Alissa Violet is an American actress, model and YouTube sensationalist, who rose to fame by posting her pictures and home videos on social media. Before Vine was shut down, Alissa Violet managed to garner more than 600,000 followers on the platform, making her one of the most popular celebrities on Vine. Currently, Alissa Violet has more than 150 million YouTube views and 3.4 million subscribers on her YouTube channel. Her popularity cuts across other social media platforms as well including Instagram, where she has more than 8.4 million followers, and Twitter where she has more than 2 million followers.
Though Alissa Violet lived most of her early years in Brunswick, Ohio, she later on relocated to Los Angeles, with the hopes of pursuing a career in modelling. This was right after Jake Paul, her ex-boyfriend encouraged her to follow her passion. To ensure that she did not plan to go back to Ohio, Alissa Violet then purchased a 1-way ticket to LA. Upon her arrival, Alissa Violet met with five top modelling agencies. Out of the five, four agencies offered Alissa Violet, a full time contract. After some brainstorming, Alissa Violet decided to sign up with Next Models and a few months later, she purchased her first vehicle.