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A teenager who earns up to £10,000 a day from her lip syncing TikTok videos says she doesn't see the point in going to university.
Alicia Breuer, 17, had originally planned to go to university to study psychology, but started posting videos on TikTok last year to stave off some lockdown boredom.
Her account quickly gained popularity and Alicia now has more than 748,000 followers on TikTok, as well as almost 200,000 on Instagram.
Her popularity means she can pick up between £1,000 and £10,000 a day, meaning she out earns her parents Frank and Tammy.
Alicia, who lives in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, said: "If I'm now able to make £10,000 some days I'm going to focus on my videos more heavily when my last school year ends very soon - as there's no point in me going to university.
"But I don't think I would have even started again on TikTok if the pandemic hadn't come along and I'd have been going to school full-time."
She added: "The majority of my videos are lip syncing to music.
"But one of my first viral ones was a transition video of myself in the mirror, where I wiped across the screen with a cloth and edited videos together, so there were suddenly changes in what I was wearing.
"I also now put my own twist on things that are trending.
"But none of them take too long - even a transition video only takes an hour to make.
"My success has taken me a bit by surprise, but it has led to me replanning my future.
"I was going to study psychology at uni, but after this all took off I didn't apply in the end."
Due to her popularity on the platform, Alicia was spotted by digital talent manager Jessica Henig.
She was able to match the teen up with some huge brands including Lancome, Urban Outfitters. Boohoo, Benefit, Fenty Beauty and Bershka.
Alicia is hopeful her TikTok success will help open doors for her in the future while allowing her to get ahead without the need for university.
She said: "This whole whirlwind has been a bit of an eye-opener.
"But I've always wanted to own my business and now we're in an era where you can be smart and become a successful company boss while bypassing the traditional route of going to university.
"By using skills in the digital world and creating content that gets out to millions of people on platforms you can realise your dreams and ambitions much quicker - and with thousands of followers you can become well-known, like many past big name businesswoman and TV stars."
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