Are you interested in playing video games? Or perhaps you are interested in listening to quality music? The viral personality we will be talking about today does both of it with absolute finesse. Bella Poarch is a professional gamer and also a songwriter and singer. She started her journey from TikTok.
As of today, Bella Poarch has a massive following on TikTok and falls amongst the top 5 most followed TikTokers in the world. Her story to fame and stardom is a unique one. In today’s RTF, we walk you through how Bella made it to the world of stardom through her gameplay and cosplay videos on TikTok.
Hailing from Philipines, Bella Poarch was born on February 9, 1997. She is 24 years old. The TikToker was raised by her grandmother and later got adopted by another family.
Her family life was filled with struggles. Her adoptive father used to abuse her and her brother used to abuse her verbally, mentally, and physically. He was American while her adoptive mother was from the Philippines. From here comes Bella Poarch’s Filipino-American nationality.
After being adopted, most of her childhood was spent on a farm. At the tender of 7, she had to work nearby where they lived. Later on, Bella Poarch came to America with her family. Here, she lived with her Aunt for a few months but later shifted to Texas.
The family moved to Texas due to Bella’s father’s bypass surgery. Even though less, mental abuse from her father at home was still prevalent.
US Navy: Lesser Known Version Of Bella Poarch
Today as Bella Poarch has become one of the most influential personalities on the Internet, it makes sense to ask where she was prior to her TikTok days. Well, the answer may surprise many of you.
Bella Poarch was officially a United States Navy Vet. She joined the US Navy in 2017. A quick glance at the older posts on her Instagram account highlights her Navy days. She served for four years after eventually leaving in 2020.
The exit from the US Navy marked the beginning of a new chapter in Bella’s life. This chapter was going to take her on a ride to the top of Internet charts among many popular names of the world.
Starting A TikTok Account
If we talk about her social media presence, Bella Poarch shot to fame at a rapid pace. It was about the time when COVID lockdowns were nearing in January 2020 coupled with her exit from the Navy that Bella signed up a TikTok account in her name.
By April, Bella Poarch had clearly defined her TikTok content niche as gaming and cosplay. One of her TikTok videos went viral overnight. She was seen lip-syncing to the song by Millie B called Sophie Aspin Send. It became the most liked TikTok video of all time. This very incident shaped Bella Poarch’s TikTok journey ahead.
Making It Big On TikTok
After the viral moment of her career, Bella Poarch felt motivated and energized. She had bigger ambitions now. This translated to Bella starting up her own Twitter and YouTube account. Meanwhile, on TikTok, the young girl was averaging around 1 million followers each day.
Like many other successful influencers, Bella also started her own merch RIPNDIP x Paca Collaboration. This was a limited edition clothing line that attracted a lot of attention from her fans.
Bella Poarch was noticed by some of the biggest Esports organizations in the world due to her live gaming streams TikTok videos: 100 Thieves and FaZe Clan.
In the last month of 2020, Bella struck a deal with the international music label Warner Records. She released her debut single in May 2021 titled Build A B—h. Billboard labelled the music video of her debut single as “a comic slice of new-school pop”. The video featured many other well-known internet personalities Valkyrie, Mia Khalifa, and Bretman Rock. The song went on to feature in the Top 60 of US Charts, top 30 in the UK Album Chart, and was amongst the Top 25 in the Irish Singles charts.
In a podcast called The CouRage and Nadeshot Show, the 24-year-old TikToker revealed that her debut single was a glimpse of her experiences of being bullied as a child.
Bella Poarch has been nominated for the Global Creator at MTV Millennial Awards 2021.
In a short career span, Bella Poarch got herself involved in many controversies online as well. Once she received a lot of judgment and criticism for calling her coloured friend ‘Harambe’, the gorilla, who was infamously killed in the Cincinnati Zoo back in 2016. Bella was labelled as racist by many users online. She later offered an explanation about the entire thing and came out clean.
She also received a lot of criticism for a tattoo that was similar to the Japanese Rising Sun Flag. The art was considered offensive by some Southeast and East Asians. In September 2020, Bella apologized and immediately had it covered.
Bella Poarch’s Complete Journey To Fame – Rise To Fame
With all that Bella has achieved in her 18-month long career as an internet personality, the headroom for growth remains huge.
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