One of TikTok's newest rising stars, Kelianne Stankus recently joined the Hype House. So you might be surprised to find out that she didn't really get into TikTok until recently. In fact, the gymnast and dancer started posting more on the app around May of 2020 and she's already racked up over seven million followers on the app. And now she's truly living the dream —Kelianne has turned making content with her best friends into a whole career.
Here's everything you need to know about Kelianne Stankus.
She's an Aries
The 24 year old was born on March 29, 1996.
She's a member of the US National Acrobatic Gymnastics team
Kelianne even won gold back in 2005 at the Freedom Cup, according to the USA Gymnastics website. She told Famous Birthdays in a Q&A that she started doing gymnastics when she was seven, competed for 10 years consistently, and she'd love to meet Simone Biles. She even performed on The Ellen Show in 2015 as a member of The Acrobots, an acrobatic hoverboard dance group, which is as cool as it sounds.
She may have been named after her parents.
Kelianne's USA Gymnastics page says her parents names are Kelly and Leanne.
She says becoming a member of the Hype House "fell into place"
Kelianne is really good friends with Tayler Holder and she told J-14 that Tayler is good friends with Thomas Petrou of the Hype House. Since she and Tayler were already planning on moving into a place together, Thomas just suggested they both move into the content house.
She started putting more effort into TikTok because of quarantine
Kelianne told J-14 that she moved to LA in 2015 to pursue a career in dancing and acting. But TikTok is a recent move. "I started really like, focusing on TikTok four months ago when quarantine started happening," she said. She likes that she can incorporate her love of gymnastics in a new way on the app.
She's dating Chase Mattson
Chase is a model with over 440k followers on TikTok. Kelianne told J-14 that they met on Instagram and she slid into his DMs. She didn't say when she slid, but Tayler Holder tweeted about the couple's first date back in May 2020.
A post shared by Kelianne💛 (@keliannestankus) on Jul 9, 2020 at 1:02pm PDT
She dated Zach Cox
Zach tweeted about Kelianne and called her his girlfriend back in September 2019, but the two broke up in November 2019. That month, she posted a YouTube video titled "we broke up... so I did a thing" where she shares the news. "I still very much love Zach," she said. "It was a shock to me, but I still wish him the best." In the video, she also says that she wouldn't dye her hair because of the breakup, but her following video is about her dyeing her hair.
She has "history" with Tayler Holder
Kelianne and fellow TikTok star Tayler Holder have been friends for a while. He even called her his assistant in a May, 2020 YouTube video where they kissed. And there's even a video where they dated for 24 hours, but "Kayler" may have been more than content for views.
In July 2020, Kelianne was in the hot seat with Hollywire where she was asked if she and Tayler ever admitted having feelings for each other. "We're best friends and I'm gonna keep it at that," she said. "There's history, but now, we're literally just best friends."
A post shared by Kelianne💛 (@keliannestankus) on Aug 8, 2017 at 2:14pm PDT
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