Vanessa Merrell Bio

(American YouTuber)

Birthday: August 6, 1996 (Leo)

Born In: Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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 more than 6 million subscribers. She is also popular on other social media sites. She has 1.7 million followers on Instagram and 440k followers on Twitter. She was also popular on Vine and had amassed a following of 39K. She shares a Facebook page along with her sister, where she keeps in touch with her fans. Vanessa has also appeared 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.

Quick Facts

Also Known As: Vanessa Jo Merrell

Age: 27 Years, 27 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: John Vaughn

siblings: Veronica Merrell

Born Country: United States

Height: 5'3" (160 cm), 5'3" Females

City: Kansas City, Missouri

U.S. State: Missouri

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 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 star in the famous sitcom ‘Jane the Virgin’ (2014-16). In 2015, she also landed a role in MTV’s romantic comedy ‘Faking It.’ She also played ‘Maya’ in ‘The Standoff’ movie’ in 2016.

In addition to vlogs and comedy sketches, the sisters have released original series on their channel. In 2017, she and Veronica came out with the thriller comedy miniseries, ‘The Haunted House Contract.’ The series was 5-episodes long and earned an 8.5 rating on IMDb. The same year, they released another series named ‘Where Is My Romeo?’ In 2020, Vanessa starred in films like ‘Like a Boss’ and ‘Switched.’ That same year, she also released the series, ‘Prom Knight’ and ‘Mystery Twin Bin.’ In 2021, the Merrell sisters launched the original series, ‘Breaking Into College’ where Vanessa played the role of ‘Becca Owens.’

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Vanessa’s 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 on her career, and from a young age, she has followed her dreams and recognized her ambition.

Beyond Fame

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 started taking singing lessons when she was in 5th grade. When she was five years old, she began playing the piano; she also knows how to play the violin. At the age of sixteen, she moved with her sister to Los Angeles, California, to shape her career. She started dating Aaron Van Wormer in 2015, but they later broke up. She later started dating John Vaugh, a pop singer, and guitarist for PUBLIC. They exchanged wedding vows in January 2023.

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