Vanessa is a musician, singer, actress and comedian. She is also a mega sensation on YouTube along with her twin sister Veronica, on their YouTube channel called ‘MerrellTwins.’ The two sisters have earned themselves 1.9 million subscribers. She is also popular on other social media sites. She has 612K followers on Instagram and 123K followers on Twitter. She also posts Vines on her Vine account, where she has a following of 39K. She shares a Facebook page along with her sister, where she keeps in touch with her fans. Vanessa appears on ‘CW Network’ and ‘MTV’. She is widely known for her spontaneous acting and singing skills. Together with her sister, she writes songs, uploads videos of them, and also makes cover versions of popular songs. She is also active on YouNow where she streams live for her viewers.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Vanessa always had Veronica to help her perform from the time they were toddlers. The two loved putting up performances and went to the same school together. Vanessa is a trained pianist; she loves music and can play many instruments. She improved her vocal skills with passing time. Veronica was a child artist and appeared in many videos between the ages of eight and twelve. Around the time of high school she realized that she wanted to take on music as her career. However, she turned to YouTube as a platform to showcase her talent. With the support of her sister, they created a YouTube account, where they uploaded their songs, comedy videos and challenges. She is a wonderful actress and is a starin the famous sitcom ‘Jane the Virgin’ (2014-16). In 2015, she also landed herself a role in MTV’s romantic comedy ‘Faking It.’ She also played ‘Maya’ in ‘The Standoff’ movie’ in 2016. She has many other projects up her sleeve for 2017. Her songs have created quite a stir on YouTube, with their viewers loving her originality. The year 2016, was a lucky one for her as she won the ‘Best Live Show Award’ along with her sister at the Streamy Awards, and the ‘Best YouNower Award’ the same year at the Shorty Awards.
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What Makes Vanessa So Special
Vanessa has deep charming dimples that magnify her cuteness quotient. She is forever smiling and beaming with joy. She loves spreading happiness and doing work with passion and sincerity. She is thoughtful and kind and can’t stay without her sister. Vanessa is the epitome of humility; she always has encouraging words for her viewers and friends and is grateful for the support she has received. She loves trying to do something different, and makes her videos original and creative. She has a beautiful and soulful voice, and along with her sister, she puts up performances of melodious harmonies. She is focused towards her career, and from a young age she has followed her dreams and recognized her ambition.
Fun loving and bubbly, Vanessa loves shopping, especially at places that aren’t too expensive. She loves creating her own fashion trends and prefers dressing comfortably. Her favorite color is pink, and her crushes are generally athletic men. Her celebrity crush is Cristiano Ronaldo. Her favorite movies are ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Lord of the Rings.’ She loves watching television and her favorite shows are ‘Duck Dynasty’, ‘Big bang Theory’, ‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘Wonder Pets.’ Her idol is Audrey Hepburn. Of all her favorite snacks, she still loves ‘Blu Raspberry Dum Dums’ since her childhood.
Behind the Curtains
Vanessa was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She and her sister Veronica are identical twins. Both studied at the same institution from elementary education to college. They also received music lessons together. Vanessa is of mixed ethnicity; she is of Spanish, German, Mexican, Irish and Portuguese ancestry. Her best friend is her sister. She also has a dog, and loves cuddling him. Vanessa took singing lessons when she was in 5th grade. When she was five years old she began playing the piano; she also knows to play the violin. At the age of 16, she moved with her sister to Los Angeles, California, to shape a better career for themselves. She started dating Aaron Van Wormer in 2015, and he has featured in many of her videos. In fact, she also encouraged him to make his own YouTube channel, which he successfully did. But the couple recently broke up and she announced it to her viewers over YouNow. Thus, she is currently single, and wants to avoid questions regarding her breakup.