Khaby Lame is one of the internet’s most loved personalities. With over 48.9 million followers on Instagram and 115 million-plus followers on TikTok, he has fans all around the world in all walks of life.

One of the people who love Khaby Lame happened to be football star Paul Pogba, who took time after the Nations League final to show love to the TikTok sensation. Pogba, who played a major role in France securing their 2-1 victory against Spain, stood in front of Khaby Lame and showed his appreciation by taking off his jersey and handing it to Khaby Lame.

Pogba continued making Khaby Lame’s signature expressions and hand gestures that made him famous. In the end, the French soccer star beat his chest lightly and held up a thumbs up towards the TikToker.

Kylian Mbappe, who scored a goal in the match, also took off his jersey and handed it to Khaby Lame.

Khaby Lame And TikTok Stardom

Khaby Lame started posting content on his TikTok and Instagram in early 2020, making dance parodies. However, it wasn’t until he switched to making reaction and expression videos that his meteoric rise to fame started.

As his signature video style of looking at the camera with a deadpan expression and providing simple solutions to DIY solutions videos caught on, Khaby Lame’s popularity exploded. In just a few months, he had become a staple on the internet with having his face plastered in memes aside from his videos.


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In just a few months’ time, Khaby Lame grew into one of TikTok’s greatest content creators. So far, he has amassed over 1.8 billion likes on the video-sharing platform. He is also the second most followed TikToker in the world with over 115 million followers.

The only person to have more followers than Khaby Lame is Charlie D’Amelio, who has over 125 million followers. Khaby Lame and D’Amelio are also the only two people to have over 100 million followers on TikTok.

Khaby Lame Found TikTok Fame After Losing His Job

Khaby Lame is perhaps the world’s fastest-growing internet personality. However, what led him to become a content creator was actually losing his job.

Khaby Lame, whose real name is Khasbane Lame, actually started making TikTok videos after losing his job as a factory worker in March 2020 because of the pandemic.


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Speaking about what makes him so liked by netizens, Khaby Lame shared it was his expression, which he thinks of as a “global language.”

It’s my face and my expressions which make people laugh.

Coupled with his deadpan reaction, his mocking of the trends that gain traction on the internet has made him a favorite for many netizens.