All it took was one viral video to shoot Bella Poarch into stardom. The TikTok in query, which Poarch posted in August 2020, exhibits the 25-year-old lip syncing to Millie B’s “M to the B.” It was essentially the most seen TikTok of all time for greater than a yr, and whereas it is now not within the primary spot, it is nonetheless within the high 10. (Immediately, the video has 59.5 million likes.) That was greater than sufficient to kickstart Poarch’s profession: Now, she has a report take care of Warner and launched her first EP, Dolls, in August.
Poarch was born and raised within the Philippines. At 13 she moved to the US, and at 17 she enlisted within the US Navy. She served for 3 years with posts in Japan and Hawaii. Immediately, her life seems slightly completely different: Poarch simply attended Milan Vogue Week and calls Grimes an in depth good friend. She lives in Los Angeles, the place she hopes to maintain making music and finally cross over into performing, too, in line with a Rolling Stone interview from earlier this yr.
Whereas Poarch has overcome a variety of challenges, she maintains a constructive outlook and strives to place her psychological well being first. Whether or not meaning a multi-step make-up routine or getting out her anger by blasting some Metallica, you will typically discover her leaning into the types of self-expression that make her really feel good.
“It’s vital for psychological well being,” she tells SELF. “Particularly should you don’t actually speak to individuals, like me, and also you are inclined to bottle your emotions.” In a brand new video for SELF, Poarch shares the wellness necessities that assist preserve her calm when stress and anxiousness begin to take over. Watch beneath, and preserve scrolling to buy her picks.
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