Claudia Emilia Tihan is a French-Canadian Instagram star and model. Within the short time she has been active on various social media platforms, she has garnered huge popularity, especially in her native country Canada. Growing up, Tihan was a regular child from a middle-class household with no intention of becoming famous. Her first social media account was on Twitter, where she used to post sporadically. In September 2015, she uploaded her first post on Instagram and only a few posts later, became an internet sensation. Presently, Tihan has over 1.2 million followers on Instagram, 55k followers on Twitter, more than 87k followers on Facebook, and 36k followers on YouTube.
Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Claudia Tihan attributes part of her success to luck. She also believes that her early success was due to prominent blogs and Instagram pages reposting her pictures. During this period, a photograph of her eating a burger trended on Tumbler and other popular pages. This brought her the initial recognition.
She also attended a Meet-and-Greet convention in Orlando where she was introduced to numerous popular Vine celebrities and being around them gave her a considerable amount of exposure. Her much-publicized romantic liaisons also helped her gain online fame.
She began posting on Instagram on September 10, 2015 and has less than 100 posts to date. Despite this, her natural beauty and a sophisticated sense of style have garnered her more than a million followers already. In an interview, she revealed that getting one million followers was always the goal and as she has achieved that now, she wishes to launch her own clothing line. The pretty young lady also has other big goals for the future. Her dream job is to work with children who have Down syndrome.
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Controversies & Scandals
In June 2017, Tihan was at the receiving end of criticism after she said the ‘n’ word. Later on, she apologized.
Claudia Tihan was born on February 19, 1997, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Little is known about her family life. She has spoken about her mother who raised her on her own. Tihan is well aware of the sacrifices her mother has made for her. She is appreciative and considers her mother to be an inspiration. Through her father, she has a half-brother and a half-sister.
Over the years, there have been many rumors linking her to various other social media influencers. In March 2017, she was photographed kissing Jack Johnson, one half of the American pop-rap duo Jack & Jack, in the background of a Snapchat. Speculations of a possible relationship between them began to circulate. In June, however, social media followers became convinced that the rumored couple had allegedly broken up as there were cryptic tweets from both of them alluding to a split.