From internet sensation to a top selling entrepreneur, brand Zoella seems unstoppable
CONSIDERED internet royalty, blogger Zoella has her own waxwork in Madame Tussauds, books, a lifestyle range and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Her site reportedly earns ￡50,000 a month and she has recently been named the most powerful beauty vlogger by Forbes Magazine.
So who is Zoella? What’s her background?
Zoella is the YouTube username of 27-year-old Zoe Sugg.
She was born on March 28, 1990, to parents Tracey and Graham Sugg and raised in Lacock, Wiltshire.
Her younger brother Joe Sugg is also a vlogger and internet personality in his own right known on YouTube as ThatcherJoe where he “makes a fool of himself for your entertainment”.
She now lives in Brighton with her boyfriend and fellow online vlogger Alfie Deyes who runs PointlessBlog.
They share a pet pug called Nala.
Zoella’s best friend is Louise Pentland who also has a beauty channel called Sprinkleofglitter. The two often make appearances on each others’ YouTube Channels.
When did Zoella start on YouTube?
Zoella first started uploading videos to YouTube in 2009.
Each video lasts between 10 to 20 minutes and sees the pretty brunette talk to camera about everything from lipstick to anxiety, pets and beyond.
She recently delighted fans with a haul video from an epic Primark shopping spree of items like a fluffy throw,?high heels, skinny jeans, a jewellery box, candles and cushions.
Zoella is like the sister you never had but always wanted.
What else does?Zoella do?
Zoella is a girl of many talents.
Her debut novel Girl Online was released in November 2014. A sequel, Girl Online: On Tour was released in 2015 and a third entitled Girl Online: Going Solo was released in November 2016.
Zoella featured on the chorus of 2014 single Do They Know It’s Christmas as party of the Band Aid 30 supergroup, raising money for the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.
The single debuted at number 1 on the UK Official Singles Chart.
That same year she launched a range of beauty products under the name Zoella Beauty and has since unveiled a range of lifestyle products for the winter.
What are her social media profiles?
On Twitter Zoella goes by the username @zoella where she has over 6million followers.
Is Zoella pregnant?
Rumours have been circulating Zoella?is pregnant after she tweeted about water births.
Zoella, 27, from Brighton wrote on Twitter: “Me & Alfie talking about water birth: Me: Do you know why they need a sieve? Alfie: To catch the baby.”
It appears the light-hearted tweet was intended as a joke, as the sieve is actually used to catch excrement and other “debris” during birth.
But the tweet didn’t go unnoticed by fans, who immediately started to question whether the popular star, who has over 11 million subscribers on YouTube, is having a baby.
Do Alfie Deyes and Zoella live together?
Vlogger Zoe Sugg and her long-term boyfriend Alfie Deyes announced that they had moved into a new Brighton home?on their daily vlog channels.
But the YouTuber?pair reassured followers that they were actually busy organising the move.
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