, and bringing out their creativity. Their year-end report looks back on the top creators of 2021 and celebrates the community that put a smile on the face of Filipinos. Did any of your favorites make it on the list? Read on to find out.
Top TikTok Celebrities
Teen actress Andrea Brillantes topped the list of most-followed celebrities on the app for the second year in a row. Her following has doubled since December 2020, and she’s currently at 15.5 million with 137.4 million likes. Who could have missed her trending dance of 1096 Gang’s Pajama Party? Other celebrities who made it to the top 10 include Sanya Lopez, Vice Ganda, and AJ Raval.
Breakthrough TikTok Stars
Siblings Ranz Kyle and Niana Guererro gained popularity for their dance covers were named Top Creators at the 2021 Philippine TikTok Awards. Meanwhile, Niana has also been making a name for herself as she earned the number 4 spot as the Top TikTok Star and is the number 1 Breakthrough Star. AD BEAT Official and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray join her in the list of figures who broke out and hit new heights this year.
Powered By Joy
On the other hand, Olympian Margielyn Didal was recognized as one of the top accounts under the “Powered by Joy” category. This category includes creators who brought heartwarming and inspiring content on TikTok. The athlete’s humbling Tokyo Olympics journey and skateboarding skills have indubitably caught the hearts of many viewers. This also landed her a spot on TikTok’s Top 10 Sports Creators.
“There is something really special about the global community on TikTok that people just can’t find anywhere else,” Vanessa Pappas, Chief Operating Officer at TikTok said. “It has been incredible to see the depths of entertainment and creativity from this community, and we’re delighted to celebrate all the ways we have come together this year on TikTok.”
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