Ximena Saenz is a popular Latina social media influencer, and her rapid ascent in the digital world has been nothing short of meteoric. She captivated audiences through her dance routines and lip-sync performances on TikTok, ultimately amassing over three million followers across two accounts bearing her name. While some of her online posts garnered criticism and became a topic of discussion among social media enthusiasts, her growing online presence was also plagued by unfounded rumors. Allegations circulated about leaked videos and explicit photos intended to tarnish her reputation, yet these claims were never substantiated. This online sensation was often mistaken for a well-known, older culinary entrepreneur who shared the same name.
Family and Education
Ximena Saenz has taken deliberate steps to maintain a clear separation between her private and public personas. Consequently, there is limited available information about her early social media presence, with some users suggesting she may have operated under a different name in her initial accounts.
Through careful examination of some social media posts, it was discovered that her family has roots in Guadalajara, Mexico. While her exact birthdate remains unverified, fans commonly believe she was born in 2003. Her father is no longer a part of her life, and she was primarily raised by her mother, Jessika Saenz, who entered into matrimony with an Irish-American in November 2018 at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in New Jersey. Ximena also has a younger sister and a stepbrother. Most of her relatives reside in Mexico, and it was only her grandmother who had the opportunity to attend the wedding from their side of the family.
The Saenz family’s migration from Mexico is unconfirmed, but a closer look at her mother’s earlier Instagram posts revealed that most of them were uploaded dating back to 2018, in various locations in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, photos of their time in New York and New Jersey were dated 2017. Ximena attended Pocono Mountain East High School in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, where she actively participated in school activities, and notably joined the varsity cheerleading team, leveraging her gymnastics background from her time in Mexico. Although she was a high school senior in 2021, it remains undisclosed whether she obtained her high school diploma.
Ximena’s mother runs a store called Maryela Boutique, situated in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. It’s a business owned by her mother, Jessy, her aunt Claudia, and her grandmother, Graciela. The creative force behind the imported Mexican handcrafted products was Graciela, while logistics was handled by Claudia, and it was Jessy’s idea to bring them over to the US. Claudia Saenz also manages a similar business back in their hometown.
Ximena’s Rise in Social Media
Social media platforms have revolutionized the way people communicate, and have empowered everyday individuals, like Ximena Saenz, to create and share content with a global audience. She started with Snapchat, and gained 250 subscribers, but the popularity of this platform has been declining in recent years as online users prefer other platforms.
— Ximena Sáenz (@ximena_saenz) December 6, 2016
TikTok emerged as the perfect platform for her to connect with people through dance and lip-syncing. Just like countless other fun-loving and energetic teens worldwide, Ximena embraced the latest trending songs on social media, dancing to them wherever she was, and recording her performances. Her early videos were shot in diverse locations, from her room to the hallways of her school, the restaurant counter where she worked, and even the bathroom.
TikTok, known for its user-friendly interface, allows users to create and upload short-form video content ranging from 15 to 60 seconds. This feature catered to the shorter attention spans of teenagers and worked in Ximena’s favor. The platform also boasted an extensive library of music clips that users could seamlessly incorporate into their content. With her appealing features and the curvaceous physique for which many Latinas are renowned, Ximena rapidly gained a substantial following and numerous views. For reasons unexplained, she maintained two TikTok accounts: “ximenaaasaenzzz” and “ximenasaenz4”; some speculated that she may have used others in the past. The first account boasted 2.4 million followers and 72 million likes, while the second had a million followers and 24.5 million likes.
As Ximena matured and her dancing took on a more sultry tone, her following experienced significant growth. In marketing, content with sexual undertones, even if it consisted merely of a sexy dance and some skin exposure, tends to attract attention, as people are inherently inclined to notice such content. As she continued to explore her sexuality, and her attire became more revealing, her TikTok channels saw a surge in interest.
While her TikTok presence thrived, her Instagram required more attention and consistent content uploads. She has over 400,000 followers, which is substantial, but to fully realize her potential as a social media star, her Instagram account needed more work, with only 23 posts to its name.
Scandals and controversies
There was a buzz circulating on online forums regarding a rumored leaked video containing explicit content featuring Ximena. However, online sleuths attempted to verify its authenticity, but the links provided in various social media posts were either deleted or merely clickbait. Some online observers speculated that her name may have been used to boost the followers of certain accounts, while others claimed to have seen sexually explicit video clips. Some theorized that the alleged video might have come from her Patreon account, a platform allowing creators to sell or share digital content directly with their subscribers through paid subscriptions.
Accusation of Drink Spiking
In 2023, Ximena faced scrutiny from fans who urged her to log off while she was live-streaming under the influence of alcohol. Her speech was slurred, yet she insisted that she wasn’t drunk. During the live stream, she somewhat accused popular social media stars Alex and Franky Venegas, better known as the Island Boys, of spiking her drink. Some viewers warned her that these were serious allegations, while others suggested she be given some space, as people often say regrettable things when intoxicated.
The Kissing Video with Kodiyakredd
Certain online content creators resort to attention-grabbing stunts to gain more views and followers. One such incident involved a video in which Ximena was seen in the arms of Franky Venegas, known as Kodiyakredd from the Island Boys. In the video, they appeared to share a kiss, which led to Kodiyakredd’s girlfriend expressing her disapproval. Consequently, he deleted the video from his social media page. The Island Boys addressed the matter on TikTok when a fan inquired about it. Some online users also criticized Kodiyakredd for initially mispronouncing Ximena’s name, as it sounded like “eczema,” and it took two corrections from his brother, Alex, before he pronounced it correctly. They also advised everyone, including Ximena, to just relax.
Interesting facts about Ximena
At times, Ximena would use TikTok as a platform to address issues related to herself, or respond to various comments, whether they were positive or negative, in an effort to bring clarity to her fans. She also utilized the platform to share some of her personal preferences. Here are a few interesting facts about her:
- Some fans enjoyed poking fun at her distinctive accent, to the extent that it sparked debates about her ethnicity. Ximena faced accusations of pretending to be Mexican, with some asserting that she was actually Russian. There was even a fan who pointed out that the TikTok star couldn’t properly pronounce “Guadalajara.” Ximena took issue with these insinuations, and responded with a Spanish rant. In the end, she challenged her critics to communicate with her in Spanish and see if they could match her. Some followers felt that this episode revealed a sensitive, feisty side of her personality.
- Her favorite soccer player was revealed to be Cristiano Ronaldo, when she played an online game involving selecting players from photos displayed on the screen. Initially, she chose Lionel Messi during the first few rounds, however, when Ronaldo’s photo was introduced, he quickly outshone every other player presented.
- Ximena participated in another popular social media game in which she had to categorize men into three groups: Kill, Kiss, and Marry. The game app automatically presented the men, and it was up to her to make the choices. In the first round, she encountered DJ Khaled, whom she placed in the ‘Kill’ category. In the second round, it was Drake’s turn, and she decided to ‘Marry’ him. However, the third round brought an unexpected twist, when Justin Bieber’s photo appeared, automatically placing him in the ‘Kiss’ category. Surprisingly, Ximena wasn’t interested in him, and even humorously mispronounced his name as ‘Yustin Belieber.’
Ximena has always been quite private when it comes to sharing personal details. Consequently, there’s no available information about her current dating status. Since she started her social media accounts, she’s refrained from mentioning the names of her family and friends, even when they appear in her videos. Some online entertainment websites have occasionally confused her with the Argentinian-born social media star and actress, leading to speculation among fans about her romantic life, and the possibility of her having a boyfriend.
The TikTok sensation possesses striking Latina features. She has brown eyes that complemented well with her tanned complexion. Standing at a height of 5ft 7ins (170cms) and weighing around 124lbs (56kgs), her curly black hair is often adorned with light brown hues and blonde highlights. She has a tattoo lettering located near her right clavicle, yet fans find it challenging to decipher the words.
Compared to other social media personalities, Ximena’s net worth is not as substantial. Some sources estimate her net worth to be close to $500,000. However, her potential for earning more in the coming years is promising, as she explores various platforms, and diversifies her content offerings.