Social Media Star, Jacob Sartorious

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“I was bullied in the seventh grade, and that is when I decided to post a photo on Instagram of an anti bullying. After that post, I had about five thousand followers. I started posting daily and between six or seven months I hit 500,000 followers,” stated Jacob Sartorius, 14 year old eighth grader living in Virginia.

Jacob has over 5 million followers on Instagram and more than 11 million fans on musical.ly through his lip sync videos of popular songs and gags. He also has over 900,000 followers on Vine and can be seen on Twitter too, according to the websites.

Jacob released his first single “Sweatshirt” on May 3, 2016, which has 3,313,446 downloads on iTunes, and was followed by “Hit or Miss” came out on July 25, 2016, with 21,826,854 downloads on iTunes. He recently released his third single “All My Friends” came out October 2, 2016, Jacob Sartorius’s 14th birthday which has 2,293,805 downloads on iTunes.

Jacob, whose birth name is Rolf Jacob Sartorius, was born in Oklahoma, and adopted and raised in Virginia. Rolf is also the name passed down by his grandfather and father. His social media is managed by his mother, who has appeared in some Vine videos. Rolf has an older sister, Caroline (17), who is attending Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

He stated, “Be yourself and don’t let anyone change you or your style.” He was bullied at school about his looks. He wanted to get the message out that everyone is beautiful.

Rolf also will be performing at City National Grove of  Anaheim, November 3rd, at the House of Blues in San Diego on November 4th and at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on November 6th.

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