In the modern age and time, social media is a great way to reach worldwide fame and collect a nice amount of money that can go with it. This is the story of Salice Rose, who started as an Instagram model, but reached fame by recording videos for YouTube. How much do you really know about this red-haired creator? On which platforms is she most active?
Early life and Education
Salice Rose was born on 20 November 1994, in Lancaster, California USA, where she grew up in together with her siblings, a sister named Ashley Rose, and two brothers. She’s never disclosed any information about her parents, but she’s of part-Peruvian descent and is fluent in the Spanish language.
Rose attended local high school, and after matriculating enrolled at military school.
Rose created her account on the social media platform Instagram in August 2013. Her looks and flaming red hair attracted many people to her profile, and her fan base quickly grew. She became even more popular in 2014 when she joined the video streaming platform YouTube on 21st March of that year. She started uploading videos about trending topics, but soon extended this to creating more personal videos, such as “My Coming Out Story” and “What My Tattoos Mean”.
Her videos became very popular as young people, mostly teens, could relate to the topics that she was talking about. Judging by the comments on her videos and posts, most youngsters feel like they are going through similar problems and have trouble dealing with them, so they would go to her videos to hear her advice.
As of June 2020, she has earned more than 11 million followers on Instagram, over 155,000 subscribers on YouTube, and more than 14.6 million fans on TikTok, a social media platform on which people post short clips of themselves to a variety of pre-recorded audiotapes.
— Salice Rose (@salice_roseee) July 7, 2020
She is also popular on Twitter, on which she has more than 275,000 followers, and became famous on Snapchat as well, after starting a thread called “My Story”, in which she urged everyone to post interesting and unique stories from their lives.
Her growing popularity on social media helped her open her own clothing store, named simply Salice Rose, on which she sells her merchandise which is mostly inspired by her Peruvian and Latina descent, including her own clothing line, called The Donut Factory. She is the face of the sugar-free energy drink, Bang Energy too, which has more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram, as well as another big collaboration with Google Pixel.
Rose is a lesbian and is very vocal about her sexual orientation. In one of her videos, called “My Coming Out Story”, she said that she had a crush on her female classmate back in high school, but at the time she didn’t understand it, as she thought she was supposed to like boys and not girls. She also stated that she used to date guys because she thought she had to, but that she never developed any feelings for any of them, which annoyed her as she wanted to feel like she belonged with someone. However, when she enrolled at military school, she finally realized that she is, in fact, a lesbian.
She worried that her parents wouldn’t accept her sexual orientation, but her mother was completely supportive, and helped her find peace with herself.
Rose dated a girl called Alejandra, and recorded many videos about her. However, the two broke up for undisclosed reasons. As of June 2020, she is considered to be single, as she never talks about anyone romantically.
She has featured a lot of her family members in various video clips and images, but hasn’t revealed anyone’s names or private details. Some of the family members she showed are her mother, her grandfather, and her siblings.
Salice is a devout Christian and even has a cross tattooed on several places on her body. A lot of her photo captions are dedicated to her love for God, and she often promotes her faith.
Rose is a huge fan of body art and tattoos. Most of her tattoos have a deep meaning for her, and a lot of them are dedicated to God and her family.
One of her favorite singers is Trey Songz, an R&B singer known for hits such as “On Top”, “Love Faces” and “Last Time”. She collaborated with the Columbian singer Sebastian Yatra on the music video for his song “Ya No Tiene Novio”.
Rose’s fame isn’t without a certain amount of infamy. She is criticized by many for attempting to become even more famous by asking big brands to collaborate with her, and for calling several big YouTube celebrities to record videos for her channel. Others claimed that she is ‘fake’ and that she tries to appear more unique than she is in real life.
Rose received a lot of criticism after promoting waist training products on her Instagram; she claimed that, with the use of techniques and products she promotes, everyone could lose at least two inches from their waist in around two weeks. After some time, she deleted all of the controversial photos, and has refused to comment about them.
Apart from being popular on various social media sites, and earning from her collaborations with brands such as Bang Energy and Budlight, she also has a considerable income from her online store. As of June 2020 her net worth is estimated at around $5 million!
Rose is considered to be a gorgeous looking woman by many of her fans. She has an olive skin tone, dark eyes, and dyes her brown hair bright red. Her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m), she weighs around 114lbs (52kgs), and her vital statistics are around 34-24-34 with a bra size of 34B. Her body is covered in tattoos.