Matt King is a popular American social media personality with a huge fan base on Instagram. When in 2013, the world was introduced to a new social media platform called ‘Vine’, like other users Matt also jumped onto the bandwagon. Starting his social media journey as a Viner, he posted several 6-second-long looping video clips on his Vine channel. As the popularity of Vine soared, his posts started getting numerous hits and his fan following began to increase. Some of his Vine posts became viral as well. Next, he ventured into Twitter and Instagram, and with his simple selfies, he became quite popular on these platforms as well. The young internet phenomenon is also a great orator and had been the NIETOC National Champion in 2010.
Rise to Stardom
The internet has opened up several opportunities, making it possible for young people to become famous quickly. Matt King is one of those social media celebrities who have achieved fame and a remarkable fan base on Instagram within a short span of time. He began by posting his selfies and videos on his “mattrking” account. He first posted on Instagram in March 2013. Over a period of time, his posts received much popularity on the photo sharing app, enabling his internet career to take off fast. Many of his Instagram posts are very popular with over 50k hits and some even have over 450k hits, reflecting his online success. In the process, he has become a popular Instagrammer with over 603k followers.
Besides Instagram, Matt King is also popular on Twitter with more than 350k fans on his account, which he started in May 2010. Previously, he used to be extremely popular on Vine as well. His Vine post ‘Love On Top’ became viral with over 54 million loops, over 980k likes, and more than 730k revines. He had often collaborated with fellow Viners like Carly Incontro and Chris Melberger.
He started his self-titled YouTube channel in August 2013 and has till date amassed over 187k subscribers, and over 742k views. However, he does not upload videos regularly on his YouTube channel as it has only four videos so far.
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Matt King was born on July 9, 1992, in Texas, the United States. He has a younger brother named Kevin.This young Instagrammer graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. Gifted in public speaking and debate, he had competed for University of Texas’ speech and debate team. In 2010, he became the NIETOC National Champion in Original Oratory.
In 2017, he briefly dated Destry Allyn Spielberg, daughter of filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw.