Bella Poarch’s TikTok account currently has 76.7 million followers and over a billion likes, but there’s more to her than cutesy lip-syncing and face zooms. After her successful debut as a singer with the original song Build A B*tch, the content creator was recently spotted in Los Angeles accompanied by BLACKPINK members Jennie and Rose. Can we expect a music collab in the coming months? We’re keeping our fingers crossed.
Rosé and Bella Poarch were spotted together in LA😱❤️ #rosé #blackpink pic.twitter.com/XqDqdlgo6t— Bella Poarch Now (@bellapoarchnow) July 22, 2021
Aside from her musical endeavours, Bella’s also been working with luxury beauty brands such as Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent. But who is Bella Poarch? If you’re curious to know more about her, here are some fast facts you need to know.
She’s an Asian-American immigrant
She served in the U.S Navy
In a podcast interview, Bella shared that she enlisted in the military as a way to figure out life post-high school. She started boot camp at the age of 17 and was the youngest and shortest in her batch. In the same interview, she described what military life is like and the friendships she made in the four full years of her service. Yup, this girl is truly badass.
She’s close to Bretman Rock
It wasn’t until recently that people found out about Bella’s connection with another social media star — Bretman Rock. She appeared on Bretman’s YouTube channel, where they tie-dyed shirts, shared snippets about growing up in the Philippines, becoming famous on social media, and their supposed familial relationship. Bretman specifically said Bella’s his cousin, but we don’t know if this is actually true or just playful banter. Nevertheless, the two have posted several candid videos of them speaking Tagalog and Ilocano while referring to each other as cousins. They even celebrated New Year’s Eve together, according to one of Bella’s Instagram stories. Hopefully, we’ll see more of them together in future videos.
She’s a gamer
what’s your favorite game?😅♬ Leave Me Alone - Culture Wars
Bella’s first TikTok videos were gaming-centric. But did you know she’s also an avid gamer in real life? Some games she likes to play include Minecraft (a world-building simulation game), Fortnite (first-person shooter), and Tekken (3D fighting game). As a content creator, she’s also appeared in several Twitch live streams with popular creators for multiplayer games like Among Us and Fall Guys. So if she’s not busy on TikTok, she’s probably playing and immersing herself in a video game.
She’s opened up about her mental health
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Finally, Bella’s also touched on her struggle with mental health in sporadic social media updates. She’s talked about her depression, PTSD, and anxiety, which she admitted can be triggered by the online hate she sometimes receives online. Luckily, she has a support system to turn to to help her cope with it.
Bella Poarch’s rise to online fame on TikTok was quick but seeing her expand into music — and potentially collaborating with big stars like BLACKPINK — only shows that she has more to share with the world. We don’t know about you, but we’re definitely keeping an eye on this gal!
(Cover photo from: @bellapoarch)
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