LOS ANGELES — Nash Grier trended on Twitter worldwide on Monday, his 18th birthday. Users posted collages of him, fan art and — of course — countless heart emojis.

But who is Grier? Though the 18-year-old shies away from the label “celebrity,” that’s certainly what he’s become.

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The North Carolina native has amassed 12.4 million followers on Vine, 5 million followers on Twitter, more than 8 million followers on Instagram and about 4.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

With long floppy brown hair, blue eyes and funny short videos, Grier has charmed young fans by essentially becoming the modern “teenage dream.” And it all started just two years ago with one Vine video. Read more…

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