As the world shifts to online and digital media and depending more and more on streaming services from cable and to social platforms for its news and entertainment content, YouTubers have become one of the leading creators in the new media. Their understanding of the online audience – how to create, maintain and increase a following are all handy skills that have primed them to be the leaders of the next generation of creators in the entertainment industry. One of such trailblazing creators is Gabrielle Jeanette Hanna who is more popularly known as Gabbie Hanna.
Gabbie Hanna is one of the standout personalities of the online mediascape. She has managed to cultivate a following on two major platforms, Vine (before it was shut down) and YouTube where she has garnered an audience of over 8 million people with close a billion views. Who is she? Learn more about Gabbie Hanna of The Gabbie Show by reading below.
Gabbie Hanna – Biography
Gabbie Hanna today is one of YouTube’s leading creators and she has been able to translate her YouTube success into a physical career through acting and authorship. It has all been an amazing journey of hard work, discipline, and commitment that started in 2013, but they say our journey to success or failure begins on the day we were born.
For Gabbie Hanna, that day would be February 7, 1991, when she was welcomed into the world by her parents in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Not much is known about her high school education, but she got her first job while she was in high school working as a cashier for a local pizza spot called Pizza Joe. Post high school, she attended the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in psychology and communications. She graduated with a degree in the subjects.
Hanna has always been an enterprising girl; despite the fact that she came from an upper-middle-class home. Perhaps it was the need to have her own independent source of income, uninfluenced by the needs of her six siblings that made her take on odd jobs in the university. Before she started posting on Vine and became a star, she worked as a bartender and a waitress. She also worked for a marketing company and rose to become its number one salesperson in the country.
In 2013, she began uploading skits to the six-second video platform, Vine. Through her skits, she was able to amass 5 million followers on the platform. Her success on the platform prompted her to create a YouTube channel, which she did in 2014 and named The Gabbie Show, although it is now currently named Gabbie Hanna. On the channel, she makes story time videos, comedic vlogs and also sings. She collaborates with other YouTubers and does Q&As.
Since she created her channel, she has accrued over 6 million subscribers and has over 800 million views. Her other channel, The Gabbie vlogs has over 150 million views and 1.6 million subscribers.
Outside of YouTube, she is also a dancer, an author, an actress, and a singer/songwriter. She once competed in a web series dance competition called Dance Showdown and won. She has also worked for Buzzfeed and MTV as part of their social media team. She also hosted MTV’s 2017 Video Music Awards and Total Request Live.
As a writer, she has released a book, Adultolescence, a collection of poems. As a singer, she has released five singles and an album, This Time Next Year. She has announced the release of a new book and album in 2019.
Her career thus far has yielded some accolades like two Teen Choice Awards nominations, nomination as YouTuber of the Year in the Shorty Awards and iHeartRadio. She also has nominations from the Streamy Awards, where she won the Storyteller of the Year.
Gabbie Hanna is believed to have a growing net worth of $2 million. She has a popular YouTuber channel, a budding music career to which she’s already had a No 1 and No 2 songs on the iTunes chart, a published book and comedy tours to thank for her growing net worth.
Is She Married? Boyfriend
There has been no concrete information about her relationship status or life. She has kept that part of her life mostly hidden although she once started rumors of being into Desmond Harrington with a 2014 tweet. In 2018, she also sparked speculation with the recurrent appearance of a man on her videos whom she claimed to have dated. The identity of the man is never revealed but she made a song about him and their relationship in her single, Honestly. Other than that, nothing is available about the singer’s personal life.
Gabbie Hanna comedy routine is buoyed by her aptly shaped body. She has a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 70 kg. She has a body measurement of 36-26-34 inches. Her body measurements are complemented by brown hair and light brown eyes.
Other Facts About Gabbie Hanna
- Her sister, Cecilia Hanna is also a social media star who has found fame on musical.ly.
- As an actress, she has starred in films like Escape the Night and Laid in America.
- She was raised Catholic.