Avani Kiana Gregg (born November 23, 2002) is an American social media personality and make-up artist. She first developed a following on TikTok. Gregg plays Gemma in the web series Chicken Girls. She received the Shorty Award for TikToker of the Year in 2019, and was on the Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2020 in the social media category.

Avani Gregg
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Gregg in 2020
Born
Avani Kiana Gregg

(2002-11-23) November 23, 2002 (age 20)
Occupation(s)Internet personality, makeup artist
Years active2019–present
Known forTikTok
AwardsShorty Award (2019)
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Early lifeEdit

Avani was born in Brownsburg, Indiana,[1] on November 23, 2002.[2] She is of Indian, Mongolian and African American descent.[3][4] Avani has two sisters, Shanti Gregg and Priya Gregg. Her older sister, Shanti, is also a social media influencer. As a child, Avani was a competitive gymnast until suffering a stress fracture in her back.[2]

CareerEdit

Avani posts content related to beauty and makeup.[5] In 2019, Gregg's first viral video on TikTok of her transformation into a Harley Quinn-style clown led viewers to nickname her the "Clown Girl". In December 2019, she joined the LA-based collective The Hype House along with her best friend Charli D'Amelio.[2] Gregg plays the character Gemma in the web series Chicken Girls.[6] In September 2020, she announced an upcoming memoir published by Gallery Books.[7] In November 2020, she began hosting a Facebook Watch talk show Here For It in which she helped fans with Gen-Z issues.[6][8]

Personal lifeEdit

In March 2020, Gregg confirmed she was in a relationship with social media personality Anthony Reeves. They met three years previously through Musical.ly (currently TikTok).[9][10][11]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Result Ref(s)
2019 Shorty Award TikToker Won [12]
2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Media [1]
2021 Streamys Lifestyle Nominated [13]
2021 Streamys Creator of the year Nominated [14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Avani Ruby Gregg". Forbes. Archived from the original on 2021-01-10. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  2. ^ a b c Williams, Kori (2020-04-28). "Here's Everything You Need to Know About TikTok Star Avani Gregg". Seventeen. Archived from the original on 2020-08-04. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
  3. ^ Devoe, Noelle. "Avani Ruby Gregg Will Always Be On Your Feed". Elite Daily. Archived from the original on 5 April 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  4. ^ Williams, Kori (28 April 2020). "Here's Everything You Need to Know About TikTok Star Avani Gregg". Seventeen. Archived from the original on 17 February 2021. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  5. ^ Greenspan, Rachel E. (April 29, 2020). "The TikTok account of one of the app's biggest stars disappeared overnight — and nobody is sure why". Insider. Archived from the original on 2021-05-27. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
  6. ^ a b "Amelie Anstett Cast In Recurring Lead Role On Brat TV's CHICKEN GIRLS Season 6". BroadwayWorld.com. April 19, 2020. Archived from the original on 2020-11-04. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
  7. ^ Perez, Lexy (2020-09-10). "TikTok Star Avani Gregg to Release Memoir". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2021-01-09. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  8. ^ Witter, Brad (December 19, 2020). "Charli D'Amelio And Avani Gregg Had An Important Conversation About Therapy". Bustle. Archived from the original on 2021-01-10. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  9. ^ Guglielmi, Jodi (January 12, 2021). "TikTok's Avani Gregg on Keeping Anthony Reeves Relationship Private: 'We Don't Care If You Care'". People. Archived from the original on 2021-01-12. Retrieved 2021-01-16.
  10. ^ Tullo, Danielle (2021-01-12). "Becoming Avani: How A Teen From Indiana Built A Social Media Empire". Seventeen. Archived from the original on 2021-01-15. Retrieved 2021-01-16.
  11. ^ Macias, Ernesto (2021-02-22). "How Avani Gregg and Anthony Reeves Went From Likes to Love". Interview. Archived from the original on 2021-03-05. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  12. ^ "Avani Gregg - The Shorty Awards". shortyawards.com. Archived from the original on 2020-08-15. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
  13. ^ Day, Felicia (2010). The guild. Dark Horse. ISBN 978-1-62115-162-3. OCLC 974218215.
  14. ^ House, Humphry (1953). Coleridge : the Clark lectures 1951-52. R. Hart-Davis. OCLC 219852290.

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