Shannon Beveridge is an American social media star and actress. She gained prominence as a YouTube personality in 2009, when she created her YouTube channel, ‘nowthisisliving.’ She is also famous on other social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, YouNow, and Tumblr. With thousands of followers across many platforms, Shannon is one of the most popular social media stars, and has won a couple of awards as well. After establishing herself as a social media star, she starred in a short film titled ‘Piece of Cake,’ where she played an important role. She is also an advocate of the LGBTQ community and often fights for their rights and equality through her YouTube videos.
Childhood & Early Life
Shannon Beveridge was born on March 19, 1992, in Carrollton, Texas, United States of America. She spent her childhood in Norman, Oklahoma, where her family had moved when she was quite young.
After completing high school, she enrolled at ‘Price College of Business’ at the ‘University of Oklahoma.’ Though Shannon wanted to come out as lesbian at a young age, she procrastinated as she wasn’t sure how her family and friends would react to the truth.
She later said in one of her interviews that some of her friends at school would express homophobic views citing religious beliefs, which further deterred her from saying the truth. She went on to say that people often say things just for the sake of it and that she is still friends with those who had spoken against LGBT community.
She started writing about her feelings on Tumblr, which eventually helped her speak. She also wrote a personal letter to her father, explaining her sexuality to him. Her coming out story inspired many and soon, Shannon found herself surrounded by a number of fans and followers.
Many of her fans started reaching out to her and told her that she had inspired them in many ways. They also urged her to come up with a YouTube channel of her own in order to inspire others.
Despite having no plans of creating a YouTube channel, Shannon was forced into creating one as her fans thought her YouTube channel would benefit thousands of others who might still be struggling to come out.
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Shannon created her YouTube channel on August 27, 2009, along with her then girlfriend, Camden Scott. She started off by posting a variety of videos, including many vlogs that documented her adorable relationship with her ex-partner.
With more than 603,000 subscribers and over 70 million views, Shannon’s YouTube channel is quite popular and represents the voice of the LGBT community. She has always maintained that the sole purpose of her channel is to truly connect with other members of the community.
Apart from inspiring a number of her fans and followers, Shannon’s YouTube channel also provides ample entertainment in the form of quirky challenges, hilarious queer slang talks, and dreamy travel vlogs.
Some of the most viewed videos on her channel include, ‘A Letter to You,’ ‘Why We Broke Up,’ ‘My Ex Called Me A Pillow Princess,’ ‘My Drunk Girlfriend,’ ‘Superkiss & Life Alone,’ ‘Our First Time,’ and ‘Girlfriend Tag.’ All these videos have gathered more than a million views each.
Shannon is also famous on various other social media platforms, such as Instagram, Twitter, YouNow, and Tumblr. While her Instagram account has over 586,000 followers, her Twitter account has managed to accumulate more than 231,000 followers.
Shannon is a social media influencer who strives to make the LGBT community stronger. For her outstanding contribution, she was nominated at the ‘British LGBT Awards’ in 2016.
She was once again nominated at ‘British LGBT Awards’ in 2017, and this time around she managed to win the ‘LGBT Celebrity Rising Star Award.’ In the same year, she also won the ‘LGBTQ YouTube Channel Award’ at ‘Shorty Awards.’
Shannon’s popularity earned her an opportunity to star in a short film titled ‘Piece of Cake,’ in which she played one of the primary characters named Jessie. In 2017, she went on a tour called ‘Love Is Love,’ along with YouTubers and musicians, Rebecca Black and Miles McKenna.
Shannon also sells clothing and merchandise online. Her products range from T-shirts to phone cases.
Shannon Beveridge was in relationship with fellow YouTuber Camden Scott, with whom she created her YouTube channel. Even after their break-up, both Shannon and Camden have maintained a cordial relationship. They also posted a video titled ‘Why We Broke Up,’ which has collected more than 2.5 million views.
Shannon is currently in relationship with singer and actress, Cari Fletcher, whom she often features on her Instagram page. Shannon lives in Los Angeles, California.