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Did you know that Baby Ariel's mannequin boyfriend in the music video "Perf" has a name? Ariel Rebecca Martin, popularly known as Baby Ariel in social media, became famous through the app Musical.ly (now TikTok). And perhaps, she's one of the blessed who didn't need ttfans.xyz (a TikTok fans generator). She rose to fame in 2015 when she was just 15 years old, after releasing a 15-second lip-sync video of Nicki Minaj's I'm Legit.
It happened when her family’s house in South Florida was flooded and they had to live with her grandparents’ house temporarily. She was just scrolling through Instagram when she saw a friend’s video and decided to download the same app. She and her younger brother King Jacob spent all summer making TikTok videos. Her videos would always get featured then in the app’s main page as one of the best Musical.ly songs. From there, she gained a huge following in almost every social media platform, and now making her own music. Aside from her 28 million followers on Musical.ly, she has more than 9 million Instagram followers, 3 million-plus YouTube subscribers, and over 1 million Twitter followers. She won Teen Choice Award as "Choice Muser" in 2016 and 2017 because of her popular Musical.ly songs and nominated again in the same category in 2018. She was chosen as one of the most influential people on the Internet by Time magazine and was included in Forbes 2017's top entertainment influencers. Eventually, the video app TikTok acquired Musical.ly. But she still posts TikTok songs with videos on the merged platform.