Who is Amelia Monet?
Amelia-Monét Kennedy is a British social media personality, actress, model and singer. After gaining initial fame as a beauty vlogger and Instagram star, she has found mainstream popularity through her music. She is also an actress and has portrayed the character of Nala in the West End production of ‘The Lion King’. A resident of London, Amelia had her first foray into the world of glamour as a child model. She landed her first assignment for ‘Dora the Explorer’ when she was two and a half years old. After subsequently signing to Bruce & Brown modelling agency, she became part of several commercial campaigns. Amelia later joined BizzyKidz which led to her being cast in various television commercials. She also made regular appearances in BBC’s ‘Girl Talk’.. Amelia became active on social media in 2016 and has accumulated significant followings on Instagram and YouTube. In 2018, she released her debut single, ‘Baddest’, featuring EO, which turned out to be a massive success, accumulating millions of plays on Spotify. She has since put out the acoustic and remix versions of the song.
Rise to Fame
Amelia was two and a half years old when she was hired for her first modelling job. After successfully undergoing a casting process, she had her first assignment, ‘Dora the Explorer’. In the next few years, as a model signed to Bruce & Brown, she kept on with her "Stills" (photography) work. BizzyKidz started representing her when she was six years old. She subsequently was hired for various TV commercials. During this period, she was also featured in BBC’s ‘Girl Talk’. She is currently represented by Primary Talent International.
Her affiliation with Disney began after she did a shoot for them. When she was seven and a half years old, she answered an open casting call for the role of Nala in the stage-adaptation of ‘The Lion King’. On the day of the audition, four thousand aspirants had shown up, and Amelia and three others were ultimately selected from the group. During an interview with BBC Asian Network’s Preeya Kalidas, she recounted her experience at the audition. She remembered walking into a massive studio room with a person sitting on a piano bench. She was given vocal training and was asked to sing a couple of songs. She was also taught choreography. After she was picked, she was sent to Cub School to prepare for the role. Amelia had apparently auditioned for the show once before but was rejected for being one centimetre too short. By the time she started attending Cub School, she was eight years old. Amelia went on to perform as Nala for three and a half years at The Lyceum Theatre Covent Garden in West End, London.
As a model, Amelia Monnet has worked for brands like Cavalli, Dior, Disney, John Lewis, Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Next, H&M, Lindex, Primark, Adams, and Peacocks. She has also served as a voice-over artist in commercial campaigns for John Lewis and Marks & Spencer.
Amelia Monnet started using social media in September 2016. The oldest post on her Instagram dates back to February 2017. It is a short video collage celebrating her grandmother, Alice Maud Buffonge, who had passed away. Since then, she has posted a variety of photographs and videos on her page, from selfies to dance performances to covers. At present, she has over 487K followers on Instagram.
She set up her self-titled YouTube channel on August 7, 2017, and shared the first video on January 14, 2018. Titled ‘25 Facts About Me Tag! | Amelia Monét’, it served as a way for her to introduce herself to her audience. In the next video, posted in February 2018, she gave a tutorial on “sleek bun and edges”. Popular British rapper EO made an appearance on her channel in a video uploaded in August 2018. In the ensuing months, she established herself as a prominent beauty vlogger.
Amelia Monnet once gave an audition to join a girl group. Despite being selected, she ultimately turned it down, as she felt that being a member of a girl group would not suit her style of music. In 2018, Amelia signed a record deal with DBF Records/Fresh UK /Columbia Records UK. Her debut single, ‘Baddest’, featuring EO, was released in July 2018. The song was produced by the two-piece musical group Da Beatfreakz.
You May Like
Continue Reading Below
Family & Personal Life
Amelia Monnet was born on October 23, 2000, in England. She has lived the most part of her life in London, England.
There have been rumours that she dated EO at some point of time. However, during an interview with interview, Amelia denied any such relationship.