Colleen Ballinger is the lady behind the popular YouTube character Miranda Sings. Miranda Sings is a singer who is considered ridiculously talentless by everyone else, except herself. Colleen created the character to satirize people with a bad voice who are trying to make their big break on the social media platform.
She started posting the character in 2008 and slowly started building a fan base. In 2010 her clip with Miranda Sings, singing from the key of Katy Perry’s California Girls, was aired almost immediately to over 5 million viewers. In 2013, her fame shot across the roof, and in 2014 she received the Teen Choice Awards for Webstar Choice: Comedy.
Colleen has used her fame to launch other projects, including her own personal Vlog Colleen Vlogs, in which she talks about lifestyle and also publishes funny clips. Her fame on YouTube has given her a career as a stand-up comedian on international tours and as an actress with her own Netflix series.
Colleen Ballinger Biography, (Age, And Other Background Information)
Ballinger was born on November 21, 1986, in Santa Barbara, California, where she also grew up. Her father, Tim Ballinger, is a sales manager, while her mother, Gwen, was a housewife. She has two older brothers, Christopher and Trent, and a younger sister named Rachel.
After graduating from San Marcos High School, Ballinger attended Azusa Pacific University, where he graduated with a degree in singing in 2008. During her college years, she began performing for Disney and also taught piano to children.
During her college years, Colleen began making fun of rude and cocky girls at her school who, although they could sing poorly, tried to turn it into a YouTube career. Colleen began publishing satirical videos just to amuse herself among her friends. As a result, her videos gained ground and soon made her a star.
Colleen Ballinger was with her YouTube star Joshua David Evans for 7 years before she married him in July 2015 at a wedding in California. Both were born to be in front of the camera, and Colleen and Joshua were never afraid to show off their romance on their respective channels.
They even added an 18-minute clip of their wedding for their fans’ enjoyment. Sadly, their seemingly perfect relationship broke up in October 2016, only about a year after their wedding.
Colleen went to her Psycho Soprano Channel to announce the breakup in an emotional video in which she told them that things with Evans never went as smoothly as they had painted it.
“We had a rocky relationship from the beginning, we always bumped heads, we always fought since we met. It was never a perfect relationship,” said the YouTube star.
Then she went on;
“For a long time now, I’ve realized how unhappy we both were. I know that many of you will be very disappointed, angry, and hurt because you feel really close to us and have looked up to our relationship and our love,” she continued.
Evans also went to his channel to talk about her shocking divorce.
“We’ve had some great and terrible times in the last eight years,” he said.
“I’m not opting for this divorce, I don’t want this divorce. I want it, but I really believe that she believes she is making the right decision right now, and I can’t make her decisions for her.
After the separation, they both took a break from social media. Their union didn’t produce children. In the meantime, both have taken down the videos where they talked about their divorce.
Like other popular YouTube stars, Colleen Ballinger has been able to monetize the popularity of her channel and even make huge appearances outside YouTube. She earns a percentage of advertising fees and fixed sponsorship fees, and with at least 14 million subscribers and 2.7 billion views on her channels, that number is certainly a mammoth figure.
It also has a website of the same name where it sells goods. Her earnings were enough to put her on the Forbes list in 2016 as the 9th highest-paid YouTube star with a $5 million paycheck.
Between Forbes’ calculation period, Ballinger released a hit memoir entitled Self-Help, traveled the nation as a stand-up act, and signed a contract for the Netflix series. The series, entitled Haters Back Off, which tells Miranda’s backstory, ran successfully for two seasons – 2016 and 2017.
All these efforts and more have helped Colleen Ballinger to an estimated $8 million in net worth.