Birthday: August 3, 1985
Age: 35 Years, 35 Year Old Females
Sun Sign: Leo
Also Known As: Rachel, Bunny, Bunny Meyer, Rachel Bunny Meyer, Rachel Meyer, Rachel Marie Meyer
Born in: Houston, TX
Famous as: YouTuber
Height: 5'3" (160 cm), 5'3" Females
City: Houston, Texas
U.S. State: Texas
Grav3yardgirl is the online alias of Rachel 'Bunny' Marie Meyer, an American YouTuber who is known for her fashion and beauty vlogs. She initially shared her personal paranormal experiences and ghost hunting trips to graveyards, but soon focused on her other interests of fashion and beauty. She is now best known for her most popular 'Does This Thing Really Work?!' series, as well as several other successful series including 'Wreck-It Wednesdays', 'First Impression Fridays', 'Monthly Favorites', 'Outfit of the Day', 'Follow Me Around', 'Shoe Unboxings', 'Swamp Family Mail', 'Tea Vlogs', and 'Thrift Hauls'. Following her recent collaboration with fellow YouTuber Shane Dawson, which revived her channel significantly, she began posting more interesting videos on subjects closer to her. Also known as the 'Swamp Queen', she launched the 'Swamp Queen' make-up collection from Tarte Cosmetics, representing the shade 'free spirit’ in June 2016. She was nominated for the 'Teen Choice Awards for Choice Web Star: Fashion/Beauty' twice in 2014 and 2016, but lost to Zoe Sugg and Bethany Mota respectively.
Rise to Stardom
Ironically, it was a car accident that gave Grav3yardgirl a new direction. She met a serious accident in 2010 and injured her hand, which rendered her unable to pursue her primary interest of sewing. She had a long history of suffering from depression and felt directionless following the incident. She was encouraged by a friend to watch YouTube videos to lift her mood and was inspired to launch her own channel by the end of that year.
She had always been quirky and different, which sometimes subjected her to bullying. However, she decided to showcase her quirky interests by sharing spooky, paranormal stories with her viewers on her channel, 'Grav3yardgirl', which she coined from an M83 song that she liked. The channel immediately found a niche fan base of gothic and emo teenagers from around the world. Nevertheless, she gradually shifted from paranormal videos to fashion, beauty, shopping haul and more, and later admitted that while she used to go and sit in the graveyard often, it was not the greatest feeling.
Her rise as a beauty and fashion YouTuber is largely due to the success of her series 'Does This Thing Really Work?!', in which she uses and reviews products 'As Seen On TV' and informs her viewers if those are worth their money. Interestingly, by mid-2014, she had amassed nearly 3 million subscribers and had become one of the highest earning beauty vloggers on the internet.
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Revival of YouTube Channel
Despite earning over 8 million subscribers in just about seven years, Grav3yardgirl witnessed a sharp decline in viewership in early 2018 as most of her new videos registered 150k to 500k views instead of the usual millions of views. Her channel also popped up in YouTube videos listing boring YouTubers and dying YouTube channels. Shane Dawson, another popular YouTuber who had previously gone through a similar experience, reached out to her with the offer to help with her situation. Immediately after visiting her home, he realized that she had a lot to hide from the public eye and did not want certain rooms or locations to be filmed. He understood that she had been leading a dual life which could potentially ruin her social media career. While he agreed to her conditions, he was determined to bring her out of her shell and implored her to talk freely with the camera turned off. After he successfully got her to talk about her insecurities, it was revealed that she was uncomfortable showing off what she had achieved, especially her materialistic treasures like a closet decorated with ornate chandeliers and filled with expensive clothes and accessories. She feared that if she showed off or talked about her achievements, she will lose everything. Dawson was able to convince her to be authentic in her videos and be unapologetic about being herself, which she eventually did and revived the old charm of her channel.
Grav3yardgirl was born as Rachel Marie Meyer on August 3, 1985 in Houston, Texas. She does not like her birth name and later legally changed her name to 'Bunny'. She even went on to block users who had posted her real name in the comments of her video.
She has been in a longtime relationship with fellow YouTube star 'DogMan' since 2004. They first met while performing in a production of 'Romeo and Juliet' and soon began dating. On February 15, 2014, she shared a picture on her Instagram flaunting a ring on her finger and mentioned it as a Valentine's Day gift. They live together in Pearland, Texas, and he often appears on her videos. She also owns a cat named Boris and previously had another named Mancat.