Who is Jelian Mercado?
Jelian Mercado is a popular YouTuber who rose to fame after her video showing a day in the life of a teen mom in school became viral. Jelian decided to join YouTube to chronicle her new and exciting journey of becoming a teen mom when she just turned 18 in April 2016. Her unique story coupled with her natural on-screen presence helped her gain a steady fan following in her initial months. When she decided to record a day in her life as a teen mom, the video went viral overnight and her channel became popular across YouTube. It currently has a whopping 18 million views. Jelian, after the birth of her son, decided to branch into other types of lifestyle-related content as well, including beauty and fashion. Soon enough, she started collaborating with other mom vloggers and family-focused brands to spread her social media reach. Her clients include BioClarity, Sawyer and Crew, Lull, and EHP Labs, among many others. Today, she boasts an enviable 1 million+ subscriber count on YouTube with over 90 million views across her videos. She is also equally popular on Instagram and Twitter, where she has thousands of followers who eagerly await her videos and updates.
Rise to Fame
When Jelian found herself pregnant when she was just 18 years old, she decided to chronicle her adventures as a young mother through YouTube. She had created her channel in September 2009 but only started posting in April 2016. Her first video was titled ‘First Vlog’ in which she teamed up with her ex-boyfriend to narrate her pregnancy story and the inspiration behind creating the channel. The video currently has over 450k views. Jelian confessed that she was preparing for motherhood in her own way through the help of her digital fans and friends and this channel allowed her to air her anxieties and any questions she had. Soon enough, she started posting videos regularly and expanded to other content focusing on lifestyle as well. Her second video ‘18 & Pregnant| My story’ currently has over 1.8 million views. In no time, she became a ‘teen mom vlogger’ who quickly started gathering several followers. Her perspective on motherhood and children seemed to touch many viewers.
Jelian’s content continued coming as she decided to plunge into becoming a full-time YouTuber and chronicled the life of her toddler son, Mateo, as he grew up. Her videos over the years include his adventures along with her personal milestones. She also started focusing on beauty and lifestyle vlogs and this broadened her fan base. Currently, her most popular videos include ‘Day in the Life of a Teen Mom in School’ with over 18 million views, ‘I'm not a teen mom anymore’ with over 2 million views, and ‘Why We Broke Up’ with over 2 million views. Jelian has come a long way since she started posting as an apprehensive teen mother to becoming a self-assured, positive mother who helps many others navigate through similar situations by honestly talking about it. She has also collaborated with other vlogger mothers and has worked with several family-and-health-focused brands, such as ThredUp, EHP Labs, and Hello Fresh.
Today, Jelian’s channel boasts over 1 million subscribers whom she fondly refers to as ‘jelly beans.’ Her videos have been viewed over 90 million times. It is no wonder that Jelian’s popularity seeped into her other social media channels as well. Her Instagram account currently has over 170k followers. She is active on Twitter as well and regularly interacts with her 40k+ strong followers. Her status as a social media influencer has also allowed Jelian to be an ambassador for several brands as well as collaborate with them through her social media channels. Her clients include BioClarity, Sawyer and Crew, Lull, Blessed Protein, Snuggle Me Organic, and Fab Fit Fun, among others. She intends to continue working as a social media influencer and grow her ‘jelly beans’ family into a bigger one.
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Family & Personal Life
Jelian Mercado was born on May 14, 1997, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She was previously in a relationship with Tony Sarluca, with whom she shared the initial few videos of her vlogging journey. The couple had a son, Mateo, together in May 2016 when she was in her late teens. However, the pair decided to separate in September 2017. Jelian announced the breakup with her boyfriend through a YouTube video and requested her fans to not spread any hate towards Tony as they decided to split mutually. She is currently in a relationship with Jean Carlos and the duo does not hesitate to share their photos through their social media accounts. In her spare time, Jelian loves travelling, cooking, and shopping.