Who is Alli Simpson?
Alli Simpson is a multi-talented young Australian who made her mark in showbiz as an actress, singer, model, host, dancer and fashion columnist. She forayed into showbiz inspired by her singer-songwriter, dancer and actor brother Cody Simpson. She started posting vlogs, beauty videos, cover songs and interviews on YouTube launching her account SoAlli which with time amassed millions of views and umpteen subscriptions. Four singles she released through her own label, So Alli Records drew millions of views on YouTube. She furthered her fame hosting her own radio show ‘The Alli Simpson Show’ on ‘Radio Disney’ interviewing showbiz personalities and offering advice to callers on varied subjects. Such feat made her the youngest nationally syndicated radio host. Her unique way of connecting with listeners and sharing advices and experiences with them made the show a big hit. She worked with Macy’s and Delia's and had a thriving two-year stint with imPRESS nails. At present she is the face of Claire's and Mudd Clothing. Her acting endeavours include featuring in film ‘12 Dogs of Christmas Two: A Great Puppy Rescue’; in TV shows like ‘Punk'd; and in IMO Girls YouTube episodes.
The Meteoric Rise To Stardom
She stepped into the world of entertainment motivated by her brother, Cody Simpson’s rise to stardom. At the very outset she set her stage by uploading cover songs, beauty videos, vlogs and interviews on YouTube. Gradually her YouTube channel ‘SoAlli’ that she launched on November 11, 2009, started getting attention and with time accumulated more than 60 million views and around half a million subscribers. She came up with four singles released through her own label ‘So Alli Records’. Of these some made way to the Billboard charts. All the four songs thrived in winning millions of views on YouTube. These include ‘Wish U Were Here’ (July 14, 2012) with over 4.2 million views, ‘Why I'm Single (June 10, 2013) with more than 10 million views, ‘Notice Me’ (November 18, 2013) with over 21 million views and ‘Roll 'em Up (feat. Jack & Jack)’ (August 12, 2015) with over 6.7 million views. Cody Simpson and Selena Gomez wrote the last track for her.
While focussing on music, she added another feather on her cap by becoming the youngest ever nationally syndicated radio host coming up with her own live weekly three-hour radio show, ‘The Alli Simpson Show’ at Radio Disney. In the show she interviews celebrities from showbiz, up and coming artists and others who grabbed the limelight. Some showbiz personalities who graced her show include Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, James Bay, Nick Jonas and Gwen Stefani among others. One of its interesting parts is where she addresses several topics like music, fashion, family, friends and boys and connects with her audience and fans by interacting with callers on these subjects. The unique way in which she engages with her listeners and callers and shares her advice and experiences with them has made the show quite popular garnering over 20 million listeners a week. She played OMI's smash hit ‘Cheerleader’ in the international hits segment of her show and thus became the first US DJ to hit the track on Radio Disney. She will gear up in a new avatar as ‘Youth Engagement Officer’ at Radio Disney. This new and bigger role of the damsel will see her aid the radio network in informing and communicating about the relevant subjects, challenges and trends of the youth today. She will engage the youth in meaningful conversations and make sure that their voice reaches all platforms of the radio network.
This multi-faceted personality who has inspired many by successfully treading different paths of the entertainment business has also had a thriving career in modelling so far. She was part of the back to school strategy of Macy's and Delia's, and launched fashion shows and in-stores across the nation. She modelled for Love Pastry shoe brand; remained face of press-on nails company imPRESS nails where she also launched her own line recently. At present she is the face of Mudd Clothing and Claire's. This talented and free-spirited beauty has also displayed her mettle in acting. Her acting pursuits till present includes featuring in the Sean Patrick Flanery starrer film ‘12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue’ (2012); appearing in Awesomness TV's IMO Girls YouTube episodes in 2013 and in its comedy TV series ‘Hacking High School’ in a lead role in 2017; as also in different television programs like ‘Piper's Quick Picks’, ‘Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards’ and ‘Punk'd’. Apart from YouTube, Alli is also gaining prominence in other social media platforms furthering her popularity with each passing day. Both her Instagram account ‘allisimpson’ and Twitter account ‘allisimpson’ have accumulated over 1.5 million followers while her Facebook profile ‘allimichellesimpson’ has already garnered over 1.6 million likes.
She has remained vocal on anti-bullying and got involved in many such initiatives. In fact one of her initial working pursuits involved serving the anti-bullying organization ‘Defeat the Label’. She also engages herself with charities associated with betterment of children. These include serving the Teen Advisory Council of ‘We Are Safe Foundation’ and playing the role of a Teen Ambassador for the ‘Children's Miracle Network’.
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Behind The Curtains
She was born Alli Michelle Simpson on April 24, 1998 in Gold Coast Hospital, Gold Coast, Australia, in a close knit family of Angie and Brad Simpson. She has two brothers, elder Cody and younger Tom. She is also related to YouTube star Anneliese Simpson. Alli was a competitive swimmer in Australia in her younger days. In 2010 she relocated to Los Angeles, California, US with her family where she presently resides with them. When not working, this ravishing diva likes going to the beach, swimming, spending time with friends, exercising, eating, shopping, listening to music, singing, dancing and just chilling out. Although there is not much information available on her romantic associations and dating status, many sources name Instagram sensation Tanner Zagarino as her love interest.