Age:28 years old
Date of Birth:June 1, 1991
Birth Place:California, United States
Full Name:Lena Nersesian
Height:5 ft 1in
Marital Status:In a relationship (Adam Grandmaison)
Education:University of California Santa Cruz
Lena the Plug (Lena Nersesian) hasn’t taken what many people perceive to be the conventional way to the top. Nevertheless, she has found great success within a relatively short period. Over time, Lena has found a way to appeal to the desires of her audience, and that has been the secret behind her ever-growing brand.
When she started out, Lena wouldn’t have imagined that she would be as successful as she is now. Her YouTube channel has 1.52 million subscribers, and she has 2.6 million subscribers on Instagram. This piece will look at Lena’s career path, her numerous controversial moments, and her current projects.
Her conservative Christian parents didn’t support her career choice
Lena was born on 1st July 1991 to parents of Armenian descent. Lena’s parents tried to raise her according to the Christian religion, and it meant that they were very strict about what she watched on television. Lena explained on her first YouTube video that watching a show like Boy Meets World would have landed her in trouble.
After clearing high school, Lena joined the University of California to study Psychology. She graduated with a degree in 2013, and she wanted to pursue a post-graduate degree in the same field. However, the cost was too high, and she opted to move to Sweden to study at Lund University. Lena talked about her time in Sweden;
“I studied abroad in a small University town in the South of Sweden, a short train ride from Copenhagen, Denmark. The country, the people, and the laws are beautiful. Their food is okay, but they know what they are doing when it comes to desert. Swedes are very nice but somewhat difficult to approach.”
After spending a year in Sweden, Lena went back to America, and she did several odd jobs. Lena earned the name ‘Lena the Plug’ while working at social media startup, Arsenic. Lena started working as a Snapchat model after growing tired of meager pay that normal jobs offered. She told Heavy that her decision didn’t go down well with members of her family;
“I don’t blame them. It’s not an easy pill to swallow, but I believe they’ll come around eventually when the initial shock has passed.”
She stirred controversy when she let her best friend have sex with her boyfriend
Lena and her boyfriend, Adam Grandmaison, started dating in 2016. In July 2017, Lena stirred up controversy when she revealed that she was going to let her pal Emily sleep with Adam. Lena explained in a video posted on her channel that she didn’t have an issue with Emily and Adam copulating because Emily already knew everything about her sex life.
Lena, Emily, and Adam had sex off-camera before coming back on to detail their X-rated experience. Lena was trashed on social media by people who didn’t understand the logic behind the move. It wasn’t the first time that Lena and Adam had caused controversy.
The couple had previously promised fans that they would release a sex tape if both of their channels hit 1 million subscribers. Again, Lena was criticized for the declaration, but she chose to see the fun side. She told Heavy;
“Fast-forward a couple of months and I launch a YouTube channel and star alongside him on his channel a bunch (No Jumper). The joke about making a sex tape pretty much evolved into ‘Sex tape at 1 million’ idea and here we are… We’re both pretty excited about it, to be honest.”
Lena’s sexual orientation has changed as she has matured. Adam and Lena are believed to be in an open relationship. She admitted to having sexual relations with a girl during her campus days, but she now states that she isn’t bisexual.
Her Instagram and Facebook accounts have been deleted on multiple occasions
When Lena started her social media career, she had accounts on almost all platforms. However, Facebook and Instagram kept deleting her accounts because her posts were against community guidelines. She told Heavy;
“I never delete my Instagram page, I just can’t seem to keep it. I often get flagged and reported on Instagram and my page gets shut down and I have to fight to get it back.”
She claims that she doesn’t want to work as a porn star
Lena’s posts are sexual, but she states that she has no desire to do porn. She has received many offers, but it’s not something that appeals to her. She stated in her first YouTube video;
“Nothing against porn, I have good friends who do porn and they are fucking awesome at it. I personally don’t wanna do it because I don’t need to and just because it’s something that I still don’t feel comfortable doing… Just filming this video I’m a little bit shy…having sex in a room full of people and having to be perfect and really put of this sexual emotion. I really don’t think I can do that.”
Lena isn’t passionate about what she does. She only does it to make money. That’s why the critics don’t seem to get to her. For her, it’s just business, and she doesn’t understand why some people are so bitter about it. She told Heavy;
“I used to be someone who followed all the rules and did everything I was ‘supposed’ to do. I wasn’t happy. The way I make money now isn’t exactly something I’m passionate about, but it does give me the time and financial freedom to do things that I am passionate about… I also want to ask them why being naked is such a big deal.”