Taylor Michael Caniff, born in Princeton, Indiana, started by posting content on Vine and YouTube between 2012 and 2013. In 2013, he became part of the MAGCON crew, which was a convention event that allowed fans to meet and interact with their favorite internet personalities. Caniff then went on to co-star alongside social media influencer Cameron Dallas in the reality TV series “Chasing Cameron,” which premiered on Netflix in 2016. Caniff counts over 2.5 million followers on Instagram and Twitter, respectively, and recently founded his NFT company, NFT Marketplace. We’ll help you celebrate the social media influencer’s special day right here.
Taylor Michael Caniff
February 3, 1996
Taylor Michael Caniff, who is now an internet sensation with more than four million followers on social media, has won the hearts of many with his charismatic personality and bad-boy attitude. While he’s now at the top of his game, the young Indiana native didn’t always have it so easy. The young influencer, who grew up poor, first launched his Youtube channel at the age of 16 in 2012. He then went on to release videos in the form of sketches and pranks on Vine, all of which put him on the road to fame. Caniff eventually went on to be a part of the original crew for MAGCON – a meet-and-greet convention that grants fans the chance to interact with their favorite online influencers.
In 2014, Caniff created a hip-hop band, 2Virgins with DJ, rapper, and producer, Dillion Rupp. The duo released singles such as ‘Buckwild’ and ‘Like Who.’ In 2016, he collaborated with Trey Schafer for a song dubbed ‘Cash on Me.’ That same year, “Chasing Cameron” debuted on Netflix with Caniff co-starring in the reality series alongside Cameron Dallas. Caniff is considered part of the OGs who have contributed to what influencing has become today. Throughout his career, however, Caniff has come under fire and has been accused by several online personalities of posting comments that were viewed as homophobic and transphobic. In 2016, the social media personality was also accused of having made sexist comments, for which he apologized publicly on Twitter.
In 2015, as a response to the homophobia allegations and the death of a fan, Caniff decided to use his channel to raise awareness about bullying and mental health. Caniff released a YouTube video talking about his fan Megan’s death, and how it affected him. He then went on to announce that he’d be using his YouTube channel to help bring awareness to mental health struggles, urging his fans to reach out to him in the comments and discuss whatever they want. Caniff has 2.5 million followers on Instagram and Twitter, bringing him to a whopping five million total followers on the two platforms combined. He recently founded NFT Marketplace, which is a company providing all the latest NFT-related news with part of its services including growing NFT projects and access to a network of influencers and celebrities.
Caniff launches his YouTube Channel and begins his rise to fame.
Caniff joins MAGCON and tours the U.S on a fans meet-and-greet.
Caniff collaborates with Dillon Rupp to form the Hip-Hop duo, 2Virgins and they release their first single, ‘Buckwild.’
Caniff co-stars alongside Cameron Dallas in “Chasing Cameron” which premiers on Netflix.
Why We Love Taylor Caniff
His love for his nana
He recently wrote a sweet post for his grandma, who passed away in 2017. He wished her a happy Mother’s Day and said that she was his everything.
He’s not a quitter
After MAGCON and a subsequent solo tour, Caniff admits that he lost everything because he wasn’t surrounded by the right people. He didn’t give up though and went on to hustle until he recently founded his own company.
He admits his mistakes
When Caniff was accused of making sexist comments, he listened to his fans. He did not make excuses and instead chose to offer a public apology. We respect him for that.
5 Surprising Facts
He’s struggled with anxiety
Caniff has been open about his struggles with anxiety and depression that he says have come as a result of living in the Hollywood scene.
Most of his followers are girls
A large percentage of the fans that would show up to the meet and greets were girls.
He’s a wild child
Caniff has been dubbed the wild child of the group by his MAGCON partners and he’s also known for being very outspoken.
He did a solo tour
After MAGCON, Caniff arranged to go on a solo tour, the “RV Project Tour," where he sold his own merchandise and was generating about $3000 a night.
He’s friends with Shawn Mendes
One of Caniff’s friends and part of the original MAGCON group is Shawn Mendes.
Taylor Caniff FAQs
Why did Taylor Caniff get canceled?
He’s been accused by other social media personalities of using homophobic and transphobic rhetoric.
Where is Taylor Caniff now?
He recently launched NFT Marketplace, which keeps followers informed on all the latest NFT news, among other services.
What group is Taylor Caniff in?
He was part of the MAGCON boys.
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