Who is Olivia Ponton? She is an Instagram celebrity that is well-known for her height, work as a model, and immersive travel and lifestyle photos. Ponton is a social media celebrity and influencer that has a large online following. She is also a member of TikTok’s The Hype House.
Here we take a deep dive into the facts about this social media sensation and why she is very popular. To start, we first outline the ten most important facts that everyone should know about her.
Top ten facts about Olivia Ponton
- She is an American model, and Instagram celebrity. She was born Olivia Marie Ponton on 30 May 2002.
- Ponton was born in Florida where she most likely spent most of her childhood with her family and she attended Naples High School.
- During her time in school, she was very involved in sports and was both a cheerleader and a part of the school’s track team. She competed in the 4×100 relay and the 60-meter dash competitions.
- Ponton started her modelling career when she was still in high school and she landed a deal with Wilhelmina Models agency.
- The Instagram influencer joined the platform in 2016 as @olivia.ponton, and after not being very active online in her early years, she became an internet sensation with her travel photos around November 2019.
- She claims to have travelled to 15 countries and even attended school in Costa Rica and Nicaragua where she taught English.
- She also joined TikTok as @iamoliviaponton around the same time and has since grown to have over 5.8 million followers by posting exercise photos and sharing workout routines with her fans.
- Ponton was a member of The Hype House, a TikTok teen collective of content creators that was founded in December 2019.
- She is 173 cm tall which is about 5 feet 9 inches and weighs about 123lbs or 56 kilograms, a figure that has earned her praise both online and offline.
- In April 2020, Ponton and fellow TikTok influencer Kio Cyr started dating but they broke up two months later in June 2020. She was also believed to be a lesbian after she posted a lip-sync of Nicki Minaj’s “Danny Glover Remix” but she hasn’t confirmed the inquiries as to her LGBTQIA+ status.
Early life, family and education
The American model, and Instagram celebrity, was born Olivia Marie Ponton on 30 May 2002. She was born in Florida and she likely spent most of her childhood there with her family. Credible information about her family and siblings are not readily available to the public as online celebrity rarely shares them.
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Ponton attended Naples High School in Naples, Florida. It is a public school and during her time there, Olivia Ponton was part of the track team and was also a cheerleader. She competed in the 4×100 relay and the 60-meter dash competitions. She graduated from high school in 2020. Before that, her online career had started but she wasn’t getting any attention then.
Olivia Ponton career
Ponton mentioned that she had always been a ‘tiny, short girl’ during her childhood. Things started to change when she was in the eighth grade at about 13 years old. “My freshman and sophomore year in high school was when I really grew, which was so shocking because I had always been a naturally small girl,” the model said.
When she and those around her began noticing her staggering height, they suggested that she should model. She was initially intimidated by the portfolios of working models she saw when she browsed through different agencies websites. However, Ponton took the advice and she went to Miami Swim Week where she got to meet some brands. Many of the people asked her under which agency she worked. This was the final affirmation she needed, and she took the next step.
“That cemented my decision to give [modelling] a shot, so I snapped some photos of myself, which was a very casual process,” she explained.
Her submissions went to agencies based in Miami because she wanted to be close to her home in Florida. Before long, Wilhelmina Models reached out to her and showed interest in working with her. During this time, she was still in high school and she had to travel during the spring break for some test shots and eventually booked a job under the company early in 2020.
The pandemic stalled progress in completing the job and she took to social media where she also found fame.
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However, since travel and social distancing restrictions have been relaxed in some regions, Ponton has worked as a model for Boohoo fashion brand, Pixi beauty products, Benefit Cosmetics, Lounge Underwear, Le Vian Jewelry, Aether Apparel, SKIMS, and Shein clothing brand.
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She also appeared on the cover of Modeliste Magazine Creativity issue in March 2021.
When did Olivia Ponton join Instagram? She joined Instagram in 2016 at 14 and was not very active online. She only posted one picture, her first, on 21 August 2016.
In 2017, her Instagram activities increased but most of her pictures were related to school sporting activities where she posed with different schoolmates. Her fortune turned around in late 2019. Here is how she described her path to social media fame in an interview with The Teen Mag: “My Instagram grew very fast around last fall, due to me [travelling] quite often.”
She claims to have travelled to 15 countries and even attended school in Costa Rica and Nicaragua where she taught English. Ponton recently vacationed in Mexico and Hawaii as well. Her page, @Olivia.Ponton, currently has 3 million Instagram followers.
When did Olivia Ponton join TikTok? She joined TikTok in November 2019 after her content became popular on Instagram and her followers count grew. This was just one year after the video-sharing platform became globally available.
On TikTok, Ponton started sharing dance videos which became instant hits. “I joined TikTok around November, and my dance videos really took off!,” she said. “I received many comments and direct messages asking me about my workout routines, which also became a huge hit.”
With the compliments she was getting about her body, she started posting exercise videos. “I posted a lot of my exercising videos, and it was so amazing being able to help and support others to have a healthier body and mindset,” Ponton revealed.
She adds that she likes creating TikTok content and the feeling that comes with many people noticing her on social media. Her TikTok following has grown to 5.8 million within five months.
The Hype House
This is the name of a collective of teens TikTok personalities based in Los Angeles, California that was founded in December 2019. The name also refers to the Spanish-style mansion where some of the original founders lived.
Chase Hudson is one of the most popular members of The Hype House and he co-founded it with Charli D’Amelio. Charli D’Amelio and her sister Dixie D’Amelio eventually left the group. Addison Rae, a popular TikToker with over 78 million followers, is also part of the group.
Olivia Ponton is one of the lesser-known members of the group which has several internet celebrities as members. Thomas Petrou, Mia Hayward, Alex Warren, Kouvr Annon, Jack Wright, Sienna Mae Gomez, Connor Yates, Vinnie Hacker and others are just some of its popular members.
They held an infamous birthday party amidst the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown that had James Charles, Post Malone, Kanye West, and others in attendance. Although, they later issued an apology for the party and all tested negative.
What is Olivia Ponton height?
She is 173 cm tall which is about 5 feet 9 inches. This perfectly balances with her 123lbs or 56 kilograms weight, giving her the figure that agencies are after in the modelling industry. As already hinted, she is very particular about her shape and has a strict workout routine to keep in shape.
Personal life and relationships
In April 2020, Ponton and fellow TikTok influencer Kio Cyr started dating. Cyr, 20, has over 8 million followers on his page where he posts lip-syncs, transitions, trends, challenges and other entertaining videos. The young couple broke up two months later in June 2020. While they didn’t cite their reasons, Ponton said while announcing the break up in an Instagram Story post, “Some beautiful things come to an end. I forever wish you the best. Thank you for everything, I appreciate you always.”
Cyr also confirmed the news with his reply coming via Twitter, “You’ll always have my heart. I wish you the best, angel.”
Is Olivia Ponton gay? Fans believe that the influencer had come out as gay after she posted a video of herself lip-syncing to Nicki Minaj’s “Danny Glover Remix”. The part she had chosen for her content says:
“I am not gay (well, first of all, ehhh) but let’s be precise. Cause if she pretty then watch it cause I’mma be f***ing your wife.”
Ponton did not respond to questions from other users who asked her if she had just come out as a lesbian in the video.
What is Olivia Ponton net worth? As of 2021, the Instagram influencer and model is estimated to be worth about $500,000. This figure is unconfirmed and comes from local blogs that may not have the correct details.
According to Olivia, being an influencer and a model is ‘the best of both worlds’. This is because modelling is more sophisticated and requires seriousness while being an influencer is more light-hearted. She says she is not letting go of either career yet because she enjoys doing both.
Ponton also revealed that she looks forward to moving to New York in about a year or two to live on her own — when she turns 19 or 20. Besides working full-time as a model for Wilhelmina, the TikTok star also wants to get an Associate in Arts degree and a bachelor’s degree. She says she would love to major in architecture and hold an interior design degree.
With age on her side and a source of income, she’s finely poised to achieve her dreams. Ponton also names Alexis Ren and Addison Rae, two other social media influencers, as her role models. Her dream also includes travelling to other countries outside North America to explore language, cuisine, and lifestyle.