A report in the U. The tale begins with Paul Zimmer, a frosted-tipped, baby-faced influencer with an impressive audience of 7 million followers on the lip-synching app Musical. After the scandal, Zimmer went dark, wiping his YouTube and Instagram accounts, where he had around 1 million followers, and remained silent for almost two years. Not only did it seem like Zimmer was trying pretty poorly, it must be said to rebrand from an influencer to an actor by pretending to be another person, but that person was very much purportedly a teenager. This announcement post, like the first one he made about Becker, also showed Zimmer with a beard, seemingly to make him look older. He has been acting from a very young age and has received high praise for the charm and realism he brings to his characters. Why did this man think he needed to stop being a TikTok star to become an actor? Why did he want to become a teen? How did he think this would ever work?
The vanishing act of 'Paul Zimmer'
New decade, new influencer drama. But it soon transpired that Zimmer was soliciting gifts without following up on his promise to repay the fans who had sent them. The influencer suffered a spectacular fall from grace — when hundreds of users complained, the hashtag BanPaulZimmer started trending, and in the virtual chaos that kicked off across his social channels, Zimmer himself disappeared. His Instagram and YouTube accounts were wiped of all content, and there was no sign of him for nearly two years. Zimmer remained on the DL until late last year, when he broke his silence with a bizarre Instagram post.
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By Erica Tempesta For Dailymail. A disgraced influencer who left social media after allegedly scamming his fans is now being accused of giving himself a new, much younger identity in a poorly-executed attempt to stage a comeback. Say what? Influencer Paul Zimmer, 24, has been accused of taking on the identity of a teen actor named Troy Becker. Claim to fame: Zimmer earned millions of followers on Musical. Wild: Zimmer announced in December that he was giving his social media accounts and millions of followers to Becker. Moving on: 'Becker' started sharing posts on Zimmer's accounts following the news. He shared a side-by-side image of himself with a smattering of facial hair next to what appeared to be another picture of himself but clean-shaven, claiming it was Becker. The New Statesman pointed out that Becker had a suspiciously meager social media presence for an aspiring teen actor.
Subscriber Account active since. A social-media star, known to fans as Paul Zimmer, rose to online fame on Musical. Zimmer seemingly found early success on the app by making run-of-the-mill dancing and lip-syncing videos and mobilizing his good looks and charm. Following accusations that he had scammed his young fans, however, he disappeared from the internet. About two years later, he reemerged on social media as an entirely different person — year-old Troy Becker — as was reported by Sarah Manavis in the New Statesman on January 8. New documents obtained by Insider show that the influencer legally changed his name to his new alias, Troy Becker, last year, and that his legal name was never actually "Paul Zimmer. This was months after Zimmer had crafted the identity of Troy Becker through YouTube videos, Facebook pages, and a website, according to several online sleuths. As the New Statesman first reported, the once-popular "Paul Zimmer" disappeared from the internet in along with his partner, known as Jamie Rose, amid calls for him to be banned from Musical. But the man known as Zimmer didn't stay away from social media forever. He reappeared online with his new identity in , claiming to be a year-old aspiring actor known as Troy Becker Becker sometimes claimed to be as young as