TikTok celebrity dancers Charli d’Amelio and Addison Rae visited the Santa Monica Pier in late January in a video by dance photographer Jordan Matter. They were joined by their friends Ondreaz Lopez, Tony Lopez, Michael Le, and Tayler Holder. The group posed for photos, met with TikTok fans at the Pier, played midway games and enjoyed a ride on the West Coaster.
Charli D'Amelio and Hype House Stars
The video, posted on February 13th, quickly gained over 4 million views over the weekend. d’Amelio posted her own video of the group enjoying the day on her YouTube channel which also received millions of views.
Charli d’Amelio is an American social media personality and dancer who rose to fame on the app TikTok for creating short dance videos. She has over 27 million followers on the social platform as of February 2020 making her the No. 6 ranked account by followers; the New York Times dubbed her the “reigning queen of TikTok”.
Addison Easterling is also a dancer and TikTok star who has over 17 million followers. She posts under the name Addison Rae. Its not the first tim eshe has created continent with d’Amelio. The same weekend this video dropped, the duo participated in the NBA All Star game broadcast from Chicago.
Ondreaz Lopez, Tony Lopez, Michael Le, and Tayler Holder are all TikTok stars in their own right with about 7 million followers EACH. Along with d’Amelio and Rae the content creators featured in the video are all part of Hype House, a content collective based out of Los Angeles.
Combined, these kids have about 6.5 million YouTube subscribers and a whopping 18mm followers on Instagram. It says in the video that the group together has over 70mm followers across all of their combined social media channels.
The video creator, Jordan Matter, is a celebrity photographer and visual artist with 4 million followers on YouTube. This isn’t his first stunt shooting on the Pier, In January, he posted a video from the Pier of an acrobat dressed up as Billie Eilish performing aerial stunts at the Pier. Elish responded by posting screen shots of the stunt to her Instagram and asking people to stop impersonating her.
While Pacific Park is hospitable to content creators, we encourage photographers and filmmakers to contact the pier and Park to clear the need for any permits or permissions. Shooting video on small, handheld cameras and phones is typically not a problem as long as queue lines are not being blocked and all ride and game guidelines are being followed. Get more information and submit a request for use on our guide to filming at the Santa Monica Pier.