If you haven’t heard of Lele Pons, chances are you’ve been living under a rock. But even if you haven’t heard the 21-year-old Latina’s name, you’ve likely been influenced by the social media star’s presence on the Internet. After all, the Venezuela-born Lele — whose real name is Eleonora Pons Maronese — is credited for coining the once-popular phrase, “Do it for the Vine.” Though the 6-second video-sharing platform became defunct earlier this year, Lele’s “do it for the Vine” legacy still lives on thanks to her 20 million Instagram followers, as does her comedic take on social sharing.
“People would not believe that I was the one getting hurt in my Vines,” Lele has said of why her particular brand of comedy was received so well. Many of her vids showcase Lele falling down, getting hurt, or falling into a body of water.
“I’m a physical comedian,” she continued. “I like stunts but I like, also do relatable skits and things that can help other kids say what they want to say, but I’ll act it out.”
Want to know more about Lele? Keep reading to find out how she got famous, which star’s she’s related to, and who she’s dating!
How did Lele Pons get famous?
Lele Pons started on Vine as a Viner, which is now a defunct website and app. She was the first Viner ever to surpass 1 billion loops. After spending years as one of the most popular accounts on Vine, Lele also began posting funny videos to YouTube and Instagram. She is credited with coining the popular 2013 phrase, “do it for the Vine,” which was a phrase used to encourage people to do an outrageous stunt for the sake of getting a good Vine video.
Are Lele Pons and Juanpa Zurita getting married?
Lele is dating fellow YouTuber Juanpa Zurita, 21. Though Juanpa seemed to propose to Lele on stage, while they were co-hosting the MTV Millennial Awards in Mexico City back in June, their engagement hasn’t been officially confirmed and it was likely just a stunt for the show.
The duo did, however, confirm they were a couple when they locked lips at the MTV MIAWs. Previously, Lele and Juanpa had been dating but broke things off earlier in the year. The kiss confirmed fans’ speculation that the YouTubers were in fact back together.
Can Lele Pons sing?
Though Lele really doesn’t use her social media platform to sing, it is speculated by many fans that the social media maven actually can carry a note. She’s been caught singing on YouTube, on IG stories, and on Snapchat from time to time, though she often makes fun of her voice in some of her videos.
What happened between Lele Pons and Amanda Cerny?
After years of being best friends and frequently collaborating with each other in videos, 26-year-old Amanda Cerny — who also has a mega social media following — publicly decried her friendship with Lele and announced a BFF breakup. Amanda accused Lele of going into Amanda’s social accounts and deleting some of her most popular videos.
“Lele Pons was supposed to be my best friend,” Amanda wrote in a blog post. “Then I began to notice my photos being deleted, my videos being deleted, and my account being put on private so no one could follow me. I immediately blamed the social media platforms and wouldn’t even think it was her.”
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“This was happening to me non-stop until August,” Amanda explained. She continued to detail an altercation in which she caught Lele red-handed taking Amanda’s phone and deleting photos off of her account.
Are Lele Pons and Camila Cabello related?
No — Lele and singer Camila Cabello are not related. The reason that many fans question Camila and Lela’s family trees is because Lele played Camila’s on-screen sister in Camila’s music video for “Havana.”
Are Lele Pons and Twan Kuyper related?
Lele and Twan Kuyper — another social media star who Lele often collaborates with — are friends. They are not related. Twan has four siblings and was born and raised in the Netherlands. Comparatively, Lele has no siblings and was born in Caracas, Venezuela.
Did Lele Pons go to college?
The 21-year-old did not go to college. After graduating from Miami Country Day High School in 2015, she immediately moved from Miami to Los Angeles, California to pursue her already blossoming career.
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