LeJuan James (birth name – Juan Antiles) is a social media influencer and comedian who first rose to fame on Vine by creating hilarious videos poking fun at his own Hispanic heritage. Currently, he has over 2.2 million followers on Instagram.
Katherine Johnson-Gunn, the co-founder of Hispanicize Media Group, said about Juan:
“LeJuan James represents the growing breed of Latinx millennials who through their impressive social media influence are using their voices and talents to put their stamp in our culture.”
“What makes LeJuan stand out is not only that he exemplifies these new celebrities that are impacting society but that he has done this with a positive and uplifting message that is well-worth recognizing.”
He was born on February 19, 1990, in Puerto Rico.
Antiles has a sister named Nani.
Juan is of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent.
He and his siblings moved with his Puerto Rican father and Dominican mother to the United States when he was in elementary school.
”My father used to work maintenance in West Gate and worked as a cashier in Burger King overnights.”
Antiles also said:
“My mom worked two jobs when we came to the United States. She was a housekeeper in Disney and she worked overnight at Walgreens as a cashier.”
Growing up in the US to immigrant parents, Antiles quickly noticed that their house traditions and rules didn’t always match up with his friends’.
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During an interview, Juan confessed:
“We first came to the US when I was in elementary school, and several of my friends wanted to do a sleepover and I quickly found out that doesn’t happen in Hispanic homes.”
Antiles went on to say:
”Hispanic parents want to know who are they, who are their parents, you wanted to know their social security number, blood type, DNA, etc.”
Vine was a short-form video hosting service on which people could share 6-second-long video clips.
Juan posted for the first time on Vine on May 11, 2013.
He made the jump to Internet celebrity with the help of his phone and funny representations of the Hispanic community.
“I was playing around. It wasn’t something that I was thinking about doing. I was a full-time student/full-time retail manager.”
McFarland, USA is a 2015 American sports drama film. Some of the stars in the movie are:
- Morgan Saylor;
- Maria Bello;
- Kevin Costner.
It is based on the true story of a 1987 cross country team from a mainly Latino high school in McFarland. The film was directed by Niki Caro and co-produced by Mayhem Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures.
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James helped promote the film in a Vine video called “When Hispanic Mothers yell the ‘Food is Ready.”
After Vine, Antiles then moved to Facebook and Instagram.
Currently, James has over 3 million followers on Facebook.
LeJuan has more than 2.2 million followers on his Instagram account.
James started his channel on August 12, 2013. So far, his YouTube channel has over 193,000 subscribers and more than 17 million views.
LeJuan James is dating Camilaa Inc, a YouTube beauty guru. She has lived in Orlando, Florida and is half Puerto Rican. She has 2 dogs. One of her most popular YouTube videos is named – “Eyebrow Routine.”
She is best known for her beauty tutorials and style tips videos that are posted to over 113,000 YouTube subscribers.
James proposed to Camilaa Inc during the New Year’s Eve party 2019.
On June 4, 2019, Antiles released his book – ”Definitely Hispanic: Growing Up Latino and Celebrating What Unites Us.”
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The book is actually a collection of introspective memoiristic essays about growing up Hispanic in the United States.
Juan said about his book:
”I’ve been doing social media for the last five years and have been fortunate and blessed to touch so many people.”
“Now I want to help push our culture forward, and showcase our values, our traditions, and genuine love in Hispanic households.”
”To be honest, my days are really laid back and chill. There isn’t a routine or schedule for my content.”
”You know I had a dream, I pursued it. I just want other people to see me as an example.”
“My parents went through a really hard emotional situation in 2007 when the economy crashed. They had two houses, and they lost them both in foreclosures.”
”I’ve been able to change my life, not only for myself but for my family. I was able to put myself in a position to be successful off of social media.”
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”My parents would bust their tail working overnights, working multiple shifts and they’d alternate to take care of us, it was three of us.”
Juan attended Univision’s Youth Awards alongside Rudy Mancuso.
Note – Rudy Mancuso is an internet celebrity who has over 8.6 million Instagram followers and more than 6.77 million subscribers on YouTube.
Mancuso became known for using his Italian and Brazilian background to hilariously mock stereotypes.
Juan’s favorite subject is his mother. He said:
“It’s cool because I would have never thought in a million years that because of how you [mother] disciplined me.”
Antiles’ online persona is named after LeBron James, an American professional basketball player who is a four-time recipient of the NBA MVP award.
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LeBron was named NBA Finals MVP on 3 occasions. He won NBA Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2016.
LeJuan James – Net Worth
James earns most of his wealth from selling his book (”Definitely Hispanic”) on Amazon, ads on his YouTube channel, ads on his Facebook videos, and sponsored posts on his Instagram account. Antiles probably receives between $7,000 to $25,000 per sponsored post on Instagram. Therefore, LeJuan James has an estimated net worth of $0.4 million.