At the age of 21, internet sensation and bestselling author Le Le Pons has already been named one of ‘30 Most influential teens’ and ‘30 Most Influential People on the Internet’ by TIME. Forbes magazine included Pons on its ‘30 Under 30 list’ in 3 categories; entertainment, immigrants and youngest, as well as ranking her No.8 in their Top Influencers of 2017 in the entertainment industry.
Born in Venezuela before moving to Miami, Florida at the age of 5 her career skyrocketed when she joined video platform Vine and later YouTube. She currently has over 8 million subscribers on her channel and 23 million followers on Instagram. She’s also had breakthrough roles in film and television hits including ‘The Space between Us’, ‘Scream’ and ‘Escape the night’. As if that weren’t enough, Lele is a brand ambassador for ‘Cover Girl’ and recently walked a Dolce and Gabbana runway show alongside fellow millennials Cameron Dallas, Sofia Richie, and Lucky Blue Smith.
You recently appeared in Camila Cabello’s smash hit music video ‘Havana” how did that happen and what was it like filming with Camila?
Camila asked if I wanted to be a part of it. We’re friends and I was so excited to be in it. She’s so funny and talented and it was an amazing experience!
Where does the name Lele come from?
Well, my full first name is “Eleonora.” My friends and family have always called me “Lele” for short.
How did you get your start in social media?
I was a sophomore in High School and started using Vine. It was a great start for me, but Instagram and YouTube has allowed me to be more creative and develop longer form content!
It was recently claimed you had the most viewed Instagram stories of 2017, do you feel any pressure or responsibility to monitor what you post?
I don’t think my posting habits have changed or will change because of that. I post what’s happening in my life and I’ve always tried to keep a regular schedule. Having the most viewed Instagram stories is a reminder that I have such a large platform and I can use that to spread positive messages to a lot of people!
What is your favourite go to comfort food?
I LOVE PIZZA!
Your favourite day to night look?
I love a good faux-fur coat. You can pair it with almost anything!
Who would be the dream celebrity to collaborate with on a Youtube video?
Shakira! She’s so amazing and talented. We could do so many different things, if we collaborated. We could make a dance video or a hilarious sketch.
What is one thing in your closet you can’t live without?
I can’t live without a pair of comfortable sweats. I love coming home after a long day and putting them on. I love dressing up, but I also love being cozy.
What is one beauty rule that you live by?
Take off your makeup every night! It’s the key to having good skin.
What achievement are you most proud of?
Hosting Miss Universe! I remember watching it when I was a little girl and it was an experience I will never forget. It was so inspiring being around all of those strong, intelligent and beautiful women.