Charles Mallet is an American social media star who is popular for making funny videos on TikTok. He has earned a healthy fan following on the social media site due to his casual, fun-loving personality. At over eighty years of age, Mallet has built for himself a ‘grandpa celebrity’ persona on the internet with his entertaining content. Thanks to his content that is fit for all age groups, Charles Mallet has managed to attract over a million fans on TikTok. He became popular within a few months of joining the platform. Mallet creates his own videos with a little help from his granddaughter and wife. He stands out on the social platform as a grandfatherly figure while the majority of TikTok users are youngsters.
Rise to Stardom
We all are familiar with social-media-crazy youngsters taking over the internet, but it is difficult to imagine an eighty-year-old TikTok star! Charles Mallet was already 83 years old when he opened his TikTok account. Interestingly, within a year he racked up around 2 million followers on the video-sharing website. It is amazing to think someone of Mallet’s age could become so popular so quickly!
His videos generally show the audience moments from his routine life. He posts about regular activities like going out to buy some mini cakes or having a haircut. Like other social media stars, Charles Mallet has also followed a few trends. He did the ‘ice and fire’ makeup challenge that became very popular during the last season of the television show ‘Game of Thrones’. Mallet also makes videos of himself cooking meals. One of his cooking videos, in which he is making some rice crispy treats, has been viewed over 10 million times. The most viewed video with over 25 million views is of him making some S’mores.
Mallet’s wife and granddaughter have regularly featured in his videos. His granddaughter, Basia Mallet, has a huge influence on his life. Mallet always addresses himself as ‘grandpa Charles’ in each of his videos through the hashtags. According to the website Clout Meter, Charles Mallet has posted over 450 videos and has reached over 34 million likes on his videos. He is definitely enjoying his new-found popularity on the digital platform and the attention he is receiving from his followers. He can be seen asking his followers to ‘boost’ his popularity on certain websites in some of his videos. As an elderly social media star, he is undoubtedly one of those people who prove to the world that “age is just a number!”
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Family & Personal Life
Charles Mallet was born on October 10, 1935, in Louisiana. He has a loving wife and a granddaughter. His granddaughter, Basia Mallet, also has her own TikTok account and frequently appears in her grandfather’s videos. Mallet shares a great bond with his granddaughter who is often seen cooking delicious food for him in his videos.