• Born as Donald De La Haye, in Limon, Costa Rica, in 1996
• Plays football and is a YouTuber
• Graduated from University of Central Florida in 2018
• Signed a contract with the Toronto Argonauts in 2019
• Net worth estimated at over $1.2 million
Who is Deestroying?
Deestroying was born as Donald De La Haye, in Limon, Costa Rica, on 2 December 1996 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he holds both American and Costa Rican nationality. He is a YouTuber and a football player, who might be known best for his YouTube channel onto which he mostly uploads videos related to football.
Early life and education
Deestroying spent the first seven years of his life in Costa Rica, before the family moved to the US and eventually settled in Port St. Lucie in Florida – his father found a job at a taxi company, while his mother worked as a cleaning lady.
He became interested in football while attending high school, and played for the school’s team being one of the best players. Deestroying was also interested in various other things such as acting, stand-up comedy and being active on the internet. After matriculating in 2014, he was offered a football scholarship by the University of Central Florida, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2018.
In 2015, Deestroying started playing as his university team’s kickoff specialist, however, he was ordered by The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 2017 to demonetize his YouTube channel if he wanted to continue playing college football – this would have made it impossible for Deestroying to make money on the network, while they also gave him the option fo deleting his entire channel – it’s widely known that it is forbidden in most US states for NCAA athletes to make money by showing their faces on the internet. Deestroying decided to continue running his channel, but then lost his scholarship and was kicked out of the team – he sued his university in July 2018, and won in November of the same year when he was allowed to graduate.
Deestroying went on to ask National Football League (NFL) teams to let him play for them in numerous of his YouTube videos, and on 19 May 2019 he signed a contract with the Toronto Argonauts competing in the Canadian Football League – the signing helped the Instagram page of the Argonauts gain 15,000 new followers. The deal was eventually made between the Argonauts and Deestroying putting him on their ‘suspended list’, so that he could focus on his career on YouTube.
Career on the internet
Deestroying launched his channel on 5 June 2015, and it’s today subscribed to by more than three million people, and counts over 450 million views of all his videos combined.
He is mostly focused on uploading videos related to football, but has just recently uploaded his debut music video – “Cocaine” – which gathered over 165,000 views in only a day. Deestroying’s two most popular videos are “I RACED LOGAN PAUL FOR $100,000.. AND WON! (CHALLENGER GAMES)” as it has been watched close to 10 million times since 30 July 2019, and “DOING 1ON1’S AGAINST TYREEK HILL! (FASTEST PLAYER IN THE NFL) FT. SAMMY WATKINS”, watched more than 7.5 million times since 25 July 2020.
He is active on many social media networks. Deestroying’s Instagram account is followed by close to a million people, while he’s uploaded around 730 pictures, most of which have been taken during his everyday life. He has been active on Twitter since April 2012, and has gathered around 56,000 followers, while his Facebook page counts around 430,000 followers.
Deestroying is also active on TikTok, on which he’s followed by around 1.5 million fans, while he has gathered more than 27 million ‘likes’ of all his pictures and videos combined.
Love life and relationships
Deestroying met his girlfriend Kiana Wudte while they were both attending the University of Central Florida, and they started going out in the summer of 2017, not long before Deestroying graduated. Kiana is a model, social media star and a huge lover of animals, and her Instagram account is followed by close to 150,000 people.
Deestroying likes to feature his girlfriend in his Instagram pictures as well as to write about her on the internet, and in early 2020 he wrote on one of his social media accounts – ‘Happy Glee-Day to my baby momma. No, we don’t have no babies but all you subscribers are our childrens. Go wish y’alls mom a happy birthday for me.’
Deestroying hasn’t talked about any other girls he might have dated, and as of November 2020, he is in a relationship with his long-term girlfriend Kiana Wudte, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Deestroying is physically very active, and spends most of his time on football fields running, practicing passing and kicking, and he also has four to five training sessions at the gym each week, thus his muscular body.
He is also following a strict diet, and each day eats the same number of calories.
Deestroying likes to travel and has been to several US states with his girlfriend, while he has also taken her on a vacation to Paris in France – the two stayed there for a week, and afterwards visited England and Germany.
He is a philanthropist who is using his fame on the internet to urge people to protect the environment in whatever way they can. This is one of the reasons why Deestroying – who is a huge fan of fast cars – is driving a Tesla.
In his spare time which is mostly late at night, he enjoys watching romantic comedy movies with his girlfriend, and his favorite actor and actress are Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Roberts, while a few of the two’s favorite movies are “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Lost in Translation” and the animated Disney trilogy “How To Train Your Dragon”.
Age, height and net worth
Deestroying’s age is 23. He has medium long black hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) and he weighs around 170lbs (78kgs).
As of November 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $1.2 million.