Ricky Dillon rose to fame from a very young age, smart and witty; it was not surprising to see the young kid who recorded amusing short clips in addition to making appearances on his friends YouTube channel rise to stardom. Having attained fame and media success, a lot of questions arose about his sexuality following rumors that trailed him at a time and the disclosure he made. Here, you will find out more about him including minute details about his sexual orientation.
Who is Ricky Dillon And How Old Is He?
The American YouTuber, songwriter, and singer was born on the 4th day of April 1992 in North Carolina. His family which includes his two elder sisters – Tara and Lexi would later move to Tuscumbia, Alabama when he was a year old. Ricky whose full name is Richard Porter Dillon Jr. schooled at Hoover High School and was a member of the school band. He played the trumpet as well as tennis in his time at school. Dillon then proceeded to Auburn University after high school to study film but would, unfortunately, drop out of college after three years.
Ricky started his YouTube career on January 16, 2009, when he uploaded his first video on his PICKLEandBANANA channel. Today he has hundreds of videos which has delighted his over 3.3 million fans and counting. On the whole, he boasts of over 175 million video views and in addition to his personal channel, he was a member of another YouTube group called Our2ndLife with others like Justin Caylen, Sam Pottorff, Connor Franta, Kian Lawley and Trevor Moran. The group however disbanded in 2014 after they had seen some 2.7 million subscribers.
On his personal channel, he uploads song covers and music videos. The North Carolinian native starred in a Sour Patch Kids series titled Breaking Out. He also starred in his debut single Ordinary in 2014 and his debut EP titled RPD was released on January 26, 2015. Still in the year 2015, in the month of July, his sophomore single titled BEAT gained popularity soon after he released it.
Most of his works on YouTube have been majorly on Demi Lovato who is a major influence on his musical career. He has covered many of her songs which have been released on iTunes as well.
Ricky Dillon proved he is a man of many talents when he published his book titled Follow Me: A Memoir in Challenges. In the book, he enjoins his readers to follow him on a series of challenges and changes that would ultimately change their lives for the better.
Is He Gay? – Here Are More Facts on His Sexuality
The celebrity circle is filled to the brim with people of diverse sexual identities. While over the years we have seen many come out as gays and lesbians, a lot have succeeded in putting an end to the various rumors that trailed their sexual preference by doing things to show or coming out openly to state that they are straight and core ones for that matter.
Still in this basket of controversy about who is what sexually behind their skins are some others who identify neither with their own gender or the opposite. It is in this category that Ricky Dillon has placed himself. The YouTuber stated that he is Asexual which means that he is neither sexually interested in girls nor his fellow guys.
However, nosing around for information on how long he has been this way revealed that in time past, he actually dated some girls. Online reports about his earlier love affairs revealed that he once dated fellow YouTuber Shelby Waddel in 2013 but broke up with her shortly afterward in the same year. At this same time, he was rumored to have had Alexa Losey as the apple of his eye just like Trevor Moran entered the gossip list as another lady he was romantically involved with.
Finally, when these rumors failed to hold as true and factual, a suitable twist came into it stating that he was in fact, gay. It was at this point that Ricky decided to do all of us a favor by coming out himself to tell us what goes on in his closet that we obviously have no privy to.
Strangely, he labeled himself as asexual and has been living a single life since then to lay credence to his declaration or rather claim if you would term it that.