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Jakob Kasimir Hellrigl, known popularly as Candy Ken, is an Austrian rapper, model, TikTok star, VSCO personality, and artist. Jakob is widely recognized for his unique juxtaposition of having a masculine appearance by styling it with traits from feminine pop culture. His unique personality and persona have helped him amass over 16 million followers on his @candyken69 TikTok handle.
Jakob first started rapping in 2014 when he was around 22 years old, and this helped earn quite some attention. Though TikTok remains to be the destination where he released his rap music, he gained quite the notoriety thanks to his extravagant lifestyle and wealth. His love for showing off his riches is what helped him solidify himself as one of the most popular personalities on the platform.
In a bid to set himself apart from all the other rappers, Jakob decided to create his gender-bending alter ego of Candy Ken. He first came across this idea when he was a college student and stated Hello Kitty, Japanese Kawaii culture, and Barbie dolls as the inspirations for the look as reported by Out and MTV Germany.
Jakob released his first EP, Welcome to CandyLand, in 2014 and released his second EP, Candy Ken Paradise, the following year. Two months after he dropped his second EP, Jakob released Daddy 69, his third EP in November 2015.
June 2016 saw Cany Ken release his debut album, Real Talk, which featured 12 songs.
Jakob has always been at the front of the social media revolution. Less than a year after making his rapping debut, Jakob’s social media handles blew up. His newfound fame and stardom caught the attention of Nicola Formichetta, a popular stylist and creative designer for Diesel.
This indirectly launched his modeling career as he was booked by Diesel to walk for them at the Pride Week in New York City as reported by KATLBLUT Magazine. This was followed by an appearance for Roberto Piqueras’ Berlin alternative fashion show in November 2016. Since then, Jakob has appeared in popular magazines such as VMAN magazine, Paper magazine, Vogue Taiwan, and the Korean edition of Dazed magazine.
His fame and success as a model earned him a spot on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2018 where he participated in the segment, Guess Who's High.
As of July 2022, Jakob has over 565 million likes on his TikTok account and has released two studio albums and six EPs.
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As mentioned above, Jakob first rose to prominence as an internet rapper in 2014. In a period of time when a lot of internet rappers based their identities around being tough and being thugs, Jakob decided to set himself apart. He was still a high school student when he first thought about his gender-bending persona.
Shortly after debuting his Candy Kane persona in his rap videos, Jakob immediately achieved what he had set out to do - create his own unique identity. His success as a rapper was often credited to his interesting persona, and that persona allowed him to become an internet sensation.
Within a year from making his debut as a rapper, Jakob was walking runways for prominent brands like Diesel and became a highly-sought out model.
He truly became a global icon and star after TikTok became a thing and his videos on the platform quickly became viral. Over the years, Jakob has become famous and infamous thanks to his blatant display of wealth and his lavish lifestyle.
Currently, Jakob is one of the most popular content creators on TikTok where he has over 16 million followers. Apart from that, Jakob has around 235K followers on his Instagram account.
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As of July 2022, Jakob “Candy Ken” Hellrigl has an estimated net worth of anywhere between $2-$3 million, as reported by a number of different sources, which he earns from his music career, YouTube AdSense revenue, by endorsing brands and products on his popular social media handles, and his modeling career.
Thanks to his gender-bending Candy Kane persona, Jakob has managed to amass over 16 million followers on his TikTok account, whereas he has over 235K on his Instagram account. Jakob also runs a family YouTube channel alongside his wife which also boasts of over 566K subscribers.
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Jakob Kasimir Hellrigl was born on July 27, 1992, in Bregenz, Austria. A lot of information is not available regarding his personal life.
Jakob was in a relationship with fellow YouTuber and TikTok star, Jostasy Nick for a long time. The couple finally tied the knot in October 2020 and were blessed with a son on May 28, 2021, whom they decided to name Rodeo.
Candy Ken’s most popular TikTok video in recent times has over 8.6 million views with 378K likes. The video features Rodeo trying his best to copy Jakob.
The second most popular video on Candy Ken’s TikTok has almost 7.6 million views with 472K likes. The video features Jakob and JoStasy.
Another popular video on Candy Ken’s TikTok channel has 7.4 million views and over 272K likes. The video features JoStasy’s wish to become a mom becoming true.
Another popular video on Candy Ken’s TikTok channel has 6.3 million views and over 316K likes.
Another popular video on Candy Ken’s TikTok channel has 6.5 million views and over 161K likes. It features JoStasy throwing a cinder block on a car.
A. Jakob Kasimir Hellrigl, known popularly as Candy Ken, is an Austrian rapper, model, TikTok star, VSCO personality, and artist.
A. Jakob Kasimir Hellrigl, known popularly as Candy Ken, is currently 29 years old. He was born on July 27, 1992.
A. Yes, Jakob Kasimir Hellrigl, known popularly as Candy Ken, is rich with an estimated net worth ranging anywhere between $2-$3 million as reported by a number of different sources.
A. Jakob Kasimir Hellrigl, known popularly as Candy Ken, was born in Bregenz, Austria, and is Austrian by birth.