The local YouTube scene is brimming with successful and well-known content creators, and we’re sure you have your own set of favorite YouTubers that are on your regular watch list. With over 12 million subscribers on the streaming platform, one of the most popular influencers locally is Gen Z YouTuber Zeinab Harake.
Curious to know more about this 23-year-old internet star? Here are a few things you might want to know about Zeinab:
Zeinab was born on December 11, 1998.
Born Zeinab Mohamad Ocampo Harake, Zeinab celebrates her birthday on December 11 (which makes her a Sagittarius!). Zeinab is Lebanese-Filipina and is the third among four siblings. Her younger sister Rana Harake is also a YouTuber like ate.
Zeinab started vlogging in 2019.
One might think that Zeinab has been in the YouTube sphere for quite a long time considering her huge following. She currently has 12 million subscribers on YouTube (and counting!) and gets millions of views per video. So it may come as a surprise that Zeinab grew her following quite quickly, considering she only uploaded her first vlog in 2019. The said vlog is actually a Q&A vlog where viewers get to know more about the 23-year-old content creator. Over time, Zeinab became known for her challenge videos as well as for setting up collabs with her fellow internet stars.
Zeinab is currently dating Skusta Clee.
Zeinab has been in an on-and-off relationship with rapper Daryl Ruiz, professionally known as Skusta Clee, for years now. Skusta Clee is most known as a member of the group Ex Battalion. Among his most popular songs are "Lagi," "Karma," and "Zebbiana," the latter of which is inspired by Zeinab.
Their tandem is known as ZeiRyl, an amalgamation of their first names, and they would often create content as a couple on their respective YouTube channels.
Zeinab is now a proud mommy.
Zeinab has one adopted son named Lucas. Although she isn’t the biological mother, Zeinab is legally the mom of four-year-old Lucas. Lucas resides with Zeinab’s mom in Cavite, but you’ll spot her adorable son in a couple of her vlogs every now and then.
In 2021, Zeinab also shared the news that she and Skusta Clee are having a baby girl named Zebbiana, or Bia for short. In April of 2022, Zeinab mourned the loss of a baby boy she named Moon. Zeinab shared a photo of herself with her Baby Bia in a room decorated with flowers with a small urn. Her caption reads, "04-11-22. My baby boy rest ka na mahal na mahal ka namin ni Ate Bia mo bantayan at palakasin mo kami palagi 'di ka mawawala sa puso namin, Moon. Be our forever angel mommy loves you so much."
Zeinab is close friends with fellow content creators.
Among her closest friends are fellow YouTuber stars Donnalyn Bartolome and Jelai Andres. Together, the three of them form a tandem called DoLaiNab and would often collaborate with each other for fun content. Zeinab is also close to YouTuber Angelica Jane Yap, whose boyfriend is Flow G, also an Ex Battalion member.
Zeinab is a beauty queen.
Before rising to popularity as a certified social media star, Zeinab shared that she used to be a frequent participant of local beauty pageants. In a guesting on Bea Alonzo's YouTube channel, Zeinab revealed that she would join Binibining Paranaque and Miss Kalikasan, among other small pageants in various towns. She once considered seriously pursuing the beauty queen life but decided against it. "Pinangarap ko pero parang ayaw ng utak ko," she jokes. Still, she loves walking down the runway as a model, which she used to do prior to becoming a full-time content creator.
Zeinab has a growing tattoo collection.
Zeinab has several tattoos scattered across her body. She has one at the side of her wrist, on her back, above the elbow, and even an armband tattoo, to name a few. If you're curious about the meanings behind her inks, you'll have to wait for a while because Zeinab said in a vlog that she would film an entire video explaining the stories of her tattoos once she completes her collection.
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