Vanessa Merrell - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 17, 2020

Vanessa Merrell
Nick Name: Nessa
Profession: YouTuber, Social Media personality, Actress, Singer
Best Known For: What It's Like to Be a Twin
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $2 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 6, 1996 (age 25)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Vanessa Jo Merrell
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: Paul Merrell
Mother's Name: Wendy Merrell
Siblings: 1

Veronica Jo Merrell (twin sister)

Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Mexican, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Irish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.57 meter (5 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 52 kg (114.64 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 8.5 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 32 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 34 inch
Bra Size: 32
Cup Size: B

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Who is Vanessa Merrell?

Vanessa Merrell is one half of the Merrell Twins. The twins are famous YouTubers with over 4.1 million subscribers and counting!

Vanessa Merrell: Age, Family, Education

Vanessa Merrell’s birth took place on August 6, 1996, Kansas City, Missouri, the USA as Vanessa Jo Merrell. Her parents are Wendy Merrell, a school secretary, and Paul Merrell, a video producer. She has a sibling, a twin to be precise!

Source: heightline (from left- Veronica Merrell, Wendy Merrell, Vanessa Merrell)

Her twin sister is named Veronica Jo Merrell. So, who is the older one? Vanessa Merrell is 45 minutes younger than her twin. While being born, Veronica came out easily but the same was not the case with Vanessa. She had to be delivered via cesarean “c” section, thus the 45 minutes age gap between the two.

Merrell was only 5 years old when she started to play piano and was in the 5th grade when she started taking singing lessons. She also plays the violin.

Education, Ethnicity

As for education, Merrell Twins attended the same high school, although they have not shared it's name. After graduating high school, both were accepted into the same college but has chosen different major. Vanessa Jo Merrell has chosen TV production as her major while Veronica Jo Merrell has selected screenwriting as her major.

Source: Twitter (Vanessa Merrell's 2015 tweet)

In the fall of 2018, they had decided to take a break from classes citing busy schedules but has not shared if they are back in their studies.

Her ethnicity includes Mexican, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Irish.

Similarities and differences

Being monozygotic twins, they are bound to look identical. They even have the same middle name, Jo!

However, there is a slight difference in their appearances that sets them apart. Vanessa has dimples on both her cheeks while Veronica has one on only one cheek, the left one. Also, Veronica is lactose intolerant while Vanessa is not.

Which of the Merrell Twins is older? Here are seven Merrell Twin facts that you probably never knew!

Source: Reddit (The Merrell Twins)

Vanessa Merrell: Boyfriend, Children, Marriage

Merrell was in a relationship with Aaron Van Wormer. The two had begun dating in 2015. She even had encouraged her boyfriend to open his own YouTube channel, which he later did. But the couple soon broke up.

As of now, she is single. Wormer began dating Courtney Oddo in 2017.

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Vanessa Merrell: Career

Merrell began her career in entertainment at a fairly young age. From ages 8 to 12, she acted in numerous children's videos.

She even has titles of Best Top Model, Best Actor, and Grand Best Overall Child Top Model in the 2009's Models and Talent Competition.

Before fame

The Merrell Twins first started their YouTube channel in 2009. They uploaded their first video, What It's Like to Be a Twin and completely forgot about it! Fast forward two years, they somehow remembered their YouTube channel and checked it. The channel had amassed 10,000 views and their channel had 2,000 subscribers!

Highly encouraged, the Twins soon got to work. They made more and more videos while their father edited their videos.

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Worked in

At the age of 16, which was in 2013, the twins moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as actresses. They have been successful in landing minor TV and film roles.

Source: Twitter (Vanessa Merrell and Veronica Merrell at the YouTube fan fest in May 2018)

Vanessa Jo Merrell portrayed the role of Valeria in the total of five episodes in Jane the Virgin from 2014 to 2016 along with her twin sister. They also have starred together in Faking It (2015), The Standoff (2016), Hyperlinked (2017). They are also frequently featured in Awesomeness TV's YouTube channel.

Worked with?

Vanessa Merrell has worked with actors Gina Rodriguez, Justin Baldoni, Brett Dier, Yael Grobglas, Jaime Camil, to name a few.

She has collaborated with YouTubers Dominic DeAngelis, Harrison Webb, Gabriel Conte, and Collins Key.

Source: Super Stars Bio (Vanessa Merrell)

Vanessa Merrell: Awards and Nominations

Merrell along with her twin sister has been nominated for two Teen Choice Awards, Choice Female Web Star, Shorty Awards and Choice YouTuber.

Among the nominations, they have won Best YouNower Award at the 2016 Shorty Awards and YouNower of the Year award at the 2016 Streamy Award. They also won a Streamy Award in 2018 for Lifestyle.

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Vanessa Merrell: Net Worth, Salary

Her individual net worth and annual salary has not been estimated. However, the net worth of the Merrell twins has been estimated at around $2 million.

Vanessa Merrell: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media Vanessa Merrell is active on Instagram with more than 1.8 million followers and Twitter with thousands of followers. She is active on Facebook as The Merrell twins and has an official webpage -

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