Ariana Grande has a TikTok impersonator who looks so much like her it’s wild. Her name is Paige Niemann, she is 15, and she has a following of 2 million on TikTok. But her biggest fan might be the singer herself.
She told Entertainment Tonight that Grande sent her her a message via a direct message.
“I was so shocked that she noticed me. She’s really nice, and I kind of thought it was cool that she noticed me,” Niemann told ET. “She said, ‘I’m flattered.’ She wanted to let me know that I am beautiful in my own way and I said, ‘Thank you and thank you for being so kind to me.’ And she said, ‘I’m proud of you.'”
Niemann said that she did not make the first contact; it was all Grande.
“She reached out to me,” Niemann said. “I was shocked. She’s my idol so I was shaking a little bit…She said, ‘Let me know if you’re ever going to my Sweetener Tour, we can grab a hug.'”
Niemann has a lot of fans, but she has also had to deal with some people who aren’t necessarily big supporters.
“Ariana fans get so offended when people do anything similar to Ariana, she said in an interview on Dazed. “They’ll be like ‘be yourself,’ or that they don’t like people stealing, or that there is only one Ariana, that I’ll never be her.”