TikTok star, 16, becomes first to hit 100m followers

Charli D'Amelio (left) with her sister, Dixie

A 16-year-old girl has become the first TikTok user to cross the 100 million subscriber mark.

Charli D’Amelio, from Norwalk, Connecticut, hit the milestone after a year and a half on the app.

It comes days after a controversy over her behaviour in a YouTube video.

In the first episode of her family’s reality series, Dinner with the D’Amelios, fans claimed the star acted disrespectfully toward the personal chef who prepared them dinner.

More than 600,000 fans swiftly unfollowed her in protest.

However, controversy died down after D’Amelio shared a video in which she apologised for her actions, and promised to do better.

She took to Twitter to thank fans for her record-breaking achievement on Sunday: “100 million people supporting me… I truly cannot believe that this is real,” she wrote.