Birthday: December 5, 1991
Age: 28 Years, 28 Year Old Females
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Also Known As: Caroline Gotschall Calloway
Born Country: United States
Born in: Falls Church, Virginia, United States
Famous as: Instagram Star
father: William P
mother: Catherine Gotschall (nee Stieff)
U.S. State: Virginia
Notable Alumni: University Of Cambridge
education: Phillips Exeter Academy, St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge, New York University
Caroline Gotschall Calloway is an American Instagram star and social media personality. She is best known for her @carolinecalloway Instagram account, on which she has accumulated about eight hundred thousand followers to date. Having been active on the platform since 2012, Calloway is widely recognized for the lengthy captions that generally accompany her posts. A native of Virginia, she attended New York University, pursuing a degree in art history. She later obtained an undergraduate degree from St. Edmund's College, Cambridge. Calloway has garnered controversy for not completing a book for which she was paid $375,000 in advance, not finishing a performance tour for which she had previously made announcements, and letting a friend serve as a ghost-writer for her. Her story has drawn the attention of mainstream media, with news outlets like ‘The Guardian,’ ‘Vox,’ and ‘The Insider’ publishing articles on her.
Rise to Fame
The oldest post on Caroline Calloway’s Instagram account was uploaded on June 6, 2012. It was a photograph taken inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the ensuing years, she established herself as a prominent Instagram-based writer, with her long captions receiving admiration from her hundreds of thousands of followers. Initially, her posts were about her time at Cambridge and her relationship with her then-boyfriend. In time, she began posting about her daily life in New York, where she does not have a regular job. Unlike many other influencers, she does not earn money through her Instagram account and has declined offers for it to be used for sponsored posts.
In 2015, Calloway agreed to a book deal for her memoir, 'And We Were Like,' with Penguin Random House in the United Kingdom, Macmillan Publishers in the United States, and Hugo & Cie in France. According to Calloway, she received $500,000 for the rights to her debut memoir. On July 14, 2017, Calloway revealed via an Instagram post that the book deal had been terminated. She later elaborated on the matter, admitting that when the publishers realised that she did not want to write the book, they nullified the contract. In a later statement, she announced that she had gotten about 30% of the $500,000 in advance that she was going to return to Macmillan after reshaping her business model.
In December 2018, Calloway revealed her plans of hosting a creativity workshop in New York. She later turned it into a four-hour "seminar", with tickets costing $165. She also stated that she would go on a tour of US, UK, and the rest of Europe. In January 2019, the workshop became a subject of controversy after writer Kayleigh Donaldson took to Twitter to accuse Calloway of scamming her fans by not providing them what they were initially promised. She also wrote that Calloway was unsuccessful in securing venues for the tour dates and had to move the location of all her US tour dates to New York. Calloway subsequently cancelled the rest of the tour and refunded many of her clients. She has since defended herself by saying that she just did not know how to plan well for the tour. However, she did manage to garner positive feedback from some of her fans who attended the workshop.
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Friendship with Natalie Beach
Caroline Calloway and Natalie Beach met while they were both studying at New York University. They were close friends, despite coming from vastly different financial backgrounds. Calloway was beautiful, popular, and hailed from an affluent family. Beach was a poor student who had to do odd jobs to support herself. After a while, Beach began ghost-writing and editing Calloway’s Instagram captions in exchange for financial aid. She even co-wrote the book proposal for 'And We Were Like’.
At some point, Calloway put the book proposal up for sale on Etsy. She was asking £4.86 for each of the first seven chapters. In the annotations accompanying the chapters, she gave the credit to Beach for setting up scenarios, fleshing out on her original plans, and generally collaborating with her in crafting a marketable proposal. In September 2019, Beach put out her own account of her relationship with Calloway in New York Magazine’s ‘The Cut.’
Family & Personal Life
Born on December 5, 1991, in Falls Church, Virginia, USA, Caroline Calloway is the daughter of William P and Catherine Gotschall (nee Stieff). She was a student at Phillips Exeter Academy and New York University. At the latter, she pursued a degree in art history. She also did an internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. According to one of her Instagram posts, she underwent a legal procedure to change her name from Caroline Calloway Gotschall to Caroline Gotschall Calloway when she was 17 years old.
In 2016, she earned her undergraduate degree in art history from St. Edmund's College, Cambridge. In her final year there, she submitted a dissertation titled ‘Artworks or Preliminaries? An Evaluation of Cecil Beaton's Scrapbooks’.
Calloway has been candid about her Adderall addiction. In her article, Beach wrote about Calloway’s bouts of depression, during which she refused to leave the bed, take a shower, or change clothes for days.