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Hello friends, it's me!

―Lia's intro

Alia Marie "Lia" Shelesh (born: October 22, 1992 (1992-10-22) [age 29]), better known online as SSSniperWolf (also known as Little Lia), is an English-American YouTuber and actress, known for her reaction, commentary, DIY videos, vlogs and gaming videos. She is also known for her collaborations with Dhar Mann.


Alia Marie Shelesh was born on October 22, 1992 to a Greek father and a Turkish mother in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. She has two younger brothers, Bakir and Paul, and one younger sister, Ranya. She could speak Arabic fluently when she was younger. Her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in the United States when she was six years old.

Alia graduated High School early, and got a head-start in College, and studied both Pharmacy and Nursing. She later dropped out of College early. Alia started working in Hollister where she was paid minimum wage and had a rude manager; she later quit. She first met Evan John Young, also known as Sausage on YouTube, at Comic-Con in person.

Her username, SSSniperWolf, comes from Sniper Wolf, is one of the main antagonists and bosses of Metal Gear Solid, her favorite childhood game. Alia claims that the 'SS' in her name does not mean anything.

Alia originally started her YouTube career in early 2011 on a channel called sexysexysniper making short vlogs. The channel accumulated 50,000 subscribers, however 2 years later, she made a new channel on January 19, 2013, and deleted the old one around mid-2013 most likely due to the name. Since 2017, the majority of the videos that she uploads are reactions and TikTok videos, along with occasional gaming and challenges. From 2020 onwards, she regularly made it to the Trending Page, gaining her intense popularity.

Alia is also known to appear in Dhar Mann's videos as herself. In the videos she is the idol of Sam/Psycho Mantis (played by Sofia Chicorelli Serna), a girl who wants to be a gamer just like her, despite her sexist mother not allowing her. However after Alia gives her a PS5, she becomes a professional gamer and earns a lot of fame and money, and her mother discards her sexist beliefs. This in itself brings more issues such as a bully targeting her due to her fame, but she earns his friendship by paying for his rent and car. "Sam" and SSSniperWolf appear in more miscellaneous videos,[1][2] though with minor roles.

Personal Life


  • Ashe is her most recent dog that she got in January 2019. The dog was named after Ashe from Overwatch.
  • Lumpy was her second dog. Initially Luna, her name was changed after a couple of weeks.
  • Kaz was her first dog. He was originally Evan Young's but when Alia and Evan moved in together, she adopted him.
  • Tuna was her third dog, whom she adopted in April 2015. Sadly, the puppy died roughly a year later in 2016, when she was attacked by a Wild Coyote.

All of her dogs are Pomeranians.

Family and Friends

Born in an immigrant family in the United Kingdom, Alia was taught to speak Arabic and English. Her boyfriend, Evan John Young, and her are not engaged, and Alia claims she isn't planning to have a baby anytime soon.

She's best friends with DigitalNex and Greta. She's also friends with DigitalNex's Girlfriend Vy. Shes also friends with fellow youtubers Dang Matt Smith, Ricegum, Lilly Singh and FaZe Rug. She's also befriended several cosplayers, fellow gamers and anime lovers across her career. She stated in a video that she didn't make many YouTuber Friends because she was shy, and paranoid of drama. She has an active rivalry with AzzyLand and a rather friendly one with PewDiePie.


Alia has a bold and bubbly personality. She can execute her humor in a really effective way to make her videos entertaining. She can be really sarcastic and relatable in her videos. She is an introverted person.

She stopped swearing in her videos after YouTube's Community Guidelines struck some of her videos with demonetization, yet she swears in her Instagram Stories still. Alia is also a night person, she records all her videos at night and prefers to play videogames at night too.

Little Lia

Alia set up a second channel, Little Lia, in June 2014, that showcased arts & crafts, baking, hauls, challenges, and makeup tutorials. She started posting "Trying Life Hacks" videos that gained that channel popularity in its own right.

In June 2021, Alia spoke up about why she wasn't that active on this channel. She explained that, posting daily on one channel (SSSniperWolf) was stressful enough, though she did guarantee a video in the foreseeable future.

Games Played


Exposing GirlGoneGamer

In October 2015, Alia posted a video claiming that GirlGoneGamer faked the footage in her Call of Duty Let's Plays, going so far as to post a video since set to private claiming to expose GirlGoneGamer.

Sued by Enigmahood

On August 10, 2016, Alia was sued by Engimahood after she slandered him in a video, stating that he was a "convicted sex offender". On September 29, 2017, Enigmhahood's defamation case against Alia was dismissed as he could not prove that her comments affected him in his local area. He was subsequently booked in jail for 2 days.

Accused of lying about Overwatch rank

In February 2017, Alia was accused of lying about reaching the top 500 in Overwatch on her own. Sylvibot suggested that she had enlisted the support of another player to boost her account. Alia responded in a pinned comment on her original top 500 video. Sylvibot responded with another video on February 24, addressing Alia's claims.

Exposed by FaZe Censor

In July 2017, Alia was exposed by FaZe Censor. Evan Sausage and Alia accused him of faking text messages. However, Censor went to Verizon and retrieved his old text messages and conversations with Alia. Then, she violently threatened to sue FaZe Censor for the old text messages FaZe Censor received from Verizon.

Good Mythical Morning

On March 11, 2018, it was announced that Alia would be appearing on the following week's Good Mythical Morning video, but when the announcement video received a high level of dislikes and drew a lot of comments from people, her appearance was canceled and the announcement video was deleted from the channel.

Exposed by Nerd City

On May 18, 2018, Nerd City released a video featuring MaxMoeFoe and Rusty Cage, in which they address Alia's hypocrisy with regards to her comments on other women by showcasing her persistent photo-alterations.

Kids' Choice Awards

On March 23, 2019 and May 2, 2020, Alia won the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Gamer. This was met with a lot of backlash from many people on the internet who stated that she was not a true gamer, due to the majority of her content being reaction-based as of 2019. Other people began believing that the KCA's were rigged and completely biased considering the other people nominated for Favorite Gamer, such as Markiplier, jacksepticeye and Ninja, who have more gaming based content. Several users then began to put offensive inputs and theories on why she won.

Ghosting a fan/Feud with Keemstar

On December 28th 2021, Alia was called out by KEEMSTAR for ghosting a 10 year-old fan who is dying of cancer and her dream and wish is to meet Alia. Keemstar knew this because of the No Jumper Podcast about contacting her a week ago on their 22nd Episode due to the ghosting. However, the Hosts tried making the girl's wish to be fulfiled by contacting the girl's mother and agreed to meet-up with her daughter and them.[3]

Keem claimed that Adam22 contacted Alia, however this was a lie as both Alia and Adam22 confirmed on Twitter that never took place with the latter saying that Keem never gave him her contact information, demonstrating further how Keem is a liar and should never be taken as a source.[4]

Alia then stated on Twitter that she attempted several times to get in-contact with the mother of the girl. Having claimed by her that she didn't have the time to meet up with her originally due to timezone differences, but was eventually able to get in contact with the 10 year-old and spoke with her for while on Instagram. After the meeting, Alia donated $5,000 to the child's GoFundMe page.[5]

After a few hours, Keemstar released the video on DramaAlert and the article on the DramaAlert website. He also released another message for Alia after the video was released 4 hours ago.

Dear SniperWolf,

I have told everyone on the community that you're a piece of shit. You wanna know why I told that that you're a piece of shit? Its because I have known you for over a decade. You've always been a son of a fucking bitch scumbag. You know what? You've proved it. I told everybody! This is who you are, and you've proved it! Because you took no accountability for ghosting this fan. Absolutely none! You made a post on YouTube, saying: "Hey! There's miscommunication going on and there is a Drama going on! I tried holding it. I tried getting a timeslot!".

We read, every text messages. Every single message between you and the Mom. We read them on DramaAlert. Everybody be like: Im so fucking angry.

I shouldn't be angry. I have been proven right, once again. How can you prove that you're not a piece of shit? By saying, Im sorry, I made a mistake. I should have gotten the phone with that terminally 10 year-old fan, right away. But you're not... You're blaming the mother. Welp, the mother blocked me. Its the mother's fault!

Bro, you had time on Christmas and you've then: "Sorry! Couldn't make it! Maybe tomorrow??? Sorry!" Y'know that the kid is gonna die any moment now??? *mocks* "Sorry! Couldn't make it today!".

Bro, 3 days in a row went on. Ghosting this fucking fan. Not once, ANYWHERE ON SOCIAL MEDIA! On you're Twitter, on you're YouTube channel, on you're Instagram, everywhere. HAVE YOU SAID SORRY!!! NOT ONCE!!! ITS KEEMSTAR'S FAULT! IT'S THE MOM'S FAULT! ITS THE KID'S FAULT, FOR SLEEPING! ITS EVERYONE'S FAULT! But YOURS!!!

You have done exactly, what I knew you would do. You have proven me a THOUSAND percent right. When I said to the fucking community that you're a piece of shit. You've backed it up by every fucking tweet. By every YouTube post! But you've just blaming everyone. EXCEPT FOR YOURSELF!!! Because you're a piece of shit.

―Keemstar's meesage to Alia on his tweet.[6]


  • Alia is still largely proficient in Arabic.[citation needed]
  • Alia went by the nickname Lia Valentine when she was cosplaying.[7]
  • Alia can play the piano.[citation needed]
  • Alia had a brief cameo in YouTube Rewind 2017.
  • Alia received 2 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
  • Alia currently holds the title of YouTube's most subscribed female youtuber.
  • Alia has revealed that she's an avid Anime fan.
  • Alia gained popularity from a video titled, The Truth About Girl Gone Gamer.
  • Alia favorite game of all time is COD Black Ops 2.[citation needed]
  • Alia revealed that she shortened her name to Lia, because people mispronounced Alia. She later just went by Lia by her family and friends entirely.
  • The "SS" in Alia's username has been claimed by her to not mean anything.
  • Alia considers fellow youtuber, DigitalNex and Greta as her Best Friends.
  • Alia competed in the Fortnite Pro-AM celebrity tournament.
  • As a Teen, Alia in Middle School, used to buy cheap action figures from Best Buy and sold them for profit.[citation needed]
  • Alia has Celiac.
  • Alia famously starred in Fear Factor's 'Thrill Seeker Throwdown'. (Season 2, Episode 14)
  • Alia transferred schools when she was in Middle School.
  • Alia was once involved in an almost fatal auto accident from a drunk driver.
  • Alia's zodiac sign is Libra.
  • Alia has competed in numerous gaming tournaments from DOOM to Call of Duty.
  • Alia has been arrested two times.
    • She was arrested in 2013 for 'robbery' after hitting and resisting arrest from a security guard who suspected she was shoplifting, and eventually only receiving a 2 day imprisonment and the charge being changed to a misdemeanor.
    • She got arrested again in August 2016 after neighbors called police on her after a heated verbal argument with her and her boyfriend.
      • After staying overnight in prison, both her and her boyfriend's charges were dropped.
  • Alia currently has 3 dogs, Kaz, Lumpy, and Ashe, who are all pomeranians.
    • Unfortunately, one of Alia's pet dogs Tuna died from an attack with a coyote in 2016.
  • Alia was suspected to be a former camgirl and pornstar, due to videos of a woman who resembled her on Pornhub and other sites having "SSSniperwolf" in their titles.
    • She claimed that it was not her by explaining the model is a different woman named Kalyta, who committed fraud and made money off her likeness, something Alia has claimed she worked out with Pornhub.
  • Alia mentioned AzzyLand for being a copy of her, in her Funniest Yearbook Quotes video.
  • Alia's Youtube username comes from the villain Sniper Wolf from the Metal Gear franchise.
  • Alia once had dinner with metal band Korn after following them to a restaurant.[citation needed]
  • Another YouTuber AzzyLand, was accused by SSSniperwolf fans of copying Lia's reaction videos, this resulted in causing a huge drama on the internet on AzzyLand copying SSSniperwolf.
  • In December 2018, Alia was featured in a PubG Music Video, promoting a PubG Dance. It ended up accumulating 10 Million Views.
  • In May 2019, she featured in a video with Marshmello where they made 'Fortnite Sunbeam Crystal Pop Rocks".
  • Alia's Outro song is called the 'MK- Theme From Jaws (Exit Trance Remix)'
  • Alia first rose to worldwide fame in her Omegle videos.
  • She's 5'4".
  • SSSniperwolf uses Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR camera since May 2014.
  • In December 2018, she got her own emote in one of the popular game, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds alongside a music video.
  • She is Best Friends with female Twitch Streamer Pokimane.[citation needed]
  • She stopped using her outro song in 2019, possibly because she updated her ending outro to a longer one. [citation needed]


  • If you did, make sure to hit that like button IN THE FACE!
  • That's all for today, I hope you guys enjoyed this video, if you did then make sure to hit that like button in the FACE, and make sure you turn on notifications, click click, and subscribe to join the Wolf Pack, AWWWOOOOO I love you guys so much, thanks for watching, bye guys! (Lia's outro)
  • That's illegal!
  • Wham, bam, yes ma'am!
  • Hello friends! It's me, your favorite French YouTuber! (When wearing a beret)
  • Hello friends! It's me, your favorite messy-hair YouTuber!
  • Yeetus to the fetus!
  • Stuck like a duck with no luck.
  • Mmm, Chonky like a Monkey
  • What's up, guys? (Old Intro)
  • Whats up, guys? It's Sunday today, that means another episode of Ask Wolf, where you guys ask me questions and I answer them in this video, Every Single Sunday! Every Single Sunday! Every Single, Every Single Sunday! (Ask Wolf Intro)
  • Weow!
  • I like food & anime (Instagram Description)
  • Relatable!
  • Mmm, Good Soup
  • Snug as a Bug in a Rug!
  • If it fits, it ships!
  • We love and this household!
  • No need to say Girl Gamer, it's just Gamer. (Dhar Mann Collab)
  • Lump of a doggy (To Luna)
  • Hello friends it your favourite messy hair YouTuber!

Channel milestones

Note: The following dates are according to Social Blade. Dates may vary by one or two days due to differences in time zones.

Subscriber milestones

  • 1 million subscribers: January 9, 2015
  • 2 million subscribers: December 18, 2015
  • 3 million subscribers: June 29, 2016
  • 4 million subscribers: December 3, 2016
  • 5 million subscribers: April 18, 2017
  • 6 million subscribers: July 19, 2017
  • 7 million subscribers: December 17, 2017
  • 8 million subscribers: March 3, 2018
  • 9 million subscribers: May 19, 2018
  • 10 million subscribers: July 4, 2018
  • 11 million subscribers: August 7, 2018
  • 12 million subscribers: October 3, 2018
  • 13 million subscribers: November 24, 2018
  • 14 million subscribers: January 28, 2019
  • 15 million subscribers: March 30, 2019
  • 16 million subscribers: July 1, 2019
  • 17 million subscribers: September 21, 2019
  • 18 million subscribers: January 25, 2020
  • 19 million subscribers: April 5, 2020
  • 20 million subscribers: May 27, 2020
  • 21 million subscribers: July 18, 2020
  • 22 million subscribers: September 10, 2020
  • 23 million subscribers: November 1, 2020
  • 24 million subscribers: December 26, 2020
  • 25 million subscribers: February 3, 2021
  • 26 million subscribers: March 6, 2021
  • 27 million subscribers: April 24, 2021
  • 28 million subscribers: June 16, 2021
  • 29 million subscribers: August 15, 2021
  • 30 million subscribers: November 2, 2021
  • 31 million subscribers: February 7, 2022

Video view milestones

  • 1 billion views: September 25, 2017
  • 2 billion views: June 19, 2018
  • 3 billion views: December 15, 2018
  • 4 billion views: July 13, 2019
  • 5 billion views: February 7, 2020
  • 6 billion views: May 16, 2020
  • 7 billion views: July 21, 2020
  • 8 billion views: September 19, 2020
  • 9 billion views: November 22, 2020
  • 10 billion views: January 15, 2021
  • 11 billion views: March 5, 2021
  • 12 billion views: April 20, 2021
  • 13 billion views: June 6, 2021
  • 14 billion views: July 20, 2021
  • 15 billion views: September 2, 2021
  • 16 billion views: October 24, 2021