Better known by her online persona Lizzza, she first gained a following on Vine, where she amassed more than 5 million fans posting comedic videos. She has over 12 million subscribers on YouTube, over 10 million musical.ly fans and more than 13 million Instagram followers.
She began her Vine career while in high school and initially joined because friends of hers were downloading the app. She began attending college in the Fall of 2014, deciding to study business marketing.
She was named Breakout Creator at the 2016 Streamy Awards. In 2017 she won Choice Web Star: Female at the Teen Choice Awards.
Her real name is Elizabeth Shaila Koshy. She is half Indian and half caucasian and she was born and raised in Houston, Texas alongside her two older sisters. She began dating David Dobrik in November 2015.