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Lele Pons reveals her struggles with Tourettes in emotional video

Published: 10/Jun/2020 12:39

by Alice Hearing

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Popular internet star Lele Pons has revealed what it is like to suffer from Tourette’s Syndrome, a condition where a person makes involuntary sounds or movements called tics.

Venezuelan creator Lele Pons is well-known online for her comedy sketches, music, and acting. She boasts nearly 17 million subscribers on YouTube, and 40 million followers on Instagram.

Lele Pons is currently the subject of a five-part docuseries on YouTube looking at her childhood, career and struggles with mental health. In the second episode of “The Secret Life of Lele Pons”, she also revealed that she suffers from OCD.

In episode three, Lele is filmed addressing her Tourettes with her therapist Dr. Katia Moritz who says “Lele has become an expert at hiding her tics, so people that didn’t know she has tics would not notice them because she incorporates them in her movements.

“Her snaps and he stretches look like part of her normal interactions when in reality they are tics.”

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Jonathan Hoffman said “People can live their life as public figures and actually demonstrate a lot of tics and nobody ever notices”

Lele shows her tics for the first time in this episode and addresses how it has affected her life and her career. She said: “I’m motivated to get better, I don’t want to continue like this.”

Praise has poured out for the internet star since the episode has aired. One commenter on YouTube wrote: “As a mother with a 2-year-old son who has a speech delay, this made me cry. It really hurts when a parent is seeing their child struggle and they can’t do much to help. Big long hugs for you Lele”

More than 12,000 people liked a comment which read “Who else didn’t know Lele had this much going on in her life?”, which Lele herself also liked. She has been the subject of much criticism over her years in the spotlight, but this YouTube Originals series has shown her in a new light altogether.

Two more episodes are left of the series, which will be released on Tuesday, June 16, and Tuesday, June 23 on her YouTube Channel.

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Is Dixie D’Amelio performing at the Grammys? Twitter reignites wild nominee rumor

Published: 18/Jan/2021 13:30

by Connor Bennett

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Twitter has reignited the wild rumors that Dixie D’Amelio could be performing at the Grammys, and might even win an award. However, that isn’t the case, and here’s why.

A few of the biggest social media stars will, ultimately, crossover into the mainstream and appear on TV, get roles in movies, and some will even go into music.

With the rise of TikTok, there have been a few creators who’ve done all three – with the biggest of which being the D’Amelio’s, Charli, and Dixie. The former appeared in a Super Bowl commercial while Dixie has dropped a few songs, and even had features from One Direction’s Liam Payne.

Now, with awards season on the horizon, Twitter has reignited a rumor about her potentially being up for a Grammy and even performing at the annual show. However, that’s not likely to be the case.

Dixie D'Amelio One Whole Day Not A Diss Track
Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie D’Amelio collaborated with Wiz Khalifa to produce her latest song, ‘One Whole Day.’

Will Dixie D’Amelio sing at the Grammys?

Back in late December, Dixie responded to a wild set of rumors that she, alongside controversial rapper 6ix9ine, would be opening the Grammys with a performance of one of her songs.

“LMAOOO STOP,” she tweeted, on her now-deleted account. “I’m being set up at this point oh my god,” Dixie added in a follow-up post, before joking that a few fans had been a bit too gullible in eating up the rumor.

Ultimately, to perform at the show, you have to be nominated and Dixie hasn’t made the cut. So, despite Twitter bring the rumor back up, we’ll see probably see someone like Dua Lipa, or Coldplay, or even Beyonce strut their stuff instead.

Is Dixie D’Amelio nominated for a Grammy?

As above, no, Dixie has not been nominated for a Grammy for either of her songs that would be eligible – One Whole Day or Naughty List.

Even though it’s gotten some incredible buzz, her song Roommates is not eligible for this year’s Grammys show because it was released way after the cutoff date for voting. Maybe next year, though?

So, if you’re expecting to see Dixie at the Grammys, the only hope you’ve got is if she’s there as part of the crowd or on the red carpet. Someone might even use TikTok dances in their performance and slip one of her videos in, who knows.

However, she won’t be performing any of her own songs, so, sorry to disappoint anyone who may have been expecting it.