Who is Scarlett Leithold?
Scarlett Leithold was born on 1 June 1997, in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is a model, but perhaps best known for initially earning popularity after she was seen with singer Justin Bieber on his Instagram account. She is signed with several modelling agencies, and has appeared in promotions for various clothing companies.
The Net Worth of Scarlett Leithold
How rich is Scarlett Leithold? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is close to $1 million, earned through a successful career as a model. She’s been doing professional modelling work since she was 15 years old and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Discovery
Scarlett is of mixed Swiss, English, Dutch, Irish and German descent. Her mother is a nutritionist, and she grew up with an elder sister as well as a younger brother. At a young age, her family moved to Butler, Pennsylvania where she stayed for six years, details as to why the family moved there was not shared, but they eventually she returned to Los Angeles when she was 11 years old where she attended school, but eventually opted to go homeschooling due to her rise in the modelling industry, as her career didn’t allow her to have a normal.
She was ‘discovered’ when she was 14 years old while she was at an airport – a modelling agent from Wilhelmina approached her and asked if she was interested in a modelling career. The following year, she signed with the company, making her one of the few teen models to have signed with a professional agency.
Leithold worked with Wilhelmina for the next few years, completing her contract, then signed with another agency Next Model Worldwide, which led her to join the clothing brand Brandy Melville in Los Angeles, an Italian clothing company which markets products that cater to teens and young women, established in 1970 by Silvio Marsan and having numerous retail stores around the world. It began opening retail products in the United States in 2009, though the company has been criticized for only offering one size clothes. She became the face of Brandy Melville, and made appearances in the Los Angeles branch of the retail store at UCLA in the Westwood neighborhood of the city.
Despite having work in the industry for several years, she remained relatively unknown compared to other models, but her popularity did start to increase through her work with Brandy Melville. According to reports, she stands at 5ft 9in tall (1.72m) and has a weight of 55kg (120 lbs). Her vital statistics are listed at 32.5-24-34 and her shoe sizes are 8.5 and 2. She mentions that she enjoys modelling, especially the benefits of being a model, as she gets a lot of free clothes, and has met with numerous well-known models too, plus her work has also allowed her to travel to places she otherwise wouldn’t have visited.
Exposure through Justin Bieber
Scarlett gained a lot of attention when the Instagram account of Justin Bieber posted a photo of her taken from her Instagram account; the singer expressed interest in the model and even followed her, which is rare for a celebrity to do so. The Canadian music artist is known for earning popularity in the late 2000s, when he released his debut EP which was certified platinum in the US. He’s released numerous hit singles throughout his career, including “Baby”, “What Do You Mean?” and “Love Yourself”, and many of his songs have reached the top of the charts, so he is considered one of the world’s best-selling music artists.
Her online popularity increased significantly as evident with the increase of followers her account gained, although she was also on the end of some praise and criticisms from his fans. Despite the feature, the two never really communicated nor did she return his interest. She later opened up in an online post, stating that she did not follow him because she is not a fan of Justin Bieber and his music.
For her personal life, it is known that Leithold was in a relationship with a man named Dylan Davis, but later confirmed that she is no longer in a relationship, and is currently single. A lot of sources state that she is likely focused on developing her career as a model, which means she is likely not looking for any serious relationships at this stage of her life.
She mentioned that one of the negative things about being a model is that people automatically assume that she has a problem or an eating disorder due to the stereotype of models being always worried about their looks. She answers a lot of her followers questions, and says that she loves giving advice to her fans. She owns a dog and she spends a lot of time with her pet, but she also spends a lot of time in the gym to keep her in shape, and regularly goes to fitness activities. According to her, once she can no longer model, she plans to use the money she has saved up to invest in various businesses. She went into modelling because she had a face that can fit various make-up, hairdos and fashion styles.