20-year-old CJ OperAmericano is a Snapchat artist who initially used the app just to share her cute creations with family and friends. She was a barista who loved funny little characters, her favorite at the time being Opera Chicken (that plus coffee equals OperAmericano). As it turned out, there was a whole community of Snapchat artists ready to take her in and help her grow into the major influencer that she is today. Her friendships with Evan Garber and Shonduras opened the door to partnerships with companies like Disney, Apple, and Walmart. No matter where she goes or what she’s doing, she is joined by her characters, especially Claus the cloud, who floats happily into the hearts of CJ’s countless followers.