Who is Caroline Konstnar?
Caroline Arielle Grossman – known professionally as Caroline Konstnar – is a social media personality, actress, illustrator, and musician primarily known for her satirical and comedic videos. She gained popularity through her YouTube channel, often using her music and art skills to create humorous and sometimes controversial content, with her videos often parodying various aspects of culture and society.
Early Life and Education
Caroline was born on 4 August 2003, in Florida, USA to parents of Jewish and Swedish descent. She grew up in New Jersey, raised by her father Seth and mother Liz Grossman, alongside her siblings Joey and Talia. She completed her early education at the private Laurel Springs School in her hometown,
At the age of 14, Caroline moved to New York City on her own, to pursue education at the School of American Ballet, and later at Valentine Kolsova Dance Conservatory. She won several accolades during her time at ballet school, including the gold medal in the scholars’ classical section in an International Ballet Competition held in South Africa in 2016.
Following her passion for art and creativity, Caroline pursued further studies at the School of Visual Arts, aligning with her interests in the arts and creative processes.
Caroline launched her YouTube channel in 2018. One of her early hits was the song “It’s Prom”, a satirical take on teenage experiences; the video has amassed more than 16 million views, and remains the most watched on Caroline’s channel.
Given the popularity of “It’s Prom”, it’s no surprise that a significant aspect of Caroline’s appeal lays in her musical and artistic abilities. Her songs, characterized by witty lyrics and catchy melodies, have been well-received by her audience. Some of her other popular videos are “The STD Song”, “The Birthday Song”, and “The Depression Song”, each a short bedroom pop song accompanied by an amateur vintage-looking music video.
Aside from music, Caroline is also known for making comedic skits, most notably her “VHS Mini Series” of surrealist parodies of 1990s TV shows.
Caroline’s content stands out due to her willingness to address and make light of sensitive and complex topics, often using her own experiences and observations as a basis. This approach, coupled with her music and art skills, has earned her a dedicated following who appreciate her unfiltered and authentic style.
Caroline deleted a lot of her old videos in 2020, and briefly disappeared from social media. This move worried some of her fans, but she would later make a comeback to YouTube explaining that she had to take break for mental health-related reasons. She also revealed that she felt embarrassed by some of her old content, and asked her fans not to re-upload them.
As of late 2023, Caroline is noticeably less active on YouTube, with her last video having been uploaded in April 2023. However, Caroline is still producing content, by the online media company Rooster Teeth, incorporating Best Friends Today YouTube channel, which in addition to Caroline, consists of Wahony and Sammie in the cast.
The trio also host the Hypothetical Nonsense podcast, which sees them talking about their daily lives with a touch of humor. Although both the aforementioned have received praise from fans, they still haven’t managed to capture a wider audience, with the YouTube channels numbering around 13,000 and 3,000 subscribers, respectively.
Perhaps a lesser known fact about Caroline is her stint as a professional actress. She made her debut in 2012, when she appeared in an episode of the critically-acclaimed dark comedy “Louie”, written by and starring the controversial comedian Louis C. K. In the following year, she appeared in an episode of the procedural drama “Blue Bloods”, and has made two more acting appearances, in the popular drama series “Boardwalk Empire” in 2013, and three years later in the comedy series “Detour”. Caroline stopped pursuing acting in 2017, and hasn’t appeared in any new movies or TV shows since then.
Mental Health Struggles
Caroline has been open about her struggles with mental health. She revealed in a YouTube video from November 2020 that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 17. She’s faced significant challenges due to this condition, including a hospitalization.
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by episodic mood swings that can include both manic and depressive episodes.
Caroline’s openness about her mental health struggles is notable, as it brings awareness to the realities of living with bipolar disorder. She took a break from creating and uploading videos to focus on her health, and with the support of her family and appropriate medical treatment, has worked towards managing her condition. This period of focusing on her health was particularly significant during the Covid-19 pandemic, when she returned to live with her parents, a period which actually contributed positively to her recovery process.
Career as an Illustrator
Prior to launching her YouTube channel, Caroline was primarily known as an illustrator online, as is still very active in the art scene. Known for her unconventional approach, Caroline’s work is characterized by vibrant colors, bold brushstrokes, and abstract imagery. Her art often explores themes such as identity, mental health, and societal norms, challenging viewers to question their perceptions.
Following her period of absence, Caroline returned to the art scene with renewed vigor. She spent time traveling to remote locations, drawing inspiration from nature and different cultures, which brought a newfound depth and complexity to her artwork.
Her return was met with critical acclaim, and her latest works have featured in prestigious galleries and private collections. A lot of her illustrations can also be seen on her Instagram page.
Love Life and Relationships
Caroline is reportedly single; there’s no indication that she’s currently in a relationship. Caroline tends to keep her personal life, particularly her romantic relationships, private. She was previously in a relationship with YouTuber Anthony Potero, with whom she collaborated in several videos, but they apparently broke up in 2022.
As of December 2023, Caroline’s net worth has been estimated at more than $500,000. Her wealth can be attributed to her successful YouTube channel, as well as her career as an award-winning illustrator.