Who is Rickey Thompson?

Rickey Thompson is an actor, comedian, model and dancer known for his light-hearted daily musings and Instagram pick-me-ups. The 24-year-old former Vine star successfully transitioned to YouTube, where he has 1.23 million subscribers, and Instagram, where he has 5.8 million followers. Here’s everything you need to know about Thompson, an LGBTQIA+ social media icon, who’s always having more fun than you. He was born on Feb. 6, 1996, in Raleigh, N.C. A former Vine star, his popularity exploded when Kylie Jenner shared one of his videos in 2014. When Vine shut down, Thompson had 2.5 million followers. His comedic chops and hilarious dancing style landed him more than 5 million followers on Instagram. Thompson told The New York Times the key to his success is being relatable. He made his runway debut for Alexander Wang in 2018. Wang commissioned Thompson to walk the runway for his “Collection 2” fashion show during NYFW 2018