Born In: Philippines
Bella Poarch is a Filipino-American content creator, singer, and social media influencer. She is best known for posting lip-sync and comedy videos on her popular TikTok account. She created her TikTok account in 2020 and became a TikTok sensation in just a few months. She is credited with creating TikTok's most liked video, a lip-sync video to British rapper Millie B's popular song Soph Aspin Send. Apart from being famous on TikTok, Bella Poarch is also active on other major social media platforms like YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. She is also known for her skills as a singer. Her debut single Build a Bitch has been labeled the biggest YouTube debut in history by Warner Records.
Also Known As: Denarie B. Poarch
Born Country: Philippines
Ancestry: Filipino American
Bella Poarch was born on February 8, 1997, in Philippines. She was adopted by her adoptive parents and was raised in Philippines. Bella Poarch developed an interest in music at a young age and aspired to become a musician. When she was 13 years old, she moved to Texas, United States of America along with her family. She faced lots of challenges after moving to America and was also bullied due to her ethnicity. When she was 18 years old, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Japan. She served for two years and remained in the Navy until 2019 when her contract expired.
Bella Poarch started her social media career in January 2020 when she created her TikTok account. She started posting comedy videos that attracted a lot of attention. In April, she started posting videos pertaining to cosplay and games. Bella Poarch’s popularity increased in August 2020 when she started posting lip-sync videos that went viral on the internet. Among them was the video which had her lip-syncing to Millie B's song Soph Aspin Send. This particular video became extremely popular among fans and went on to collect millions of views in a short period of time. Bella Poarch’s lip-sync video of Soph Aspin Send established her as a popular TikToker. Her TikTok account currently has more than 70 million fans.
Bella Porach is also popular on other social media platforms, such as YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. Her Instagram page, which houses interesting pictures pertaining to her professional and personal life, has more than 12 million followers. Her Twitter account, which was created in April 2020, has over 534K followers. Her self-titled YouTube channel, which was created on March 26, 2020, has over 3.8 million subscribers.
Riding on the success of her social media career, Bella Poarch launched a clothing line called RIPNDIP x Paca Collaboration in 2020. In December 2020, she caught the attention of major E-sports organizations, such as FaZe Clan and 100 Thieves. The organizations showed interest in her as she was also a popular gamer and live streamer at the time. However, Poarch started focusing on her music career in 2021. In May 2021, she managed to sign a record deal with the popular American record label, Warner Records.
Bella Poarch’s big breakthrough came on May 14, 2021 when she released her debut single, Build a Bitch. She also released the song's official music video on YouTube, featuring other popular social media influencers like Bretman Rock, Mia Khalifa, and Valkyrae. Talking about the song in a podcast titled The CouRage and Nadeshot Show, Poarch said that Build a Bitch traces back to her own childhood when she was bullied because of her ethnicity and background. She also said that she wanted her debut song to help people be more confident about who they are. The song also featured on several music charts, including Billboard Hot 100 and the UK singles chart where it peaked at number 56 and 30 respectively.
Bella Poarch is part of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community and often voices her support in the fight against anti-Asian racism. On March 19, 2021, she posted a TikTok video in an attempt to popularize the cause. Poarch loves getting inked and has several tattoos all over her body. One such tattoo stirred up a controversy as it resembled the Rising Sun Flag. The tattoo symbolized Japanese imperialism which was offensive to East and Southeast Asians. She apologized in September 2020 and had the tattoo covered.
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