No matter if you are or aren’t for it, TikTok has seemingly become a huge influence on pop culture today. Especially so for the world of music with the For You Page algorithms introducing tracks like Conan Gray‘s Heather and Olivia Rodrigo’s Driver’s License in bite-sized clips and turning them into chart-topping hits overnight.
Needless to say, it was indeed a pleasant surprise when TikTok sensation Bella Poarch – famously known for creating last year’s viral TikTok video of her lipsyncing to Millie B’s M To The B – made an astounding singing debut with her music video Build A B*tch that remained in the #1 spot of YouTube’s trending music chart for the last week. The 24-year-old recently signed with Warner Records too.
With over 68 million fans, the Filipino-American star is the third most-followed account on TikTok and her latest single will mark an interesting gateway into her newfound pop star career – one that’s filled with an empowering message about unapologetic self-acceptance and defying the norms of societal beauty standards.
Ahead, we give you a primer to the building blocks of Poarch’s fierce yet sultry wardrobe she donned in the music video.