|Real name||Denarie B. Poarch|
|Date of Birth||1997-02-08 00:00:00|
|Place of Birth||The Phillippines|
|Current Residence||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Alma Master||Local Private School in the US|
|Net Worth||$7-8 Million USD (Approx)|
|Debut||TikTok: 2020 Instagram: 2016|
|Height||5 Feet 2 Inches|
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms – 56 kg in Pounds – 123 lbs|
|Famous for||TikTok star|
|Likeable Culture||Japanese culture|
|First cover photoshoot||FLJ magazine|
|Favourite Artists||Prince, Dua Lipa, and Madonna|
|No of Followers||over 85 million|
|Cousin||YouTuber Bretman Rock|
With the advent of COVID-19, the world as we knew it came to a halt. Consequently, virtual platforms such as TikTok became the preferred medium of entertainment and self-expression for the youth. As the popularity of TikTok skyrocketed, the concept of TikTok influencers and celebrities emerged. Today, these TikTok celebrities have a massive following and are branching out into other platforms. So, unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, you have probably heard of Bella Poarch.
Bella Poarch is a Filipina-American TikTok star who rose to fame in 2020 when one of her videos instantly went viral and received global attention. With over 87 million followers, she is the fourth most followed person on TikTok at the moment. While Bella is famous for her lip-syncing videos and anime cosplays, she has ventured into the music industry and regularly advocates for the rights of the Asian-American community.
How Was Her Life Before TikTok?
Bella Poarch comes from a rather unique background for your regular American TikTok Star. Born in the Philippines, her grandmother raised her in a slum until she was three years old. Then, never having known her biological parents, she was adopted by an American military man (stationed there at the time) and his Filipino wife before moving to the United States.
Bella is a pandora’s box of surprises, and when she opened up about her abusive childhood, it all came as a shock to her fans. In an interview, she talked about how the abuse began after she had turned six, living at her family farm. Bella spoke of her adoptive father’s dream to own his house and farm. But she believes that’s where the trouble began. Bella and her stepbrother had to work on the farm as children while their father watched from his air-conditioned room. Cutting grass with sickles was considered normal practice for Bella as a child growing up on their farm.
Moreover, they were not allowed to sit on the couch while watching television, although her elder stepsisters were. It was a rather saddening thought when she spoke of how she was prohibited from speaking her native language in her home.
Why Did Bella Poarch Join The Military?
In 2017, the 26-year-old TikTok sensation joined the navy as a vet. A quick scroll down her Instagram timeline will have you obsessing over her endearing pictures in uniform. She joined the US Navy at the young age of 17 and served for three years before switching lanes in 2020 to explore other interests.
Bella herself admits that one of her driving forces behind joining was her desire to escape the abuse at home. In a way, being in the navy made her feel liberated. However, despite gaining some valuable lessons about life and relationships, her time in the navy was bittersweet at best. While there, Bella was unfortunately diagnosed with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Bella’s military career soon met its end and she decided it was time to prioritize her mental well-being instead.
How Did She Become A TikTok Celebrity?
Bella Poarch’s TikTok journey has been gratifying, to say the least. She initially joined TikTok in early 2020. However, she rose to TikTok stardom in August 2020, when she lip-synced to Millie B’s infamous track ‘M to the B.’ That particular video eventually went on to be the most viewed and liked video on TikTok.
Her portfolio of facial expressions, along with videos of and with her stuffed animal ‘Paca,’ ran an algorithmic marathon of success overnight.
Is Bella Poarch Inspired By Japanese Culture?
Bella’s TikTok content reflects her love and appreciation for Japanese culture, media, and music. When Bella was stationed in Japan, she found herself in love with its distinct culture and history. Bella is also a huge fan of anime, with Tokyo Ghoul, Death Note, and Naruto being her favorites. In 2021, she even went on to get a Japan-inspired tattoo.
However, this seemingly innocent gesture led her to the first controversy of her career. Her rising sun tattoo was quickly deemed offensive by her Korean fans, who consider it a symbol of Japanese imperialism, and Bella was subjected to heavy criticism. In an attempt to right things, Bella took to Twitter to publicly apologize and later had her tattoo covered.
What Are Her Most Significant Career Achievements?
Bella is an individual of many talents. Besides being a full-time TikTok sensation, she is also a Billboard Hits singer (her debut song ‘Build a B*tch’ landed no.58 on Billboard top 100s). Moreover, we already know she served four years in the U.S. Navy. Her TikTok collaboration with rapper Tyga also earned her considerable fame and network among her fandom. Currently, Bella is the third-most followed star on Tiktok with 87.6 million followers and rising. Besides, she recently won Breakout Creator of the Year at the 11th Streamy Awards.
What Celebrities Is She Close To?
Bella Poarch is close friends with the famous rapper Tyga. She is also the cousin of popular Filipino-American Youtuber slash influencer Bretman Rock. American pop singer Melanie Martinez is among the various celebrities she hangs around with.
Bella is also frequently spotted in videos with fellow TikTok stars Anokhina Liza, Noah Beck, and Benji Krol.
What Are Some Of Her Favorite Hobbies?
Bella loves dancing and singing to all kinds of funky music. She’s a natural at her goofy lip-sync videos, while gaming is something she also enjoys as a hobby. Bella enjoys playing Minecraft and Fortnite, as well as Tekken and Mortal Kombat. As mentioned earlier, Bella is an avid lover of anime and a cosplay artist.
What Brands Has She Collaborated With?
Bella’s fame has garnered multiple brand collaborations in her portfolio. Glossy Co, Eos, Moncler, Valentino, and RipNDip are a few of her most popular collaborations.
Is Bella Poarch A Social Activist?
Bella Poarch is a vocal social-media activist against anti-Asian racism and sentiment. The COVID-19 pandemic saw a rise in hate crimes against Asian communities in the States. Being a Filipino-American herself, Bella Bella was distinctively vocal against this discrimination, and she reached out to support the victims. She looks up to Asian singer and actor Lea Salonga as one of her inspirations for Asian culture.
What Is Bella Poarch’s Net Worth?
As of 2022, Bella Poarch’s net worth stands at 2 million USD. Given her rising popularity on TikTok, music career, and advertisement deals with different famous brands, this number is only expected to grow in the following months.
What Is Next For Bella Poarch?
Bella Poarch’s success has been exponential, and her stardom has reached worldwide. From her small beginnings in the Philippines to be a ‘Billboard Top 100’ hit singer, she has had quite a success in recent years. In 2021, Bella signed with Warner Records and entered the music industry. Recently, she was appointed as the Ambassador for the video game Ragnarok Origin.
Right now, she sits in Forbes’ 2022 list of 30 under 30, and it seems the sky is the limit.
What Is Bella Poarch’s Real Name?
Not many people know this, but Bella’s official birth name is Denarie B. Poarch.
Does Bella Poarch Have A Boyfriend?
No, Bella Poarch is currently single. However, she has admitted to having two boyfriends in the past. Her relationship with her last ex began while she was in the military but they decided to end things when she left.
Is Bella Poarch Dating Tyga?
Despite the rumors, Bella has confirmed that she is in fact, not dating hip-hop artist and rapper Tyga.
Does Bella Poarch Have Tattoos?
Yes, Bella is big on tattoos and has at least four at the moment, including a ship on her back, a Bible verse on her chest, and a bow on each of her thighs. She had the controversial Japanese rising sun flag tattooed on her arm, but it is now covered.
Is Bella Poarch Rich?
Bella Poarch is reportedly the fourth richest TikTok star at the moment. She is said to have generated $5 million as revenue in 2021.