Bella Poarch is an American-Filipino social media influencer who gained wide popularity on the TikTok platform after posting a video to the viral song “M to the B” by Millie B.
Poarch was born in the Philippines on February 8, 2001, as per PopBuzz, which would make her 20 years old as of 2021. However, Famous Birthdays mentioned her birth year as 1997, make her 24 years old now.
It seems the latter one is her exact birth date since Poarch claimed to have served in the US Navy and was stationed in Japan in 2017. But to serve in the US Navy, one must be at least 17 years old. It's highly unlikely that she would have been just 16 (if born in 2001) during her time in Japan.
Besides her age, Bella also has been scrutinized for using an apparently fake name. She has been active in the social media channels like YouTube, Tik Tok, Twitter, and Twitch only recently, having created those accounts between March and May of 2020.
But her Facebook and Instagram accounts were created before 2017, which unveiled her commonly used name as a fake one. It was noted that Poarch opened a Facebook account with the name “Taylor Nariee,” and this is suspected to be her real name.
According to Influencer Marketing Hub, Poarch spent her early years in the Philippines with her parents. She later moved to Hawaii at the age of 13 and eventually became enlisted in the United States Navy. Her height is 5 ft 2 in (1.55 m).
Poarch's net worth is yet under review, but some online sources estimated it to be around $200,000 as of 2021. She became an internet sensation following a lip-sync video to a diss track titled "M to the B" by British artist Millie B. The video has more than 500 million views and around 41.5 million likes to date.
It also went on to be the most-liked TikTok videos of all time and helped her achieve a meteoric rise to stardom. Bella now has over 40 million followers on Tik Tok, 10 million on Instagram, 295K on Twitter, and more than 176k subscribers on YouTube. Her earning per sponsored Instagram post is estimated to range from $20,000 to $34,000.
The 24-year-old faced backlash for her tattoo of the Japanese “rising sun” flag that featured a red circle with 16 red rays emanating from it. The flag is a symbol of Japanese imperialism to countries who fell victim to Japan's imperialism, as per CNN, and has even compared o the Nazi swastika.
"I apologize to Koreans because 6 months ago I got a tattoo of the red sun with 16 rays. At that time, I didn’t know the history..But when I found out, I immediately had it covered and scheduled for removal. I am ashamed of myself for not doing my research," she later tweeted.
Poarch is single and has no boyfriend as of now. She confirmed her single status during a game called 'Whose Bio Is It Anyway' with Noah Beck and Larray, according to PopBuzz.
She is rumored to be dating Kylie Jenner's ex-boyfriend, Tyga after both started appearing together in TikTok videos. However, neither has publicly spoken about the alleged relationship.