Christine Riccio is a YouTuber, blogger, and cosplayer from the United States who is well known for her two YouTube channels. Christine Riccio is a storyteller and book lover who runs the YouTube channels polandbananas20 and polandbananasBOOKS.
Childhood and Early Years
Christine Riccio turned 30 on August 4, 1990, the date of her birth. She is from Montville, New Jersey, in the United States. She graduated from Boston University with a degree in film and television. Except for the fact that her father operates a copier-fax machine firm, nothing else is known about her family. She also has a younger sister named Olivia and a sibling named Paul. They’ve both been seen in her updates.
On March 29, 2006, Riccio, also known as Xtinemay, launched her first YouTube channel, PolandBananas20. The channel was created with the aim of hosting vlogs, dance videos, and other amusing videos. To protect her true identity from cyber stalkers, she created the moniker “PolandBananas” based on the Poland Springs distilled drinking water and the fruit banana. The first video on the channel was a vlog featuring her niece, Olivia, called “Backhandspring Failure.”
She then followed up with dance videos such as ‘Lady Gaga – Poker Face’ and ‘Battlefield Music Video.’ Her comic appearances in the videos “Love Me – Justine Bieber” and “Lady Gaga – Telephone Dance” garnered her a large number of viewers in 2009. Then came the release of ‘Forever And Always – Taylor Swift Music Video,’ which became the first video on her channel to surpass 245k views, resulting in a massive increase in her subscriber base.
Then, on her channel ‘PolandBananas20,’ she began analyzing books and debating plot points. Her reviews of Cassandra Clare’s young-adult series “The Shadowhunter Chronicles” attracted an entirely different audience. Her passion for books, coupled with the strong popularity of her book reviews and discussions, contributed to the launch of her second channel, PolandBananasBooks, on June 5, 2010.
On her first page, she started to upload vlogs, dance updates, and humorous skits. Furthermore, she began starring her brother, sister, and friends in videos such as ‘Siblings / The Sequel’ and ‘Baking With Christine & Katie | Pieing for 100,000,’ which only added to her growing success.
Furthermore, the launch of ‘PolandBananasBooks’ was a watershed moment in her social networking career. Her first video, titled “The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer: Booktalk With Xtinemay,” has over 30K views. Her book discussions, which mostly focused on young-adult literature, began to attract an increasing number of opinions.
This was mainly attributed to her lighthearted and sometimes comedic style of delivery. Moreover, as a child, she was able to attract a large number of viewers her generation. In her ‘booktalk with Xtinemay’ series and satirical videos like ‘Harry Potter Nerd Off With Brizzy Voices & Tessa Netting | Xtinemay’ and ‘The Noob’s Guide To Contemporary Reads,’ she continues to discuss books and inspire fans to become readers.
Many people blame her for founding the YouTube book club “Booksplosion” with YouTubers JesseTheReader and Katytastic, which is credited with starting a book revolution on YouTube. Christine is beyond a doubt one of YouTube’s most influential BookTubers, and her success is only growing.
Christine has often dabbled in the world of fiction. Her first post, a retelling of fairy tales from the perspective of the villain, was included in the young-adult anthology ‘Because You Want To Hate Me.’ In 2016, she began writing her own book around the same time. Finally, on August 7, 2018, it was revealed that the book will be out on May 21, 2019.
The debut book, named ‘Again, But Better,’ is a coming-of-age tale about Shane, a young woman who seeks peace in her life through confidence and a dash of magic. Furthermore, Ford chose her to be a Fiesta Movement Agent. Ford pays for her petrol, taxes, and other expenses as she is driving around in a 2014 Ford Fiesta.
In terms of her personal life, she is dating a very attractive guy. She often shares pictures of them on her Instagram profile. However, she has yet to reveal his identity. She has, however, wished him a happy Valentine’s Day by sharing their stunning picture. She also wished her boyfriend on April 3, 2020, with the caption:
“TODAY MY CHARMING, WONDERFUL, AND HANDSOME BOYF IS 30 YEARS OLD.” THE Big 3-0. Since we are unable to go, he is throwing a party on Animal Crossing, for which I baked a cake and we completed a Harry Potter puzzle. It’s been a delightfully relaxing time! Juan, have a wonderful birthday!!! I’m hoping that this fourth decade of adulthood is the greatest yet.”They are having a wonderful time together. She continues to promote him on her social media pages.
Riccio’s body is in fine shape. She has a wonderful and appealing personality. She hasn’t revealed any more about her body dimensions. She does, though, have a tall stature and weight that complements her body type perfectly. She still has brown hair and large hazel eyes.
Net Worth and Social Network
Her Twitter account, @xtineMAY, has over 72.4K followers. Her Instagram channel, @xtinemay, has amassed over 153K fans. Similarly, her YouTube channel, ‘polandbananasBOOKS,’ has over 409K viewers. Her Instagram account, ‘polandbananas20,’ has over 101K followers.This incredible personality undoubtedly earns a substantial sum of income. Her net worth is projected to be between $1 million and $5 million.
|Full Name:||Christine Riccio|
|Born Date:||04 Aug, 1990|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries|
|Profession:||YouTuber, author, BookTuber, cosplayer|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
|Birth Place||Montville, New Jersey|
|Siblings||two (sister: Olivia and brother: Paul)|
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|Youtube||Christine Riccio Youtube|
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|Personal Web||Christine Riccio Personal Web|