Summer McKeen

Who is Summer McKeen?

Summer McKeen is an American beauty influencer who is active on YouTube, Instagram and other social platforms. She has two Sisters, Madison and Brie, and was born on 12th May 1999, in Oregon, United States. She grew up in a well-settled family and completed her education at a private high school.

Early life and career of Summer McKeen

Summer has been interested in beauty since childhood, and because she had the means to do it, she created her YouTube channel in 2012, when she was only 13 years old. Her channel consisted of everything beauty oriented. She often posted back-to-school theme videos: school supplies haul, outfits for the 1st day of school, or easy tutorials on Halloween makeup. She realized that she enjoyed making content online and became more consistent. Soon after that, her channel started to attract new subscribers who began interacting with her videos and Summer herself.

Summer enjoyed communicating with her audience and suddenly decided to become a YouTube star. Right after graduating from high school, she moved to Southern California to pursue this dream of hers. She had a perfect boyfriend and was feeling much more secure with the content she shared, and basically, her life was only getting better. Her fans appreciated it every time she shared something from her private life, and YouTube started to feel more personal to Summer. She began filming Q&A videos, where she answered various questions about herself, and soon after, she began to refer to her viewers as her friends. It just felt more natural.

Summer's journey to fame

She started to focus more on makeup tutorials as she got older, and around that time, she started to get approached by makeup brands. She got a chance to collaborate with them and helped to create some unique products. She also got some modelling opportunities, and it all felt like a dream. As her channel got more famous, the internet did its job: videos and articles about Summer’s past started appearing, and she experienced the ugly side of fame. She had to post more serious videos in which she addressed her past behaviour and apologized to many people. As a consequence, she experienced anxiety and depression and had to evaluate everything she ever did.

Eventually, she realized that the things she experienced were totally normal for someone her age and slowly got back to filming videos referring to her personal life. At the time, she saw that many of her viewers of the same age were experiencing the same and related to her more. This gave Summer all the determination she needed to get back on track. Her channel became a safe space for every young woman in her twenties who felt like her life was changing too fast. She shared her experience as a young woman living by herself, her experience with love and breakups and offered a piece of advice to anyone who needed it.

Personal life of Summer McKeen

Summer has been dating a fellow media influencer, Dylan Jordan, since high school. They were inseparable and often appeared on each other’s YouTube channels. A few years into the relationship, they started to consider moving together, but suddenly they broke up. Dylan was taking it badly and often said he felt betrayed on social media. Summer, on the other hand, moved on quite quickly and started to share stories from dates with another guy. It took a while, but eventually, they made peace and agreed to remain friends. Summer then stated that she needs to start focusing on herself and on her life, so she plans to stay single for now.

Endless Summer

One of the reasons that may have caused Summer and Dylan to split was the fact that their relationship has been on display since 2018. That year, Summer agreed to be a star of new Snapchat docuseries called Endless Summer. This series follows Summer as a young social media star when she makes a life of her own. It followed her on her journey since she moved away from her family. This series tried to capture what it feels like to be young and already famous and settle in a new life on her own. It captured all the critical decisions and their consequences as well. At the end of the first season, Summer broke up with Dylan and shared that filming the last couple of episodes was really emotionally challenging. She stepped into the second season as a new person with the intention of showing young people that they don’t need to fear living alone.  

Interesting facts about Summer McKeen

  • As of 2022, she is 23 years old.
  • Her zodiac sign is Taurus.
  • Her height is 5'6'' or 168 cm.
  • Her weight is 53 kilograms or 117 lbs.
  • She started posting on her YouTube channel when she was just 13 years old.
  • Her most viewed video is called 7 easy, heatless hairstyles for school! with over 7 million of views.
  • She has over 2 million subscribers on YouTube and 1,9 million followers on Instagram.
  • She is the main protagonist of Snapchat's docuseries Endless Summer.