The Most Popular Asian Superstars on TikTok

Nov 23, 2020 | AA, Asia, India, Japan, Korea, NEWS, Philippines, POP, TECH, Vietnam

In the eyes of their fans, the most followed figures on TikTok have gone past beyond celebrity status. These TikTok stars have millions of followers under their belt and many have cemented their fame by creating funny skits, lip-sync videos and duets.

Video sharing platform TikTok has taken the internet by storm, and it’s only about to get bigger. Despite launching just three years ago, TikTok’s rapid growth has allowed it to gain millions of users from Asia, even surpassing Instagram in some countries. Here are some of the most popular Asian TikTok influencers that are worth following.

Bella Poarch

Even if you don’t have Tiktok, you may have already seen Bella Poarch’s cute videos on Facebook or Instagram. Before her TikTok fame, Poarch served in the US Navy for three years. This 23-year-old Filipina has over 40 million followers on Tiktok despite only starting in April 2020. Her first TikTok video showcased her lip-synching the hit song “m to the b” which immediately went viral. Her popularity skyrocketed even further after collaborating with Tyga on some TikTok videos.


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♬ Shower - Becky G

Junya Gou

Junya Gou’s Tiktok videos will have you laughing until you feel stomach cramps. This TikTok star posts videos of him attempting, albeit mostly failing, challenges. But despite his painful stunt attempts, he never fails to make people smile. In one of his most viral videos, he is seen fitting his whole body in a hoodie, as he attempts to balance himself while jumping on a tower of puzzle mats. We bet you can already guess what happened next.


A man who does not feel pain 痛みを感じない男

♬ オリジナル楽曲 - Junya/じゅんや

Michael Jackton

The King of Pop may have perished but you can still follow Michael Jackton on TikTok. This Japanese Michael Jackson impersonator showcases the most iconic moves of the late superstar. In one video, the impersonator sips a hot cup of coffee and screams the iconic squeal from Billie Jean when he gets burnt. In other videos, he does the moonwalk on the streets as passers-by cheer him on.

Linh Barbie

There’s no other Vietnamese Tiktoker that can match the popularity of Linh Barbie. This content creator has been on Tiktok for years and her videos usually challenge the perspective of their viewers. Her narrative may seem simple at first glance, but she really does well in making her followers realize the importance of respect and equality.


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This TikTok star based in India has over 40 million followers and more than 2 billion likes. Originally from Bhutan, Riyaz has cemented his name as one of Tiktok’s premiere content creators despite his young age. He is mostly known for his dancing and lip-syncs videos, and he has also collaborated with Deepika Padukone, among other big names in the industry. Recently, Riyaz also tried acting.

Aashika Bhatia

Former child star Aashika Bhatia found her new calling with Tiktok. According to her, Tiktok offers her a great platform that allows her to entertain with her fans. In just three years upon joining the social media platform, she has maintained her goal to connect with fans and pass on the right messages when it comes to safety measures in health, as well as women empowerment.

Jongmin Oppa

Jongmin Oppa is bringing laughter to over 9 million followers on Tiktok. This content creator makes dramatic skits in Korea and despite mostly having local fans, everyone can still relate to his hilarious skits and antics.

Niana Guerrero

Niana Guerrero is not a stranger to the internet so it doesn’t come as a surprise that she has become TikTok famous. The Filipino teen started on Youtube and has amassed over 12 million subscribers there. Similar to her YouTube channel, Niana usually posts TikTok clips with her siblings Ranz Kyle and Natalia, as well as dance videos.


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♬ Dynamite - BTS

Sandy Saputra

Within one year upon joining Tiktok, Sandy Saputra rose to influencer status thanks to his dancing, lip-syncing, and pranking clips. He is usually tapped by big brands like Suntory and Coca Cola for marketing purposes. Most of his followers are under 30 years old, and this unique demographic made him the ultimate influencer brands use to target millennials.

TikTok Reigns Supreme

Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t ignore how Tiktok has grown in recent years. With tons of freedom on content creation, you’ll definitely find a creator on Tiktok you’ll love.