TiKTok started off as a mere app for fun and sharing bite-sized videos, but it has grown pretty fast attracting celebrities and other prominent personalities. To ensure that users are dealing with real and authentic people, TikTok thought it wise to rollout a verification program. TikTok only awards verification badges to its most authentic, popular and influential users. There are two types of verified profiles on TikTok; verified users and popular users.
In order to become a verified user, you must be an actual celebrity and with notability. But for popular user, you just need to be a person who consistently curates great content on the site. It’s important to note that, there isn’t a page where you can request to be verified, rather TikTok support team will reach out to you if you fall in either category.