Essena O'Neill, 19, was born on November 3, 1996 and hails from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
She is a former Instagram model known for stirring buzz on the Internet when she condemned social media for perpetuating false realities.
O' Neill began her crusade against social media by uploading old photos on Instagram with confessions about the non-glamarous side of being an Instagram model.
She received both praise from netizens and harsh criticism from social media influencers who were left to defend their authenticity.
Most noteworthy responses to O'Neill's outburst on the evils of social media include a Facebook post by Youtuber and social media CEO, Zack James.
O' Neill also received responses from personal friends and Youtuber twins, Nina and Randa Nelson, who suggested her put down of social media was actually a publicity stunt.
She has since deleted her social media accounts on Youtube, Tumblr, and Instagram.
O' Neill is now focused solely on her blog and website called "Lets be game changers."
Her website consists mainly of vlogs and a forum.
Among her most recent videos is a discussion rant on the dynamics of couples and relationships on social media.