The first thing that stands out about Lele Pons is that she is a high-flyer who has achieved things that her contemporaries can hardly dream of. She has worked in music, comedy, television, and film. And when you consider that she didn’t get her first phone until 2011 at the age of 16.
Lele Pons, who was born in Venezuela, has grown into one of the most influential figures in today’s entertainment world. She has even been recognized for her efforts by heavyweights like Forbes and TIME. But she has only just begun.
Lele Pons Bio, Age
Lele Pons is fluent in English – also Spanish and Italian – but she does not come from an English-speaking country. She was born on June 25, 1996, in Caracas, Venezuela, as Eleonora Pons Maronese. When she was five years old, her family moved to Miami, Florida, in the USA. Lele’s parents were an average earning couple. Luis Pons, her father, is an architect, and her mother, Anna Maronese, a practicing doctor. She received her high school education at Miami Country Day High School, which she completed in 2015. She then moved to Los Angeles, California.
The fame of Pons Social Media began on the video-sharing platform Vine. At the age of 16, one of her friends introduced her to Vine. She started on Vine by publishing videos with her friends. At that time she did not focus on comedy but simply made creative videos.
Pons eventually focused on comedy and saw her audience and following for Vine explode exponentially. To this day, even after the closure of Vine, 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, surpassing well over 10 million followers before the app was shut down by Twitter. She is considered to be 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.
Her biggest social media following though is on Instagram.
Lele Pons made her first foray into television in 2016 on Scream, an American horror TV show. Although it only lasted 7 minutes, it was still a great opportunity that opened doors for her across the board. She was also involved in Escape The Night, a YouTube Red series by Joey Graceffa.
With her first book Surviving High School in April 2016, Lele launched her bibliography. She wrote the book with the support of Melissa de la Cruz, a New York Times best-selling author. She played an important role as Marshmello’s skater in the music video for the summer and in a number of other videos.
Her fame has also earned her some acclaim in the fashion industry. In February 2017 she was hired as brand ambassador for the cover girl. Lele Pons was invited by Dolce & Gabbana to participate in Milan Fashion Week that same month. She also co-hosted the MTV Millennial Awards 2017 from Latina America. Pons was also one of the jury members of the Miss Universe 2017 competition.
Pons has received numerous recognitions for her work in the post-wine sector:
- 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 recognized 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 either of them. In 2015 she was believed to be dating YouTube celebrity Juanpa Zurita. Her Instagram posts of the two and a video of them kissing confirmed this speculation.
The next person to reach the speculation table was the wine artist, King Bach, in 2016, again thanks to her contributions. This also did not take very long. It is assumed that she is now in a firm relationship with her boyfriend and former Viner Twan Kuyper. Her dating profile suggests that she has a thing for other social media stars.
Height, Feet, and Net Worth
Pons stands at a respectable height of 170 cm (5 feet 6 inches) and maintains a healthy weight. Her constant activity on her videos is probably an important reason for how fit she looks.
Lele has definitely worked for her money in all her efforts over the last few years. Her net worth is estimated at a whopping $2 million.