The first thing that is noticeable about Lele Pons is that she is an overachiever that has achieved stuff that her contemporaries can hardly dream of. She has been involved in music, comedy, television and film. And to think she only got her first phone in 2011 at the age of 16.
Lele Pons who was born in Venezuela has grown up to become one of the most influential figures of entertainment in today’s world. She has even been recognised for her endeavours by heavyweights such as Forbes and TIME. But she is just getting started.
Lele Pons Bio, Age
Lele Pons may speak English fluently – Spanish and Italian too – however she is not from an English speaking country. She was born Eleonoara Pons Maronese, in Caracas, Venezuela on June 25th, 1996. When she was five years old, her family relocated to Miami, Florida in the US. Lele’s parents were an average earning couple. Luis Pons, her father, is an architect and her mother, Anna Maronese is a practising doctor. She had her high school education at Miami Country Day High School, where she graduated from in 2015. She subsequently moved to Los Angeles in California.
Pons social media stardom began on the video sharing platform, Vine. She was introduced to Vine by one of her friends when she was 16. She started on Vine by posting videos with her friends. At the time, her focus wasn’t on comedy; she was just into making creative videos.
Pons finally focused on comedy and saw her Vine viewership and followership explode exponentially. Till today, even after Vine has been shut down, her account remains one of the most prominent with over 16 billion loops. She was also the first user to make it past the 1 billion loop mark and surpassed well over 10 million followers before the app was shut down by Twitter. She is credited as the one who coined the widely used phrase “Do It For The Vine”
Her Vine efforts brought her various nominations:
- Teen Choice Awards nomination for Choice Viner, 2014
- Streamy Awards nomination for Viner of the Year, 2015
- Teen Choice Awards nomination for Female Internet Celebrity, 2015
- Landed on AOL.COM’s list of 10 Most Entertaining Latino Stars on Vine
- Shorty Awards nomination for Vine Star of the Year, 2015
- People’s Choice Awards nomination for Favorite Social Media Star, 2016
- Teen Choice Awards win for Best Viner, 2016
After Vine was closed, Lele Pons quickly shifted her attention to YouTube and quickly grew her channel to over 7 million subscribers and counting. She collaborates with Shots Studios to make short comedy videos that she posts to her channel every Monday. Lele takes her craft so seriously that she was once reported to have seriously injured herself while trying to make one of her funny videos.
Lele Pons made her first foray into television in 2016 on Scream, an American horror TV show. It may have lasted all but 7 minutes, but still, it was a big opportunity that opened doors down the line. She was also involved in Escape The Night, a YouTube Red series by Joey Graceffa.
Lele also kicked off her bibliography with her first book Surviving High School in April of 2016. She wrote the book with the assistance of Melissa de la Cruz, a New York Times bestselling author. She played a major part as Marshmello’s skate date in the music video for Summer and a host of other videos.
Her fame has also brought her some acclaim in the fashion industry. She was brought in as the Brand Ambassador for Cover Girl in February 2017. Lele Pons was invited to work in the Milan Fashion Week in the same month by Dolce & Gabbana. She also co-hosted Latina America’s 2017 MTV Millennial Awards. Pons was also one of the judges at the Miss Universe 2017 pageantry.
Pons has received numerous recognitions for her post-vine efforts:
- Streamy Awards win for Best Ensemble Cast along with the other cast members, 2016
- Listed on Time Magazine’s 30 Most Influential People on the Internet, 2016
- Won the Digital Trailblazer Award at the National Association of Latino Independent Producers’ Latino Medal Awards, 2017
- Was a member of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Celebrities Class, 2017
- Landed on the No.8 spot for Forbes’ Top Influencers of 2017 in the Entertainment Industry, 2017
- She was recognised as the personality with the most viewed Instagram stories in 2017
Lele Pons’ Boyfriend
Lele has a dating profile that is easy to look up, although she has never officially stated the facts about any of them. In 2015, she was believed to be dating YouTube celebrity Juanpa Zurita. Her Instagram posts of the both of them and a video of them kissing endorsed these speculations.
The next person to hit the speculation desk was Vine artist King Bach in 2016, again thanks to her posts. This too did not last very long. She is believed to be in a steady relationship now with boyfriend and former Viner Twan Kuyper. Her dating profile suggests that she’s got a thing for fellow social media stars.
Height, Feet and Net Worth
Pons stands at a respectable height of 5 feet 6 inches (170 cm) and maintains a healthy weight. Her constant activity on her videos is probably a big reason for how fit she looks.
Lele has definitely worked for her money through all her endeavours in the last few years. Her net worth is estimated at a whopping $2 million.