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Marzia Kjellberg
Marzia Bisognin on Instagram.jpg
Kjellberg in 2014
Born
Marzia Bisognin

(1992-10-21) 21 October 1992 (age 26)
Arzignano, Italy
ResidenceBrighton, England
NationalityItalian
Occupation
Spouse(s)
Felix Kjellberg (m. 2019)
YouTube information
Also known asCutiePieMarzia
Channel
Years active2012–2018
Genre
Subscribers7.6 million
Total views19.4 million
NetworkDisney Digital Network
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2012
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2013
Updated 20 August 2019
Websitemarziaslife.com Edit this at Wikidata

Marzia Kjellberg[1] (née Bisognin;[a] born 21 October 1992) is an Italian Internet personality, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Known for her videos on her now-inactive YouTube channel, Kjellberg has also ventured into writing, fashion designing, and business.

On 22 October 2018, Kjellberg announced that she would discontinue producing videos for her YouTube channel, after seven years on the platform.[2][3]

Personal life

Marzia Bisognin was born on 21 October 1992 in Arzignano, located in the Province of Vicenza, Italy.[4]

Bisognin was introduced to her husband, Felix Kjellberg, better known online as PewDiePie, by her friend Daizo who recommended that she watch "this idiot playing video games".[5] She began dating Kjellberg in 2011, after e-mailing him and stating that she found his videos funny.[6] She then moved to Sweden, to live with him that October. They later moved to her native Italy, before settling together in Brighton, England.[7][8][9] The couple live with their two pugs, Edgar and Maya,[10] as well as a hedgehog named Dogy. Their relationship has been highlighted by various media outlets,[11] with The Globe and Mail writing that Bisognin's "calm personality balances out [Kjellberg]'s general wackiness."[12] On 27 April 2018, Bisognin announced on Instagram that Kjellberg had proposed to her; on 20 August 2019, the couple announced on social media that they had gotten married.[13]

Career

YouTube

Kjellberg registered her CutiePieMarzia YouTube channel on 16 January 2012.[14] Kjellberg's videos on YouTube focused on fashion, beauty, makeup, DIY, books, movies, vlogs, haul, and video gaming.[15][16] Although Italian, Kjellberg spoke English in her videos in order to increase her target audience. Kjellberg was signed to Maker Studios' sub-network, The Platform.[17] Kjellberg's YouTube channel was one of the most popular in the beauty and makeup genre. In May 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported that it attracts over 16 million viewers each month.[18] Additionally, Kjellberg's channel is the most subscribed Italian YouTube channel.[19][20] The demographics of Kjellberg's viewers have been reported to be females aged 13–24, who use Kjellberg's videos as a reference.[4] Kjellberg refers to her fans as "Marzipans".[21] In 2014, Kjellberg and then-boyfriend Felix Kjellberg were part of an online marketing campaign for the horror film, As Above, So Below.[22] While Felix's videos for the campaign involved gaming-related topics, Marzia's videos centered around a travel vlog angle of the couple's trip to Paris.[23] Similarly, ABC had Marzia, among others, promote their new TV series, Selfie via a YouTube marketing campaign.[24]

On 22 October 2018, Kjellberg uploaded a video to her channel announcing her retirement from her YouTube career.[2] In the video she mentioned that at a point during her YouTube career, focusing on the website kept her in a bubble that negatively affected her mental health, although she resolved to reach out to others. She ended her video explaining that she was ready for "something new in [her] life." After she uploaded her final vlog, as she decided to remove her videos; she left a comment on the vlog stating, "Having videos up, after making this decision, would have seemed like taking a step back. I've selected a few that I really liked, which I'm going to leave for a bit – for the 'adjustment' period – but taking my videos down, in my mind, needed to be done."[25] Shortly before her announcement, her YouTube channel had accumulated over 128 million video views and just under 7.5 million subscribers.[26] Her channel's video views previously peaked in August 2017, at around 570 million.[27]

Aside from creating content on her own channel, Kjellberg has been a voice actress in various animated web series. She voiced Carrie the Carrot in Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures.[28] Kjellberg also voiced the character Maya, based on her own dog, in a six-episode animated web series titled Pugatory.[29]

Fashion and design

Kjellberg's channel's success allowed her to start designing her own clothing.[30] Since March 2015, Kjellberg has launched several lines of fashion and design merchandise including nail polish shade, home decor products, and most notably clothing.[31] Her clothing lines are sold through her online store.

In 2016, she designed "Daisy" shoes through Project Shoe.[32] That July, she launched a product line with Zoya, a nail polish brand.[33] In June 2017, Kjellberg launched Lemon, a clothing line paired with a fragrance.[34]

In a piece about fashion lines created by YouTube personalities, Tubefilter cited comments from Michael Fink, the dean of the School of Fashion at Savannah College of Art and Design, as well as celebrity stylist Allison Calhoun. Kjellberg's "Amore" clothing line was positively received by Fink, who stated "the gold zipper and heart applique of this skirt are right on trend, yet the A-line silhouette is timeless. You can't go wrong with this piece."[35] Calhoun opined that "I'm personally not crazy about the patterns, colors, or cuts but I definitely can see the customer who might be. I also want to applaud Marzia and her designs for not being as topical as the others. It seems like she's making clothes that she wants to wear without a ton of inspiration from the outside world."[35]

On 1 July 2018, Kjellberg launched Maì, a jewellery, pottery, and home decor brand.[36] The Maì ceramic accents are handcrafted by Kjellberg out of her UK-based pottery studio.[37] She maintains that brand along with Tsuki Market, a unisex clothing and homeware brand that she owns with husband Felix Kjellberg.[38]

Other ventures

In January 2015, Kjellberg published a young adult fantasy/horror novel.[39] The Italian version was published under the title La Casa Dei Sogni while the English version was published as Dream House: A Novel by CutiePieMarzia.[40]

Notes

References

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