Ryan Shakes is an American social-media influencer who has gained immense popularity on 'TikTok.' His debut in the social-media scene, however, was through 'YouTube,' when he was just 9 years old. Back then, he loved creating content for his channel. He then turned toward 'TikTok' and used his video-making skills to create lip-sync clips. Shakes deleted his previous 'YouTube' channel and created a new one in 2016. He is, however, more popular on 'TikTok,' where he has amassed a huge fan base.
Rise to Fame
Ryan Shakes stepped into the social-media scene in 2011, when he pursued video-making as a mere hobby. His hobby eventually turned into a passion, and he got serious about it. In late 2016, Shakes began making lip-sync videos for 'TikTok,' which was known as 'musical.ly' back then. As time passed, he started garnering the attention of his viewers. His lip-sync and comedy videos became viral, and the number of followers on his channel, too, began increasing. His '#AirfreshenerChallenge' videos acquired over two million ''views'' within just a week being uploaded. Currently, his ‘TikTok’ page, 'itsryanshakes,' has more than 4 million fans and over 144 million ''likes.'' He owns another 'TikTok' account under the name 'shakeyfam,' which is yet to acquire a fan base as huge as that of his first account. It has around 2.4 million fans.
Shakes launched his own 'YouTube' channel on January 2, 2016. However, his first 'YouTube' channel, which was created in 2011, is no longer active. His current self-titled channel on the platform hosts lip-sync clips, comedy videos, and vlogs. He also creates reaction videos on the 'TikTok' clips that he finds cringeworthy. The first video on the channel was an “intro vlog” posted on November 3, 2016. In one of the “Q&A” videos on the channel, he explained the reason behind his decision to quit 'YouTube' earlier. His current channel has accumulated only 16.1K thousand subscribers to date.
Ryan Shakes owns an 'Instagram' page called 'itsryanshakes,' where his random posts have earned him 235 thousand followers. He is also present on 'Flipagram,’ where he has amassed over a million ''views.''
His signature ear pods are available on his shopping website, 'www.shakeyfam.com.'
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Family & Personal Life
Ryan Shakes was born on December 3, 2001, in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America. He grew up with two sisters, Rochelle and Zayla, and a brother, Zayne. Nothing is known about his parents or his academic record.
He once said that if he had a superpower, he would want it to be the ability to read other people's minds. He also hopes to collaborate with Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter Drake someday.
In his spare time, he is often seen meditating. He is a huge fan of “chick flicks.” In September 2019, he introduced his pet Mylo to his fans, through an 'Instagram' post.
Shakes is good friends with fellow 'TikTok' stars Matthew Scarfone and Mrgummyking.