Kalel is a well-known social media star who runs the hugely popular self-titled YouTube channel which boasts of almost two million subscribers! Describing herself as a “video blogger. vegan food connoisseur. crazy cat lady” on her Facebook profile, Kalel is known for her highly entertaining videos as well as her poignant posts on animal rights. Venturing into the world of social media in 2010, she first created a beauty channel on YouTube titled ‘queenbeeuty’ which became quite successful. Having enjoyed her first taste of success with this channel, she proceeded to create another channel where she posted lifestyle, vlogs and advice videos. Though she eventually deleted both these channels, she went on to start several other channels in the ensuing years. In 2012 she launched ‘WonderlandWardrobe,’ a channel dedicated to DIY fashion and lifestyle videos, as well as vlogs. This one proved to be even more successful than her previous channels and thus set the pace for her career as a famous social media personality. Kalel also gained much attention for her romantic involvement with another popular internet star, Anthony Padilla. The couple often collaborated on their YouTube projects which proved to be beneficial for the careers of both.
- Unlike some of her contemporaries, Kalel did not achieve overnight stardom. Her rise to fame was a steady one, and she definitely worked hard to achieve all the success she enjoys today. Foraying into the social media in 2010, she created, and later deleted several channels before finally finding her footing as a much beloved YouTube star. The many channels she once posted to include ‘queenbeeuty,’ ‘KalelCullenTV,’ and ‘WonderlandWardrobe.’ After she began dating fellow YouTuber Anthony Padilla, the couple started their collaborative channel ‘WatchUsLiveAndStuff’ or ‘WULAS’ which went on to become highly famous, accumulating over half a million subscribers within a few months. By the time the channel was discontinued, it had amassed around 1.7 million subscribers. While already a moderately successful YouTuber even before she dated Anthony, her relationship and subsequent collaboration with him gave her career a big boost and also added to her personal popularity.Recommended Lists:
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- Despite all the name and fame she enjoys, Kalel is no stranger to controversies! Initially she had told her fans that Kalel Cullen is her real name; however, later it was revealed that her actual name is “Kristin Smith.” Her fans felt betrayed as she had lied to them about her real identity. Kalel is also accused of fabricating several details about her family. She had lied about having Scottish ancestry and falsely claimed that her mother was Native American. She also professes to be an animal rights activist and vegan, but has been spotted consuming animal products on several occasions. On her vlogs, she promoted some beauty brands that test on animals which earned her the wrath of genuine animal rights activists. They accused her of hypocrisy as real vegans don’t support animal testing. Additionally, Kalel is also accused of promoting negative body image among youngsters. Her break-up with former fiancé Anthony Padilla was also surrounded in controversy as Anthony accused her of emotionally manipulating him.Recommended Lists:
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- Kalel was born on March 30, 1989 in Missouri. No credible information about her parents or siblings is available as the details she herself had provided about her family were found to be fabricated. In 2010, she began dating popular YouTuber Anthony Padilla. The two became very close over the following years and got engaged in 2013. However their relationship was a tumultuous one, as Anthony revealed later. The couple broke their engagement in late 2014. Soon after the break-up, Kalel started dating again. In 2015, she revealed the identity of her new boyfriend to be Alec Rosa. This relationship came to an end within a few months. In 2016, she announced to her followers that she was once again in a relationship, this time with a guy called Cyrus who she had met at a New Year’s party in Las Vegas.Recommended Lists:
Recommended Lists:Kalel is a self-professed animal lover and shares her home with two cats; she often posts pictures of her cats on her social media profiles. She also claims to be a vegan and animal rights activist though these claims are disputed by many as she is often seen buying and consuming products that are not cruelty-free.Last Updated : April 04, 2018
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