Forget 15 minutes of fame. Ever since its launch three years ago, Vine’s stars have used its six-second videos to make a name for themselves, and now some are experimenting with the social network’s new 140-second video limit.
To help you get a sense of why people love Vine, we collected and ranked the most popular Vine stars in the world, based on their number of followers and total vine loops — the number of times a vine has been played by viewers. Most are comedians, while others are musicians or actors.
These Vine users have risen from relative obscurity and are now followed by millions of people. Some have even landed record deals or TV show and movie deals because of Vine.
Followers: 4.61 million
Amanda Cerny first got a taste of fame when she was named Playboy Playmate of the Month in October of 2011. Cerny is now a 25-year-old Vine star, fitness professional, and television personality based in Los Angeles.
Followers: 4.75 million
Gabrielle Hanna graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in psychology and communications before establishing her social media stardom through her Vine and YouTube channel, The Gabbie Show. She frequently collaborates with fellow Viner Scotty Sire in comedy vlogs and sketches.
Followers: 6.15 million
DeStorm Power got his start ghostwriting for record labels, including Atlantic Records and Universal, but quickly moved on to rapping and beatboxing on YouTube. He's since taken his talents to Vine, where he's expanded into comedy and even includes his son, Tayvion, in his videos.
Followers: 9.11 million
Of all the most popular Vine stars, Josh Peck may be the only one who could have been referred to as a celebrity before Vine was ever created. An actor most well known for his stint on Nickelodeon's 'Drake & Josh,' Josh has converted his humour into six-second sound bites on Vine.
Followers: 9.43 million
You might recognise Curtis Lepore's Vines because many of them star his adorable Boston terrier sidekick Buster Beans. Lepore briefly dated Vine star Jessi Smiles, but she accused Lepore of rape shortly after the two met in person and hung out.
In February, Lepore pleaded no contest to a lesser charge -- assault -- and the rape charge was eventually dropped.
Followers: 7.85 million
Thomas Sanders won Ryan Seacrest's 'Favourite Vine Celebrity' contest, and he's best known for his Vines in which he walks around and narrates the lives on unassuming, ordinary people in public.
Followers: 9.35 million
Logan Paul's funny, over-the-top Vines landed him a nomination in last year's Shorty Awards, a Web-based awards show recognising people who do cool stuff on the internet. Hamming it up on Vine must run in the family because Logan's little brother, Jake, was nominated for the same award.
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