The world of Youtube content writers can be quite competitive and discouraging, especially if you plan to make a career out of it, but the Merrell twins seem to have cracked the success code as Youtube bloggers. The Merrell twins are identical twin sisters, Veronica and Vanessa, who together run a YouTube channel with over 3.5 million subscribers and over 641 million views.
Their videos are mainly about funny topics and the presentation of their singing talents. Because of the fame, they have gained on YouTube for their amazing singing skills, they have been featured on TV shows such as Fake It and Jane the Virgin. More interesting information about their career, family, and private life can be found below.
The Merrell Twins – Bio, Age
The Merrell Twins, consisting of Veronica Jo Merell and Vanessa Merell, were born on August 6, 1996, in Kansas City, Missouri. Veronica, who is the older of the two, was born in the normal way and without any complications. Vanessa, on the other hand, proved difficult to be born normally, which led her mother to decide to have an urgent C-section on the advice of her doctors.
Because of this complication, Vanessa was born 45 minutes later than her older sister Veronica. Moreso, it was discovered that Vanessa was not breathing properly due to lung problems, so she was quickly taken to intensive care until she had fully recovered.
The nurses had been in love with the entertainment industry for as long as they could remember. They started learning music at the age of five and now they play the violin, piano, and guitar very well. In the 6th grade, the Merrell twins made a scary video, but never uploaded the video for fear that people would say they looked stupid in the video.
YouTube Success, Acting, Education
With their father’s help, they were able to create their own YouTube channel in 2009, as well as their first video entitled “What it’s Like to be a Twin”. After the video was shot and uploaded, they haven’t watched it for over two years. When they checked it again, they found to their surprise that the video had received more than 10,000 views with over 2,000 subscribers. When they saw this, the twins were highly motivated to post more videos and upload comedy sketches along with their music.
Soon they became the creative directors of “We Heart It” and also entered into a partnership with “YouNow”. So far, their father Paul was the one who produced and edited their videos with content such as games, challenges, original songs, covers, and funny sketches. Now the Merrell twins boast of having over 641 million views of their video with more than 3.5 million subscribers who love their work.
To push things forward and pursue a career, the Merrel twins moved to Los Angeles with their parents at the age of 16, a move that would later prove to be good for them. Due to their increased popularity and success on YouTube, they were offered roles in numerous films and television shows, including Jane the Virgin and the 2016 film The Standoff. Moreso, her ambition to work extensively in Hollywood made her think about acquiring professional training and skills. Currently, Vanessa is majoring in television production, while Veronica is studying screenwriting.
Family – Dad, Mom, Ethnicity
In terms of ethnicity, the Merrell twins are most certainly Americans from a small, close-knit family. Their father, Paul Merrell, happens to be a video producer and musician who has been very helpful and supportive of his twin daughters’ careers. Their beloved mother Wendy also supports their girls very much, even when she works as a school secretary. The Merrel twins are their parents’ only children, as they have no other siblings.
The Merrell twins have been so vocal about relationships that they even discuss them freely on their YouTube pages. But considering their age, they have not really participated in a whole bunch of relationships. Vanessa Merrell, who is the youngest of the twins, however, had a relationship in 2016 with Aaron Van Wormer, an Instagram and YouTube star. Unfortunately, the two are no longer together, and Aaron then moved on to a new relationship with Courtney Oddo in 2017.