MaximeB is a Canadian Musical.ly (now known as TikTok) star who has been an inspiring influence for people suffering from ‘Treacher Collins Syndrome’ and bullying. He was diagnosed with ‘Treacher Collins Syndrome’ after birth. Having suffered from bullying due to his condition, he has been raising awareness about it. He is one of the most popular stars on TikTok having amassed a huge following of more than 1.5 million viewers. He managed to do that by posting funny comedic videos and music covers featuring himself on the app. His willingness and determination to show through his videos that people suffering from disabilities should not be bullied and treated with respect have endeared him to millions. The young TikTok star is also involved with social causes like raising awareness for Cancer. To express his support and fight against cyberbullying, he wore a pink shirt on Pink Shirt Day in 2016.
Career & Fame
MaximeB joined TikTok as a means to make funny videos and skits. Soon he started gaining the attention of viewers worldwide as people were surprised to see someone so young suffering from Treacher Collins Syndrome come in front of social media It is a genetic disorder that causes deformity of face, eyes, ears, mouth and can have serious consequences like, breathing problems etc. Needless to say, his videos started attracting cyberbullies as well. He was bullied mercilessly for his looks and even posted a TikTok video ‘Stop Bullying MaximeB’ with the lyrics “We are young / We are strong / And we will sing this song together”. This would prompt a response from even the likes of Ellen DeGeneres who promoted the video on ‘ellentube’ with the message “I just heard MAXIMEB on Musically App is being bullied and I had to right away Let everyone know ITS NOT RIGHT #StopBullying #Love #Laugh #Dance a little more it better!! Love you MAXI”.
More than 500k fans started following his channel by February 23, 2016. He started posting music covers, dance videos, and funny videos including commentaries featuring himself. In spite of his difficulty with his speech, his honest attitude and innate talent caught the attention of millions. On June 8, 2016, he announced that he had just crossed 900k followers on TikTok (earlier known as Musical.ly).
On June 28, 2016, MaximeB crossed the biggest milestone in his career when he announced on Instagram that he had more than 1 million fans on his TikTok account. This was the fastest anyone had achieved something like this within a month. He currently has over 1.5 million fans. His videos also promote awareness against bullying and cyberbullying. He has also collaborated with other TikTok stars like Ally Jenna. He is also active on the live video streaming and conversation website, YouNow, since January 9, 2016.
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MaximeB was born in Edmonton, Canada, on December 7, 2001. He was diagnosed with Treacher Collins Syndrome. He has a brother named Kevin and not much is known on social media about his parents. He goes to a regular school in Canada, enjoys traveling, and riding his hoverboard.