Kim Kardashian made her solo TikTok debut in style on April 25 and already has a massive 3.1 million followers. At the time of writing, her debut video, which features her trusted glam team of Chris Appleton and Mario Dedivanovic, had 2.3 million views and 438.4k likes.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is no stranger to the TikTok social media platform. She signed up for the app five months ago with her 8-year-old daughter North West, whom she shares with her ex-husband Kanye West. However, Kim Kardashian’s solo venture has caused quite a stir among TikTok users.
Kim Kardashian debuts on TikTok along with Chris Appleton and Mario Dedivanovic
The 41-year-old reality TV star’s first video on the platform pays tribute to her longtime glam squad, which includes hairstylist Chris Appleton and makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. The amusing video shows the two men standing with their respective tools in hand while a popular audio track asks,
“So you’re an artist?”
They reply in the affirmative, nodding confidently.
The follow-up question then enquires:
“Are you good at it?”
In response, the video cuts to a glammed-up Kim Kardashian sporting an Appleton-style slicked-back ponytail and a Dedivanovic-style nude make-up look.
The actor, dressed in a black snake-print leather gown, then struck a few signature poses while Key Glock’s Ambition for Cash played in the background. Kim Kardashian was later seen wearing this exact outfit to the annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in Washington DC, where she was joined by beau Pete Davidson.
Mario Dedivanovic has been Kim Kardashian’s make-up artist since 2008 when a photographer friend asked him to assist her on a shoot. At the time, Kim was on the verge of what would become a meteoric rise to stardom. In an interview with People, Dedivanoic explained why the pair got along so well: