Several celebrities are known to have gained fame and popularity in an instant, the hilarious and suave internet personality and model – Juanpa Zurita is one of such stars. Juanpa has a natural charisma which is responsible for his large following on various social platforms. It is not a surprise that he commands a following of over 17.8 million on his Instagram page.
The social media sensation also has 8 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, 5 million followers on his Twitter account and a total of 6 million fans on his Facebook page. His rise to fame started on his Vine channel; his first post on the platform which was uploaded on the 11th of June 2013, recorded an astounding number of views, running into thousands within a few days of its publication.
Even after the closure of Vine, his Instagram page leveraged on his Vine popularity to build up the amazing following it has today.
Biography & Age
The multi-talented entertainer was born as Juan Pablo Martínez-Zurita Arellano in Mexico City on the 29th of March 1996. His parents, Teresa Arellano and Fernando Martínez-Zurita Reed raised him along with two brothers and a sister. His siblings – Paola Zurita and Andrés Zurita are also popular social media personalities but his other brother Fernando Zurita does not seem to have any interest in blogging. During his formative years, his father got an appointment at the Mexican Embassy in the US as a political counsellor and he had to relocate with his family to the United States. As a result, the family currently lives in Los Angeles.
Juanpa Zurita graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. He also excelled in field and track events during his years in school.
The internet personality has also shown his Philanthropic side in giving back to the society. He is an ambassador of Liter for Light, an organization whose main focus is providing electricity to communities that don’t have. Juanpa Zurita’s philanthropy has reached countries like The Philippines, Brazil and Mexico.
Juanpa Zurita: Career
The handsome model and actor started his social media career with the creation of his Vine account where he published content in both English and his native Spanish language. He had already raked in a total of 1.8 million followers by the time the Vine platform was shut down in 2017. Like many other Vine stars, his Instagram account leveraged on his Vine popularity to attract over 17.8 million followers. He has also launched a YouTube channel where he publishes mostly in Spanish.
His career as a model took-off in 2016; since then, firms like Pull&Bear made use of his services at their events. In October 2016, he did a promo for Calvin Klein in Mexico City. By the next year, he was in Paris to collaborate in a fashion show with Louis Vuitton. In 2017, he walked the runway for Dolce & Gabbana in Milan for Fashion Week. The talented model was featured on the cover page of GQ Italia in their July-August edition of 2017.
Juanpa Zurita has made several appearances in many television series and movies as well. In 2017, Netflix announced the development of a series on the life of Luis Miguel, featuring Juanpa as the singer’s brother, Alex. At the Palacio de los Deportes Mexico, he hosted the 2017 MTV Millennial Awards on June 3, 2017, with Lele Pons.
Is JuanPa Zurita Engaged To Lele Pons?
Despite being social a media celeb, Juanpa has always kept the details of his personal life away from the media. However, it is widely believed that he has been in an on-again-off-again relationship with fellow social media sensation, Lele Pons, since 2016, although this has never been confirmed by either Juanpa or Lele.
The presumed couple met in 2016 and since then, they have collaborated on many videos together and even appeared in Anitta & J Balvin’s Downtown lyric video together.
At the MTV MIAW 2017 in Mexico, Juanpa Zurita got down on one knee and popped the big question to Lele Pons on stage but the duo later revealed that it was just a prank. For clarification purposes, Juanpa Zurita is not yet engaged.
Height & Weight
Juanpa Zurita is considered attractive, thanks to his charming personality, lean build and chiselled features. His height is listed as 5 feet 9 inches (180cm) while his body weight is recorded to be 75 kg. The social media personality has dark blond hair with natural blue eyes.