|Vanessa Merrell Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||August 6, 1996|
Vanessa Merrell is an American social media star, YouTuber, actress, singer, songwriter, musician, comedian, and content creator who is best known for being one-half of the sisterly duo Merrell Twins, alongside her identical twin Veronica Jo Merrell. She has also appeared in shows and movies such as Jane the Virgin, Hyperlinked, Like A Boss, Faking It, The Haunted House Contract, Where Is My Romeo?, The Standoff, Switched, Prom Night, and Mystery Twin Bin.
Vanessa Jo Merrell
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Vanessa Merrell attended college in Los Angeles and majored in film production.
YouTuber, Actress, Comedian, Singer, Songwriter, Social Media Star, Musician, Content Creator
- Father – Paul Merrell (Video Producer)
- Mother – Wendy Merrell (Musician)
- Siblings – Veronica Merrell (Older Twin Sister)
- Others – James Paul Merrell (Paternal Grandfather), Lela M. Yount (Paternal Grandmother), Jose Pacheco (Maternal Grandfather), Pilar Coutiño (Maternal Grandmother)
Vanessa Merrell has been managed by –
- Ty Flynn, Talent Agent, United Talent Agency (UTA), Beverly Hills, California, United States
- Ivy Koral Cavic, Manager, ROAR LLC, Beverly Hills, California, United States
- Daniel S. Passman, Legal Representative, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, Inc., Beverly Hills, California, United States
Vocals, Piano, Cello, Bass Guitar
5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm
48 kg or 106 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Vanessa Merrell has dated –
- Aaron Van Wormer (2015-2016) – Vanessa and Aaron dated briefly. Aaron is a YouTuber from Missouri. They met on freshman transition day at their high school and started dating in October 2015. They have both been featured in each other’s videos on YouTube. The couple had their differences and decided to part ways in 2016. She confirmed the breakup on YouNow.
- Devin Johnson (2018) – Social media star, Devin Johnson who goes by the Instagram handle ‘alwayslitdev’ had dated Vanessa in 2018.
- Hootie Hurley (2019) – In 2019, Vanessa had a romantic relationship with pole vaulter Hootie Hurley.
- Christian Seavey (2019)
- John Vaughn (2021-Present) – In 2021, she started dating singer (band member of PUBLIC) John Vaughn. John had uploaded a video of them together in July 2021 to confirm their relationship. The couple got engaged in September 2022. They tied the knot on January 27, 2023.
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (White, Hispanic, and Asian)
She has Irish and German ancestry on her father’s side and is of Mexican, Spanish, Portuguese, and Filipino descent on her mother’s side.
- Possesses a funny and bubbly nature
- Dimpled smile
- Fuller lips with well maintained arched eyebrows
- Soft gentle voice
Vanessa Merrell was featured in the commercial for Build-A-Bear in 2008.
Best Known For
- Her entertaining content with her twin sister that includes challenges, vlogs, and also showcasing her musical talent by doing cover songs on their official YouTube channel titled MerrellTwins earning more than 3 million subscribers. Also, the twins have a second channel MoreMerrell for more lively vlogs and information on beauty and fashion. The channel has more than 420k subscribers.
- Winning some exclusive awards with her twin sister Veronica such as the YouNower of the Year award at the 2016 Shorty Awards and Best Live Show award at the 2016 Streamy Awards
- Winning the 2009 Actors, Models, and Talent Competition and being crowned the Best Top Model, Best Actor, and Grand Best Overall Child Top Model
As a Singer
She has collaborated with her twin sister to release songs such as Runner Runner and What I Want For Christmas on their official YouTube channel.
In 2016, she made her film debut as Maya in the comedy film The Standoff.
First TV Show
In 2014, she made her first television show appearance in the comedy TV series Jane the Virgin as Valeria.
Vanessa Merrell Favorite Things
- Color – Pink
- Movies – Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings
- TV Shows – Duck Dynasty, The Big bang Theory, Teen Wolf, Wonder Pets
- Snacks – Blu Raspberry Dum Dums
- YouTuber – Ryan Higa
- Disney Princess – Rapunzel
- Dream Destination – Lake Como, Italy
- Character From Teens Wolf – Stiles
- Animal – Dolphin
- Kind Of Scent – Apple cinnamon
- Sport – Soccer
- Classical Piano Song – Clair De Lune
Vanessa Merrell Facts
- In 2013, she and her sister moved to Los Angeles.
- She started playing the piano at the age of 5.
- She was born 45 minutes after her twin sister, Veronica Merrell.
- Vanessa was a cheerleader in middle school and high school.
- She has been in 10 weddings where she has either been a flower girl, candle lighter or guest book attendant with her sister Veronica.
- She can wakeboard.
- Her crushes are mostly athletic men.
- Her celebrity crush is Cristiano Ronaldo.
- She loves watching television and going shopping to easily affordable places.
- Her fashion style is to dress trendy and comfortably.
- She always craves Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
- When she was little, she always wanted to be a nurse as a grown-up.
- She and her sister Veronica were invited to The White House by then-First Lady Michelle Obama.
- If she could be any animal, she would be the Japanese Flying Squirrel.
- She has often collaborated with fellow social media personalities such as Dominic DeAngelis, Harrison Webb, Gabriel Conte, and Collins Key.
- In 2020, she brought to life the character of Layla in the comedy film, Like a Boss, whose lead cast comprised of Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Coolidge, Billy Porter, and Salma Hayek.
- In January 2023, Vanessa and John Vaughn announced that they had formed a new music duo called ButterflyTiger.
- Visit the Merrell twins’ official merchandise website @ www.merrelltwins.com.
Featured Image by Vanessa Merrell / Instagram
Hey Vanessa, I am an ordinary girl who started watching you and your sister’s channel since 2015 or somewhere around there. I love your vlogs, comedys and challenges. I look forward to more of your videos with Veronica! PEACE XOXO