• Tarynn Nago is an ex-girlfriend of YouTube star Ryan Higa and a YouTube star herself
• Born in Hilo, Hawaii and follows the Christian religion
• Best known for “Niga Higa” channel with Ryan Higa and “Love Dealer” romantic comedy
• Currently dating Larson Oliva and has a net worth of over $300,000
• Active on Instagram with nearly 2,000 followers

Known for movies

Who is Tarynn Nago?

Tarynn was born in Hilo, Hawaii USA on 30 April 1993, so under the zodiac sign of Taurus and holds American nationality; she follows the Christian religion. She is best known for being an ex-girlfriend of Ryan Higa, and also for being a YouTube star.

Early life and education

There is not much known about Tarynn’s parents as she does not talk about them at all, except saying that she spent her entire childhood in Hilo with them and her two sisters Marissa and Dionn. She matriculated from one of the high schools in Hilo, and afterwards began studying at the University of Hawaii located in Manoa.


Tarynn’s career began when she launched the “Niga Higa” YouTube channel together with Ryan Higa, Tim Enos, and Sean Fujiyoshi in 2006 – she became popular shortly after they posted the short video movie entitled “Ninja Melk” in 2009, in which Tarynn played the role of Gina. She also had a lead role in the three-minute long romantic comedy film called “Love Dealer” in 2013, about a young boy who tries his best to go out with a beautiful young girl (played by Tarynn) by doing some extreme things.

Other than “Niga Higa”, Tarynn also has her own YouTube channel but it is not nearly as famous as “Niga Higa”.

Tarynn Nago

“Niga Higa”

It seems as the “Niga Higa” channel is now run solely by Ryan Higa – since it was launched on 20 July 2006, the channel has managed to gather over 21 million subscribers and attract more than four billion views on all the videos combined. The channel can also reveal many things about Ryan, including the fact that he is currently in a long distance relationship with Arden Cho who is an American actress, singer and a model – one might have seen her in the “Teen Wolf” TV series in which she played Kira Yukimura.

Ryan Higa and his channel

Ryan Higa was born in Hilo, Hawaii US, just as Tarynn, and is three years older than her as he was born on 6 June 1990. His parents are from Okinawa, Japan, which means that he is of Japanese descent – he has just an older brother called Kyle. He attended Waiakea High School and matriculated in 2008 – he was very interested in sports, especially in judo as he holds the black belt rank while he also wrestled during his time at Waiakea.

When he launched the “Niga Higa” channel with his friends in 2006, he was just 16 and still in high school – they mostly used to tape themselves lip syncing songs and then upload these videos to their channel. After a while, they began doing comedies, and had guests appearing in their videos including Ryan Villaruel, Kyle Chun and Tarynn.

They also had some problems with their channel as two of their most popular videos entitled “How To Be Gangster” and “How To Be Emo” were deleted in 2008 because they violated copyright. In January 2009, their account was suspended for the same reason, and they had to delete more videos which were in violation of copyrights – they ended up deleting all of their lip sync videos except for one called “You’re Beautiful”. Ryan began composing his own music and uploaded “How to be Gangster” and “How to be Emo” once again in August 2009, then made the videos private after only a couple of days, only to make them public again in 2010.

Ryan began studying nuclear medicine at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas when he was around 19 years old – he mostly worked alone on his videos at that point, and sometimes featured other YouTube users. He founded Ryan Higa Production Company (RHPC) in 2012 together with Sean Fujiyoshi, which is mostly focused on making content for the “Niga Higa” channel. In the summer of 2016, Ryan and David Choi, Phillip Wang, Justin Chon  and Jun Sung Ahn created a parody K-pop group called “Boys Generally Asian”, or BgA. Even though their songs were parodies, people loved them and their first song took place number two on the iTunes K-pop charts, while their second song got to place number one. Ryan left the band in the middle of 2018 because he claimed to have other interests.

Ryan and Sean tried their luck in the film industry when they received an offer from Richard Van Vleet to produce their movie entitled “Ryan and Sean’s Not So Excellent Adventure” and was shown in theaters in Hawaii and California. They went on to film “Ninja Melk” short movie about ninjas in 2009 ,which lasts 26 minutes and can be seen on their YouTube channel. Their last film was “Agents of Secret Stuff” which is 35 minutes long and can also be seen on their YouTube channel – Ryan next appeared in the horror movie “Tell Me How I Die” shot in 2016.

Ryan has been dating an actress Arden Cho since 2015 and his net worth is estimated to be around $10 million.

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Personal life

Tarynn started dating Ryan Higa in 2006, the same year they created their YouTube channel together – they dated for four years until they broke up in 2010, details regarding which are not known but it is said that they split peacefully after they’ve both decided that it’s better that way.

In 2012, two years after her and Ryan’s break up, Tarynn met someone special and began dating Larson Oliva. They dated six years before they announced on 21 October 2018 that they are going to marry, but haven’t done so yet and are not expecting any kids.

Appearance and net worth

Tarynn is currently 25 years old. She has long black hair, dark brown eyes, is 5ft 3ins (1.62m) tall, weighs around 112lbs (51kg), and her vital statistics are 32-23-32.

According to authoritative sources, Tarynn’s current net worth is estimated to be over $300,000 and is likely to rise as she is becoming more popular on social media platforms.

Social media presence

Since Tarynn is a social media personality, it is very easy to conclude that she has accounts on several platforms on the Internet – she launched her personal YouTube channel on 7 January 2006 and has so far gathered nearly 1,300 subscribers and around 31,000 views, however, this is one of her accounts that she completely neglected, as she only posted one video a long time ago and nothing more since.

Tarynn launched her Twitter account in September 2013 but it is another account which she neglected as her last post was in 2014 and she only has 90 followers while she tweeted around 75 times. Her Instagram account seems to be the only account on which she is currently active – she has nearly 2,000 fans and more than 600 posts, and her description says ‘Women can do the same things men can do, but women can do them in heels’. Her account is set on private so if you want to see her posts, you will have to follow her first.



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Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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