Lame, whose full name is Khabane Serigne Lame, was born and raised in Italy. On Wednesday, he finally took the oath of citizenship in Chiavasso, a town outside of Turin.
Following the loss of his factory job in 2020 during the coronavirus lockdown, Khaby Lame started his TikTok career. He has become a digital celebrity in just the past two years, which is nothing short of incredible. His sardonic, tongue-in-cheek videos propelled him to fame, and today he has 148 million followers on TikTok alone.