Annie Bonelli is a TikTok star who gained fame for her facial scar. She is also a freshman at High Point University in North Carolina and has over 800,000 followers on TikTok. Her scar first appeared on TikTok on March 18, 2021, and since then, she has gained millions of views per video.
Age and Education
Anna Bonelli is 18 years old and currently in her first year at High Point University. She recently graduated from East Lyme High School in her hometown of Niantic, Connecticut. Her Instagram bio states that she is a “digital creator” and appears to be represented by LST Agency.
High Point is a private university in North Carolina with ties to the United Methodist Church. Bonelli has also been listed on the Dean’s List for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher in her previous semester.
Aside from creating content on TikTok, Anna Bonelli is also passionate about softball and sports photography. In fact, she was previously listed on the Next College Student Athlete website, where her profile included details of her athletic abilities such as her sprint time and vertical jump record. Bonelli is 5ft 5in (1.65m) tall and primarily plays softball.
She also has a secondary Instagram account under the name “AB Nelli” where she shares photos of her friends and teammates, showcasing her skills as an amateur photographer and videographer.
Despite her attempts to address the rumours about her scar, she has been met with scepticism by some users in the comment section of her videos. However, she has chosen to capitalize on the attention and use her platform to advocate for body positivity and awareness of domestic violence. Bonelli has been questioned about her facial scar for nearly two years, and she has addressed sceptics who don’t believe her facial scar is real.
She has also been a victim of the “build them up, tear them down” mentality of fame when she began to regularly get accused of faking her scar for attention. Despite the hate, she continues to live her life and encourages people to embrace their scars.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Bonelli said that she never planned to become an influencer, but it kind of just happened. She was insecure about her scar at 16, but now she’s done regretting who she sees in the mirror.
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