Alicia Breuer downloaded TikTok in 2020 as a method to pass the time while in detention.
In just a year, the 17-year-old from Milton Keynes has amassed a staggering £10,000 a DAY thanks to her viral lip-syncing videos.
The A-Level student told the Mirror that her university aspirations have been put on hold due to lucrative endorsement arrangements with businesses such as Lancome, Urban Outfitters, Boohoo, and Fenty Beauty.
“It gave me something to do when I wasn’t studying for my A-levels during the pandemic,” Alicia explained. “If I can now make £10,000 on occasion, I’m going to focus on my videos instead of going to university.”
The first of Alicia’s videos to go viral after she began posting in June 2020 was one in which she mimed the lines to Katy Perry’s 2010 single Teenage Dream.
But how does it function? When she’s not deciphering the lyrics to popular songs like The Bee Gees, Drake, and the Sugarbabes, she’s working on her novel.
“I lip sync to music for the majority of my videos,” she continued. “None of them are time-consuming. It simply takes one hour to create a transition video.”
It wasn’t long after Alicia’s TikToks went viral and racked up millions of views before she was signed by Unlocked Branding’s digital talent manager Jessica Henig.
Furthermore, because of her internet celebrity, Alicia now earns more than her parents, Frank and Tammy, who both work as financial counsellors.
Her parents’ occupation, of course, means they won’t let Alicia waste her money, and the youngster claims she’s being frugal with her money.
Alicia says her form tutors at school have been extremely supportive of her new career path, even though she no longer plans to apply to university to study psychology.
“My two closest pals have also been quite helpful,” she continued. “However, if the roles were reversed, I’d probably be envious.”
Alicia claimed filming an Amazon Alexa commercial where she planked on the roof of a car was one of her favourite sponsorship deals thus far.
However, TikTok pulled the video because it was too risky, prompting the youngster to re-film it on the kitchen counter.