Biography of Instagram model and Shagmag CEO, Julia Rose
Born 30 December 1993 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Julia Rose is a model, social media personality, reality TV star, and CEO of SHAGMAG. She rose to fame in 2019 after flashing her br__sts during a Major League Baseball World Series game. She owns and runs a famous digital tabloid, Shagmag, which features sports and entertainment news accompanied by mouthwatering photos of social media models.
As is usually said in today’s world, there is no bad publicity. As far as it puts a person, product, or brand in the public consciousness, all is well that ends well. Though some will argue against this saying and insist that not all publicity is healthy, the bone of contention remains the exposure that comes with publicity, whatever the kind. In today’s internet and social media age, where sensationalism is king, people and businesses actually orchestrate “bad publicity” for themselves to create the needed buzz around whatever it is they want to put in the public’s consciousness. Examples abound to back this up, and one of such is that of model and social media influencer, Julia Rose who rose to fame in one of the most unorthodox ways we have seen in recent years.
After the inappropriate display pulled off by Julia and her friend Lauren Summer in 2019 at a Major League Baseball game, things have gotten better than they have gone worse for her and her brand. In this piece, we will learn more about Julia Rose, her rise to fame, and her personal life, amongst other things. For starters, here are ten interesting facts about her.
10 interesting facts about Julia Rose
- Julia showed a keen interest in modelling from an early age. She loved posing for photos all the time and was ever ready for the camera.
- She has a YouTube channel named Jules & Stephen, which she used to run alongside her ex-boyfriend, Stephen John.
- Her first step into fame was her participation in the 2016 edition of the reality TV show “Are You The One?.” It is a show where a group of ladies and gents try to find their perfect match.
- Although the two weren’t perfect matches on the show, according to public opinion, Julia and Stephen McHugh went on to date after the show.
- Julia is the founder of Shagmag, a digital magazine that features exclusive and uncensored content of famous and upcoming models.
- In 2018, she was one of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuits 2018 casting models.
- Before Rose rose to fame, she worked as a bartender at Hooters and few other locations in Austin, TX, and Los Angeles.
- Julia also dated famous Youtuber turned boxer Jake Paul for some time in 2020.
- She loves Italian cuisine, and her dream vacation destination is Thailand.
- She is currently estimated to be worth $3 million, and her known sources of income are her digital magazine, Shagmag, brand endorsements, and social media promotions.
Julia Rose age
Rose is still in her 20s. She was born on 30 December 1993 and will therefore clock 28 years on her birthday in 2021.
Early life and education
Not many details are available about Julia’s early years and family. It is known that she developed an interest in modelling from childhood and will be found posing for photos as a child. She also grew up with her siblings, whose details are not available to the public. Rose attended a local high school in Texas and proceeded to Texas State University for her tertiary education.
Upon graduating from college, Julia ventured out on her own to pursue her dreams. She never lost sight of her desire to model. In fact, many of the early modelling photos on her now deactivated Instagram page was from her college days. She started out by taking odd jobs.
Julia worked as a bartender in Hooters, and some other locations in Austin TX, and Los Angeles.
1n 2016, her first major break came in the form of the 4th season of the reality TV show “Are You The One?”. The show, which aired on MTV, involved a group of ladies and gentlemen who lived together in a house as they try to find their perfect match.
Julia Rose model
Rose has worked with a number of organizations as a model. Arguably, her most prominent is her work with Sports Illustrated. In 2018, Sports Illustrated called for an open casting in a search for their “next big star”. Julia secured a spot and participated as a casting model in their 2018 swimsuit issue.
Shortly after the reality show, Julia launched her digital magazine Shagmag. It is an online tabloid that offers racy and uncut images of several Instagram models to paid subscribers. Subscription to the mag is monthly and costs $15. In 2019, Julia did the unprecedented thing that pushed her and her brand to untold fame.
World series flasher uncensored
Julia attended Game 5 of the Major League Baseball world series in October 2019 with her model friend Lauren Summer. The Washington Nationals were hosting the Houston Astros, and the game was being broadcast live on Fox Sports. As the camera panned around during a break in play, Lauren Summer and Julia Rose lifted their tops and revealed their bare chests on live TV. They flashed their br__sts at Astros’ pitcher Gerrit Cole and were promptly removed from the arena by security.
After the clip went viral, the ladies came on social media and confessed that they were the “offenders”. Rose shared the video on Twitter writing, “guilty as charged” while Lauren Summer posted a news report of the incident on her Instagram story with the caption, “we did it guys.”
The action soon earned both Julia and Summer a lifetime ban from all Major League Baseball stadiums and facilities. The letter supposedly came from the vice president of Security and Ballpark Operations for the Office of Commissioner David L Thomas.
It read, “On October 27, 2019, you attended World Series Game 5 at Nationals Park in Washington DC. During the game you violated the fan code of conduct by exposing yourself during the 7th inning, in order to promote a business. You are hereby banned from all Major League Baseball stadiums and facilities, indefinitely.”
The ladies claimed that they did what they did in order to raise br__st cancer awareness. They were both wearing customised Shagmag T-shirts, and according to them, they were hoping to get more subscribers for the platform so as to raise money for their donation, which helps pay the medical bills of br__st cancer patients. Summer implied in a tweet, which read:
“To clarify, yes we knew we would get banned, yes the letters are real, and yes I would do it again lol. More importantly, subscribe to @SHAGMAG_ because the proceeds go directly to women with br__st cancer to pay for their medical bills.”
As desired, the controversy brought Shagmag to the awareness of many, and the membership soared, more than doubling Julia’s revenue.
Julia Rose Instagram
Julia Rose is well known on Instagram. She used to have almost 6 million followers on her page before things went awry. Julia’s Instagram page got deactivated in late 2020 after having been reported severally. It is not a surprise that her pages were constantly being reported, as she posts raunchy and rated content.
She had this to say about the situation, “I mean, I remember when I reached out to one of the connections we had at Instagram, and they were like, ‘We have not seen a page get this many reports at once in a really long time.’ My page is probably one of the top reported pages out there, I’d say, 100 percent.”
There is not much about Julia’s personal life that makes the news. She was briefly in a relationship with costar Stephen McHugh after the show “Are You The One?” They had a YouTube channel together where they shared content they both created. The relationship ended before anything real could come become of it.
As Jake Paul girlfriend
Julia and famous Youtuber and boxer, Jake Paul dated on and off for a short while in 2020. They started dating six months after Paul, and Tana Mongeau had a fake wedding in Las Vegas. Paul met Rose onset of one of his music videos, and they soon hit it off. Julia was fully supportive of Jake during his match against British YouTuber AnEsonGib on 30 January 2020. They were spotted together at the fight, which took place in Miami.
The pair went public with their relationship in March 2020, and it wasn’t long after that they broke up. Jake made this known on one of his brother, Logan’s vlog posts. “I’m hungover, depressed and heartbroken because my girlfriend dumped me, because I’m a f—ing idiot. Julia, if you’re watching this please take me back. Guys, if you’re in a relationship don’t take what you have for granted,” he said.
He later won her back after several apologies, which included a billboard advert. The two are, however, no longer together as of now.
Julia’s digital magazine Shagmag costs $15/month for subscription. The platform reportedly earns about $125,000 monthly from subscriptions from all over the world. She also makes money from advert placements, brand ambassadorship, and YouTube views. Rose is currently worth $3 million.
What would seem like bad publicity paved the way for Julia Rose’s brand and that undoubtedly translated to revenue for her. It is safe to say the idea was genius, even though it doesn’t pass moral tests. Such is the way of the new world, and it is working for those who don’t mind using it. Julia Rose of course has ample time to create a new image of herself if she so wishes. For now, she is thriving; enjoying fame and commercial success. What could go wrong?