Who is Natalie Mariduena?
Natalie Mariduena was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 1 December 1996, in Vernon Hills, Illinois USA; she holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is of mixed Hispanic and Caucasian descent. She is a social media star, a model and a YouTuber, perhaps known best as the ex- personal assistant to popular YouTuber David Dobrik, in whose videos she made occasional appearances; she is known online as Natalie Noel.
Early life and education
Natalie was raised in Vernon Hills alongside her two sisters, Lauren and Isa, by their parents Homero and Jenn; her father is a successful businessman, and her mother is a housewife.
Natalie attended Vernon Hills High School, and upon matriculating in 2014, enrolled at nearby Lake Forest College, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2018.
Natalie then moved to Los Angeles, California, and started working as a personal assistant to her childhood friend, David Dobrik, as a vice-president of David Dobrik Limited Liability Company (LLC) for four years, and then she was a Head of Brand for Dispo, a photo sharing application created by David Dobrik, and was a member of Vlog Squad, a group of former Viners, such as Alex Ernst, Liza Koshy, Zane Hijazi and others.
In March 2021, Natalie spoke about the allegations that one of the members of Vlog Squad, Dominykas Zeglaitis has raped a girl known as Hannah, while they were shooting a video about group sex. She stated: ‘ I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the recent allegations, and because of the severity, it’s taken me time to process. Like many of you, I’m upset and angry and do not condone the behavior detailed in the article, or any sexual misconduct or abuse for that matter.”
However, she left her position in Dobrik’s companies, and launched her model and social media influencer career; she has gained over 3.7 million followers on her Instagram account, and her Twitter account is followed by almost 600,000 people.
There is a YouTube channel launched on 18 January 2021 under her name, however, it has been established by one of her fans, and there are also Facebook pages edited and run by her fans.
She established a YouTube channel under the name Natalie Noel on 8 September 2021, and on it posts short videos from her life, and some updates about her work.
Talking about her modeling career, she collaborated with several famous brands, and in July 2021, was a model for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, photographed by James Macari wearing swimsuits of brands such as Myra, Andi Bagus, and Tori Praver.
On 10 July 2021, she participated in the swimwear event held at the “Mondrian Hotel” in Miami, California, and most people liked her, because she hasn’t had any plastic surgery as other models do, and they liked her natural look, with all the curves, stretch marks, and cellulite, saying that she showed what a real woman should look like.
Love life and relationships
There were some rumors back in 2020 saying that Natalie was in a relationship with David Dobrik, started when he bought her a car as a birthday present, however, they both stated that they are just close friends.
Natalie was in a relationship with Shawn Nelson, and they were dating for a year but broke-up, and haven’t spoken about the reason why this love story ended.
At the present, Natalie is in a relationship with Todd Smith, a YouTuber known as a member of the Vlogs Squad. He was also on the video which was connected to allegations of sexual abuse, and wrote on his Twitter an apology to Hannah saying: ‘I am sorry to have been a part of the toxic environment that got you into that situation. I’m sorry that I was so naive and did not challenge my own perception to know what was actually happening in that room.’
As of November 2021, Natalie is enjoying her relationship with Todd apparently full of love and commitment according to photos on her Instagram, however, she hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Modeling is Natalie’s favorite hobby, and enjoys photo sessions, especially because thanks to her modeling career, she’s able to travel, and she has visited a couple of US states. Her favorite travel destination where she has worked as a model was in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
This summer she traveled with David Dobrik, working on the new show for Discovery Plus, so visiting several European countries such as Slovakia (David’s country of origin), Croatia, France, Italy, Vienna in Austria, and others, all of wich you can see on discoveryplus.com.
Natalie is into sports – while she was in high school, she was a cheerleader, played for the school soccer team, and is now a part-owner of the Los Angeles women’s soccer team, Angel City, which David Dobrik bought her.
Natalie likes to swim, ride a bicycle, does aerobics, and she works out at the gym three to four days per week; when she wants to relax, she does yoga or goes to a spa center.
In her spare time, she likes to read books – her favorite writer is Sylvia Plath and her book “The Bell Jar”, also books written by Nicholas Sparks such as “The Return” and “Every Breath”. Natalie likes to watch movies, particularly romantic comedies starring her favorite actor Hugh Grant, and a couple of her favorites are “Two Weeks Notice”, “Sense and Sensibility”, and “About a Boy”.
She is an animal lover, with cats being her favorites, although she’s actually allergic to them, so she adopted a dog from a shelter, and named it Ironman.
Age, height, and net worth
Natalie is 24 years old, with long, brown hair and dark brown eyes; she weighs around 127lbs (58kgs) and is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall.
As of November 2021, her net worth has been estimated at close to $1 million, with most of her income from her modeling and Instagram career, and her work with David Dobrik.