Don Benjamin is an American television reality star, an actor, musician and a model. He broke into limelight when he appeared on and emerged as one of the finalists on the popular television reality show America’s Next Top Model. He has since modeled for popular brands such as Pink Dolphin, Tillys and Guess.
He is also a recording artist and he released his first solo track titled “Across The Sky”, which made it to the iTunes Overall Top Song Charts. He has also collaborated with a few other artists on several solo tracks that have turned to be successful.
Donald Benjamin was born in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America on May 5, 1987. He was named Donald Benjamin when he was born into the Thottumkal household. His mother’s name is Seline Thottumkal while his father is Joseph Thottumkal. He was brought up together with his siblings, one of whom is a sister named Brooke. There is no further information available about his early childhood, as he has not disclosed a lot of information about his early childhood and growing up years.
Don received his high school education at the Brooklyn Center High School, Brooklyn Center in Minnesota in the United States. Further details about his educational pursuits are not available, as it is part of the information about his life that he has decided not to share with the public.
Don Benjamin was an athlete while in school and was known to be the captain of the basketball team. More than just that, he also played soccer. Highly talented, he was also a rapper while in school and he was always entertaining his peers with his original music compositions. Don, who is known for his good looks, was said to be one of the best looking boys in his school.
Don Benjamin has done very well for himself at a very young age. He has modelled for some of the best brands in the world, released music hits and dabbled into television reality shows and more recently, into movie acting as well. As a result, he has been able to make a very decent amount of money over the years.
Don Benjamin is reported to have a net worth of $20 million, but some sources believe that he is worth well over this amount if all his revenue streams are taken into account. These other sources put his net worth at about $40 million.
One thing is very sure though, if Don continues to churn out hit singles and albums, and his modeling and acting career continue to blossom, he has a very bright future ahead of him and his net worth is sure to increase further.
Is Don Benjamin Married Or Dating Anyone?
Don has been known to have dated a few popular female stars over the years. He is believed to have dated a very popular American songwriter, musician, and record producer – Nikki Flores. His relationship with Nikki began around 2009, but there is no information on how long their relationship lasted.
In the year 2015, he began dating Internet and social media sensation, Liane Valenzuela, and they have been together several now. They are regularly seen together at major fashion and other media events, and they are both very active on social media where they post pictures of themselves either at events, on vacation, or just in each other’s arms celebrating their love.
Don Benjamin and Liane Valenzuela attended a friend’s wedding ceremony sometime in 2018, and after the ceremony they took a picture and posted it on their social media handle taunting that their wedding could be the next, keeping their fans believing that the wedding bells may soon begin to ring for the beautiful couple.
In 2016, Don appeared in the music video of pop star Ariana Grande titled “Into You”, and the rumour mills immediately started circulating the information that he was romantically involved with the singer. Don was Ariana’s love interest in the music video, and because the ‘connection’ between them in the video seemed so real, it got many people curious. However, the model and actor have come out to clear the air and has said that what transpired in the video between him and Ariana was strictly professional and not personal.