Eleonora Pons Maronese (born June 25, 1996), known professionally as Lele Pons , is a Venezuelan-American Internet celebrity, YouTuber , singer, and actress.
She stars in The Secret Life of Lele Pons , a YouTube original documentary series that offers a look into her personal life, and hosts her own Spotify exclusive podcast titled Best Kept Secrets with Lele Pons .
Lele Pons Biography
Eleonora Pons Maronese was born on June 25, 1996 in Caracas , Venezuela, to Luis Pons, an architect, and Anna Maronese, a pediatrician. Her father is of Catalan descent and her mother is of Italian descent .
She moved to the United States at the age of five and was raised in Miami , Florida . She graduated from Miami Country Day School in 2015 and moved to Los Angeles, California.
She has said that she had trouble making friends in high school, so she would “hurt herself to make them laugh”. She has also said that she was bullied in high school. She said, “I’m not like the cool girls, I’m the other girl. The one who’s basically a nerd, but she’s proud of it.”
Pons has Tourette syndrome and severe obsessive-compulsive disorder .
Pons rose to fame on Vine before the platform closed in 2016. She has since branched out, creating comedy sketches for YouTube , where, as of November 2020, she has over 17 million subscribers. In addition to social media, Pons has acted in movies, television, and music videos, has released her own music, and co-authored a novel in 2016.
LeLe Pons Career
Lele Pons was only 16 years old when she had the idea of opening an account on Vine, so she was encouraged by her best friend Jerome Jarre, who also encouraged her to continue sharing content. But, the rise of success for this future star began in 2015, when her videos began to gain great notoriety mainly by making fun of typical and everyday situations creating a particular style.
The following year, she managed to become the user with the most followers on this platform, reaching a total of 11 million fans, and her reproductions exceeded 1,000 billion views.Regarding her aspirations, Lele Pons commented that: “I always wanted to be a singer. I was going to finish high school and go to university, and Vine came out and I felt that I could finally show people my talent”, this platform turned his life around 180 degrees, as the star himself stated: “Honestly, has changed my life. I don’t know where I would be now without it.
“Despite the fact that Vine closed in January 2017, Lele Pons’s account is still open and it houses a total of 8 million views and according to the latest measurement made by Statista, she is the third artist with the most followers in the world. Due to this closure, Lele Pons migrated to YouTube on her channel, accumulating 12 million subscribers.
After being recognized as an influencer in the digital world, Lele Pons had planned to fulfill her dream of being a singer, so 2018 was the year chosen for this celebrity to conquer the music scene, so she premiered her first single entitled “Dicen” in the who shared credits with Matt Hunter , who before meeting Lele Pons was unaware of his enormous talent for singing, as the artist himself recognized: “I didn’t know! I listened to a recording of her and was like, ‘Wow, she has a nice voice,’ and I wanted her for my song.”
The recording of the video clip “Dicen”It was held in Malibu, California, United States, and Matt assured that: “it was very cool to work with someone who also directs videos”. He also had so much fun with this Latina, assuring that she is: “Very cool. She has so much personality and, at the same time, she is so humble, that working with her, who has so much creativity, so many ideas, was very funny. We had a dance part that was a bit difficult because I’m not a professional dancer, but she made it very funny, we were laughing all the time.
We had a good time, it didn’t feel like work.” So pleasant was Matt Hunter’s experience with Lele Pons that he did not rule out collaborating with her on another single: “Yes, I told her that I would love to do more songs with her. I think that will happen very soon. There was a very good chemistry, instantly, everything flowed naturally.
”In “Dicen” , Lele Pons participated in the direction together with DJ Calvin Harris and Max Goodrich from Shots Studios, to date this audiovisual material has achieved 160 million views, becoming a great success for the nascent musical career of this artist at Having ranked number three on the Latin music list of the streaming platform Spotify, she was also listed as the best example of a digital star by Rolling Stone magazine.
On the musical debut of Lele Pons, her uncle, the Puerto Rican singer ChayanneHe said about it: “I see Lele super well with everything that she has created by herself since she was very little in a wave that was barely growing and she is a pioneer of that wave. I am happy for her, she has a terrific song now.”
Lele Pons Musical Genre
Lele Pons managed to make a place for herself in the music industry when she started her career as a singer, so she decided to do it hand in hand with the pop genre, this musical style has been present in each of her singles.Likewise, all the rhythm and musical style of Lele Pons is accompanied by her great talent derived from her multiple participations in which she was involved before developing her musical career.
But, there were several elements that came together for this Venezuelan to become a true singing star, her voice, her Latin style, her incomparable beauty make her unique by being able to create a great show with an extraordinary staging.Although this artist has sung in Spanish, she does not rule out that her next performances will be in English, as she stated during an interview: “I want to make more music, music in English, new things are coming.
” In addition, she stated that her tastes and rhythms always go towards reggaeton and even hip-hop because they are musical genres with which she identifies, they are also danceable and fun rhythms.Lele Pons admires several figures in the artistic field and she is even a fan of Latin women like Sofía Vergara and Gaby Espino, but she has a special predilection for the Colombian singer Shakira , who had a positive influence on her career.
Traiectory And Legacy Of Lele Pons
Such is the fame enjoyed by Lele Pons that she began as an influencer but her career diversified over time, so in 2016 she made her first appearance on the big screen having had a role in the television series “Scream ” based on the films of the same name, in which he played a victim in the second season during episode one entitled
“I know what you did last summer” or “I know what you did last summer” . In November of that same year, Lele Pons was chosen again now to be in the cast of the movie “We love you” or “We love you”, from director Huck Botko premiered on YouTube. In this new production Lele Pons was Callie and she was accompanied by actors Yousef Erakat, Justin Dobies, Ray William Johnson and Courtney Lakin, among others.
In search of conquering other scenarios, the year 2016 meant a year of a lot of work for Lele Pons when she managed to appear in the video clip “She’s out of her mind” or “Ella esta demente” by the rock band Blink 182 , later that The same year Lele Pons got a new role now in the web series “Escape the night” or “Escape the night” produced by Brian Graden Media, in which he had an important role playing the scammer in the first season.
In 2017 job proposals continued to arrive for Lele Pons, so in January of that year she appeared in the video clip “Summer” or “Verano” by the DJ and producer Marshmello , in which she played the role of a skater’s partner, whose video achieved more than 270 million views on the music platform YouTube. Later, Lele Pons participated in October 2017 in the video clip for “Havana” by Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello , where she played the partying sister of the former Fifth Harmony member .
This production obtained 448 million views on YouTube and is dedicated to the homeland of Camila Cabello, it also had the collaboration of the rapperYoung Thug .Before the end of 2017, Lele Pons embarked on a new project, now in “Downtown” or “Centro de la ciudad” belonging to the album “Check Mate” by the Brazilian singer Anitta in which he shared credits with J Balvin being released in November of that year.
Apart from the official video clip, new audiovisual material was released in December starring Lele Pons and JuanPa Zurita, which was posted on the Venezuelan’s YouTube channel.After the release of the success of “Dicen” , Lele Pons announced to her fans that she was preparing a Latin version titled “Amigos”in clear reference to the series of the 90s “Friends” .
In this new production it would be headed by six well-known youtubers such as the Mexican JuanPa Zurita and Lele Pons as the protagonists along with the Dominican Ana Marte, the Americans Hannah Stocking, Rudy Mancuso and Anwar Jibawi, the plot revolved around how six friends have fun while details of the lives of these six personalities were revealed.
Lele Pons announced the launch of the first chapter of “Friends” on her Instagram account, also when this Venezuelan shared the intro of this new project, she obtained more than 300 thousand views in just 10 minutes, this series was broadcast on the channel in YouTube of the interpreter.
Later, Lele Pons participated in the video clip“The middle” by producer Zedd with Maren Morris and Gray premiered in 2018, also during the presentation of these singers at the Grammy Awards, this artist accompanied them on stage dancing this musical theme.
After her first musical theme, Lele Pons was signed by the Universal Music record company with which she signed a contract and shortly after she released her second single entitled “Jealous” , in which she worked as co-producer DVLP who had just collaborated with artists like Eminem , J Balvin and Lil Wayne , she was also accompanied by the singer Fuego .“
Jealous”In countries like Spain, it was very well received when it managed to be in the first 50 positions of the most listened to songs on Spotify, in addition, this song got more than 130 million reproductions and in just four days of its release, this single reached more than 25 million in YouTube thus becoming a great success for this Venezuelan. Such was the impact of “Jealous” that it became a trend on Twitter.Regarding this new production, Lele Pons commented that: “I’m very happy that ‘Celoso’ finally came out.
The creation of the song was an incredible experience and I want to thank Ale Alberi, DVLP and Fuego, for helping me write and produce this song. To Rudy Mancuso and Anwar Jibawi for directing my videos. My team has been with me every step of the way and they have made this moment something very special”. In the same way, the producer Rudy Mancuso confessed to being satisfied with the results obtained, as he stated: “I directed this music video for @lelepons.
It was an incredibly exciting and educational experience. Thanks for letting me run this crazy vision @shots. Jealous is out now.” In just two weeks “Jealous”managed to enter the top 20 of Hot Latin Songs, ranking number 11.
With his musical career in full swing, Lele Pons announced the release of the remix of “Teléfono” in which he worked with Aitana Ocaña, which was positioned in less than 24 hours in the number two position on YouTube obtaining more than three million views after its launch, another successful success for this radiant Venezuelan.
On the other hand, Lele Pons has developed other facets such as modeling, this led her to parade on the fall-winter catwalk at Milan fashion week for the Dolce & Gabbana brand, she was also a jury at Miss Universe and in February of 2017 managed to become the ambassador of CoverGirl. In turn, in 2015 Lele Pons was in the White House at the invitation made by former first lady Michelle Obama to participate in a social campaign.
From her work as her influencer, Lele Pons invested part of that money to launch her jewelry collection that she wore under the name UNO Magnetic. She also had the opportunity to host the 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards event along with Aitana.
That same year she was recognized as one of the most influential teenagers by Times magazine, in 2016 she was considered the most influential Venezuelan by Time magazine, in 2017 she was in the first places in the list of 30 under 30 most successful published by Forbes magazine.
May 2018, Lele Pons became the presenter of the singing contest created by the Televisa network The Voice…Méxic for a new season that would begin in October of that same year.Wherever Lele Pons points, success follows her like when she made the song “Scooby doo papa” by singer DJ Kass viral , released in September 2017, but which became popular the following year in the form of a challenge.
This single was made very famous by Lele Pons and Inanna, who appeared in a video on Instagram dressed as Vilma and Daphne from the remembered series “Scooby Doo” . About this phenomenon, DJ Kass said that: “I released it in September (2017) and it went viral because of a public figure named Lele Pons, who published a video with the song on his social networks.
“The prominence of Lele Pons and her career has been worthy of various recognitions for which in 2015 she was nominated at the Shorty Awards as Vine Star, she also had a nomination at the Teen Choice Awards as Female Internet Celebrity, and at the Streamy Awards again. got a new nomination but this time as Viner.
In 2016 this artist managed to win the award for Best Viner at the Teen Choice Awards and at Streamy Awards she was the winner in the Best Ensemble Cast category for “Escape the Night” , finally in 2018 Lele Pons won the award as Global Instagrammer in the MTV Millennial Awards.
LeLe Pons Personal Life
Lele Pons starred in a scandal in 2018 with the model Ray Díaz when an intimate video went viral in which the two can be seen kissing with great passion lying on the bed accompanied by tongue movements.
This short material was broadcast on Ray Díaz’s Instagram account, but it was deleted shortly after and the influencer himself claimed that his account on this social network had been hacked, for which he apologized not only to all his followers but also to Lele Pons.
On the other hand, Lele Pons has been linked to several personalities such as JuanPa Zuita with whom it was rumored for a long time that they had something and it was even claimed that this artist was in a romance plan with the singer Carlos Rivera. However, this Venezuelan clarified that she has had a boyfriend for about two months, an Italian named Leonardo Favero who has no connection to the world of entertainment.
During an interview on the program With permission, Lele Pons confessed that her father is gay, for whom she also feels a deep love and they have a very close relationship. She was also in favor of the homosexual community and because of her respect for the private life of her father, she did not reveal these details.
LeLe Pons Net Worth
Pons has been professionally active in the industry since 2013. She has managed to derive an impressive amount of wealth from her multiple careers as an actress, singer, model, YouTuber, and internet personality. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Pons had an estimated net worth of $3 million as of July 2019.