Catherine Paiz is a Los Angeles based French-Canadian model, actress and social media star. She has more than 5.5 million followers on her Instagram handle and her family vlogging channel, 'The ACE Family', has over 10 million subscribers. As a model, she has done assignments for Victoria’s Secret and Azzelia Swimwear, among others. She is also an actress who had small roles in movies such as 'Lilin's Brood' (2016), 'Monday Nights at Seven' (2016) and 'You Can't Have It' (2017). She shares her YouTube channel with her fiancé Austin McBroom, who is also a social media star, as well as a former NCAA basketball guard who played for the St. Louis University men's basketball group in Missouri and East Washington University. Her daughter, Elle, also makes regular appearances on their vlogging channel. They even have official music videos for the channel. The couple is close friends with reality TV star, Kylie Jenner, who recently did a 'gender reveal' video with them for their second child. Catherine is also good friends with fellow social media star Chantel Jeffries. The couple has launched an online store containing both of their favorite hat collection.
Rise to Stardom
Catherine Paiz began her career as a model when she was 16 years old, appearing for Victoria’s Secret for her first job. After that, she briefly worked at an ice cream parlor. She later modeled for Azzelia Swimwear after it was launched by model Rali Ivanova in 2013, and via more modeling gigs, made a name for herself as an established model. She also worked as a VIP manager for Arkadia Miami for some time. By this time, she had amassed a huge fan following on Instagram by sharing her pictures on the image sharing platform.
Even her boyfriend, Austin McBroom, had a huge fan base on Instagram. In January 2016, the couple decided to utilize their social media fame to launch the YouTube vlogging channel, 'The ACE Family', which was named combining the initials of the couple and their daughter, Elle, who was yet to be born. They posted the first video on the channel, 'The ACE Family Q&A', on July 27, 2016, one month after the birth of their daughter. Since then, they have turned it into a vlogging channel primarily, with occasional challenge and prank videos.
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Catherine Paiz was born as Dolores Catherine Johnston Paiz on August 24, 1990 in Montreal, Canada to Panamanian parents. She has two younger brothers named Ryan and Josh, and also has a younger sister who is much younger than her. She spent much of her childhood with her father in Montreal, but later moved to Tampa, Florida, United States, where she was raised by her mother, who owned a hair salon there.
Her mother used to drive an hour every day to drop her to school. She played hockey, soccer and volleyball in school, and also took swimming lessons. After graduation, she enrolled into St. Louis University for higher studies. She later relocated to Los Angeles, California to look for better modeling and acting opportunities. She is trilingual and can speak English, French and Spanish. Via an Instagram post in November 2013, she confirmed fan speculation that she had gone through breast augmentation procedure three years ago.
Relationship with Austin McBroom
Catherine Paiz officially met Austin McBroom at a party in 2015, even though they knew each other for a couple years as both of them were attending St. Louis University at the time. About a month after the first meeting, he sent her a message, but she responded to it almost a month later. He then asked her out on a dinner, and even though she did not go on dates at the time, she decided to accept his proposal. After a few days, she invited him to go hiking with her. The two began dating soon after despite the fact that Austin was planning to transfer to East Washington University, and continued their relationship after he moved there.
After she unexpectedly became pregnant with their first child, they decided to keep the child and planned to have a family together. Their daughter, Elle Lively McBroom, was born on May 28, 2016. After more than a year, in August 2017, Catherine and Austin became engaged. In February 2018, Catherine, along with her fiancé and her daughter Elle, appeared on a vlog on YouTube to share the news of her pregnancy with her second baby. A couple months later, the proud parents roped in their close friend Kylie Jenner to organize the gender reveal of the new baby. Her husband posted a video on his Instagram in which the two of them popped pink confetti to confirm a second daughter as Jenner ended a suspenseful countdown.