Having gone in high school from the shy kid to prom king, Rickey Thompson now commands an audience of millions. He is a comedian, actor, model, dancer and, above all, a huge personality. Rickey is passionate about sharing his unique and relatable – yet edgy – point of view. With his impeccable taste, Rickey has also become an influential curator in fashion and music. Alexander Wang most recently asked Rickey to walk his fashion show just this past weekend.
The 22-year-old North Carolina native got his start making videos on Vine, and in just one year, built a following of over one million. In 2015, he put college aside and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career full time. By the time Vine shut down, Rickey’s following surpassed two and a half million. Foreseeing the coming changes in the digital landscape, he focused on building his following on YouTube and Instagram where his subscribers are approaching one million and over 2 million followers respectively. Rickey has appeared in three YouTube Premium series, been on tour three times, and has collaborated with numerous brands including Calvin Klein, Diesel and Warner Bros. In October he also was the cover star of OUT Magazine as well.