Juanpa Zurita

Juan Pablo Martínez-Zurita Arellano (born 29 March 1996), commonly known as Juanpa Zurita, is a Mexican social media influencer, vlogger, actor and model. He became known in 2013 through making comedy videos on the Vine app. Later, he diversified his activities by publishing vlogs and entertainment videos on the YouTube platform. He created various campaigns in favor of humanitarian aid.[1] In 2016, he began modelling for fashion brands including Pull&Bear, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and Calvin Klein.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Juanpa Zurita
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Zurita in 2018
Born
Juan Pablo Martínez-Zurita Arellano

(1996-03-29) 29 March 1996 (age 24)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation
  • Internet personality
  • YouTuber
  • Model
  • Fireman


Years active2013–present

In 2015, he was chosen for the first time as 'icon of the year' by MTV Latin America.[8] He has acted in secondary roles in short films.[9] In 2018, he played the role of Alex Basteri the Luis Miguel's brother in the Luis Miguel TV show.[10]

He has 23.2 million followers on Instagram, more than 10 million on YouTube, six million on Facebook, and five million on Twitter.[11][12]

In 2017, he was on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of people in Hollywood and the entertainment industry.[13][11][14]

Early lifeEdit

Juan Pablo Martínez-Zurita was born on 29 March 1996, in Mexico City, Mexico, to Fernando Martínez-Zurita Reed and Teresa Arellano. He has two brothers and one sister: Fernando Zurita, Andrés Zurita, Paola Zurita and her stepsister is Mireia Junoy.[citation needed]

His family moved to the United States during his youth following his father's appointment as a political counselor at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C.. Zurita now lives in Los Angeles.

He posted his first Vine on 11 June 2013, which was named "That dog killed chuck norris and was after me." This first short video featuring his dog, Puca, received thousands of views in a few days. His subsequent vines were often created with his brother, Andrés Zurita.[15]

CareerEdit

Zurita began his career as a content creator on his Vine account, which attracted followers from around the world. He published content in both Spanish and English. When the Vine application closed in 2017, he had more than 1.8 million followers.[16] so it derived its profile to its Instagram account[clarification needed],[17] where he has more than 21 million of followers, and created a YouTube channel with videos almost exclusively in Spanish.

ModelingEdit

Zurita began modelling in 2016, being the frequent image of the firm Pull&Bear in its events, as a model and as a guest artist in the openings of the new sites of the Inditex brand or in the launch of new collections of men's clothing.[5][6][7] Later, in October of that same year, he was photographed to promote Calvin Klein in Mexico.[2][3] In 2017 he collaborated in the Paris fashion show with Louis Vuitton,[4] paraded for Dolce & Gabbana on the Fashion Week runway in Milan and appeared on the cover of the July–August 2017 edition of GQ Italia[18] with Luka Sabbat, Austin Mahone and Rafferty Law.[19]

ActingEdit

Juanpa Zurita has participated in some audiovisual projects, films and TV series.[9] In May 2017 Netflix announced that it would make a series about the life of Luis Miguel,[20] with Juanpa Zurita playing Alex, the singer's brother.[10]

TV appearancesEdit

On 3 June 2017 Juan Pablo Zurita and Lele Pons hosted the 2017 MTV Millennial Awards at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City. It was broadcast on 4 June 2017 throughout MTV Latin America. During the ceremony, he was named 'Digital Icon of the Year'.[21][22]

BusinessEdit

In March 2018 he became a partner in the Mexican alternative fashion brand Acapella and reached an agreement with the Spanish accessories firm Hawkers.[23]

According to some media, Juan Pablo Zurita wealth exceeds or is close to one million dollars per year.[24][25][26]

Other activitiesEdit

In March 2017, Juan Pablo Zurita, Chakabars, Jérôme Jarre, Casey Neistat and Ben Stiller campaigned against famine in Somalia. The movement, called Love Army For Somalia, has collected more than 2 million dollars.[1] In May, Juan Pablo Zurita went to Somalia, with a plane lent by Turkish Airlines,[27] in order to distribute the food bought with the money collected by the Love Army, to Somali families.[28]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2016 My Big Fat Hispanic Family Juanpa Short[29]
2017 Alexander IRL Party Guru Film[30][31]
2017 Next Top Model Juanpa Short[32]
2017 Fight of the Living Dead Himself TV Series[33]
2018 Luis Miguel Alex Basteri TV series[34]
2018 The Last Jotita Jackson Film[35]
2019 Airplane Mode Himself Film

Nominations and awardsEdit

Year Award Category Results
2015 MTV Millennial Awards Digital Icon of the Year[36][8] Won
MTV Millennial Awards Viner of the Year[8] Won
Eliot Awards Viner of the Year[37] Won
2016 MTV Millennial Awards Digital Icon of the Year[38] Nominated
MTV Millennial Awards Mexican Snapchatter of the Year[23][38] Won
MTV Millennial Awards Best Performance in an App[39][38] Won
Premios Juventud 6 Segundos de Fama[38] Nominated
Premios Juventud Mi Artista Tropical[38] Nominated
Melty Future Awards Cool is everywhere México[40] Won
GQ Awards Digital Man of the Year[41] Won
2017 MTV Millennial Awards Digital Icon of the Year[42][43] Won
MTV Millennial Awards Best YouTube Collaboration with Lele Pons and Anwar Jibawi[43] Nominated
MTV Millennial Awards Best YouTube Collaboration with Julián Serrano and Mario Ruiz[43] Nominated
MTV Millennial Awards Mexican Instagrammer of the Year[43] Nominated
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Latin Star[44] Nominated
2018 Shorty Awards YouTuber of the Year[45] Nominated

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