Read more abouot Troye Sivan, the new LGBTQ idol
Name: Troye Sivan Mellet
Place: Johannesburg, South Africa
- He is a South African-born Australian singer, songwriter, actor, and YouTube
- In October 2014, Time named Sivan as one of the “25 Most Influential Teens of 2014
- His family moved to Australia when he was two years old due to rising crime in South Africa.
- In September 2012, Sivan began creating video blogs on the video sharing site YouTube, after having only sung on the site since 2007. At the time of posting his first vlog, Sivan had accumulated 27,000 subscribers in his five years since joining YouTube on 1 October 2007.
- Sivan’s favorite artists include Amy Winehouse, Taylor Swift and Lorde. MTV Artist also cites Michael Jackson and Frank Ocean as additional influences of his.
- As an actor, he played the younger version of the titular character in the 2009 X-Men film X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
- Concert Rituals: Do 10 pushups, warm my voice up, and drink tea — and sometimes steam his face.
- Favorite movie: Moulin Rouge.