Who is Fiona Nova?
Fiona Nova was born on 21 July 1996, in Genoa, Italy, and is a cosplayer as well as a YouTube personality, best known for gaining fame through her appearances in popular conventions such as KatsuCon, and the New York Comic Con. She has cosplayed popular characters from video game franchises such as “League of Legends”, “Overwatch”, “Street Fighter”, and “Persona”.
The Wealth of Fiona Nova
How rich is Fiona Nova? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $100,000, earned through success in her various endeavors. Aside from her cosplaying projects, she also has a strong presence online through a personal account on Twitch, and work on YouTube alongside Rooster Teeth. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Fiona is of Bangui descent from her mother’s side, an area within Central Africa and is of Italian descent from her father. She spent her first five years in Italy before her family decided to move to France. She then spent another five years in the country, before her family decided to settle in New York City.
She attended The French High School of New York, which is an independent bilingual French school located in Manhattan, New York. It follows a French curriculum but also American studies for students, to matriculate with an American High School Diploma. She then took up a music theatre degree from TADA! Youth Theater, a company based in New York City which runs programs for young adults and children. They offer work in production while also teaching arts education programs. Numerous participants of TADA have gone on to become stars in their own right, including Jordan Peele, Ricki Lake, and Azelia Banks.
While Nova was growing up, she developed a strong passion towards video gaming, and one of the first games that she played a lot was “The Legend of Zelda”. Her interest in cosplaying began after she made her first trip to the New York Comic Con (NYCC), an annual fan convention dedicated to film, television, anime, toys, comics, graphic novels, video games, and cosplay. The event has been running since 2006, and is known to have partnered with several companies such as Anime Expo. It is the largest comic book convention in North America, boasting over 150,000 attendees.
Cosplay is short for costume play, a performance art in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character. This character is often taken from anime, comic books, cartoons, manga, television shows, films, and video games. The dramatic interpretation of a cosplayer may differ and it is not unusual to see variants of the character such as a gender switched version. The practice began in the 1990s in Japan and has since spread around the world, and fan conventions dedicated to cosplay have also been created.
In between her preparation for cosplay events, Fiona interacts with her fan base and gains additional income through streaming on the platform Twitch. She uses the platform to cater to her passion in video gaming, and has played a variety of games on stream. She mentions that she enjoys first person shooters, and in recent months has been playing a lot of the game “Apex Legends”, a free to play battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment. It was inspired by a variety of video games including Respawn’s “Titanfall”, battle royale games, class based shooters, and many more.
— Fiona Nova (@FionaNova) July 11, 2019
Aside from her Twitch endeavors, Fiona also joined the cast of the YouTube show called “Achievement Hunter”, one of the main features of Rooster Teeth. She becomes the youngest cast member of the show, in which the hosts try to demonstrate how to gain gaming achievements. They also showcase tutorials on finding easter eggs in video games; she joined the show sometime in early-2019, becoming one of many hosts in the show, joining Matt Bragg, Trevor Collins, Lindsay Jones and Alfredo Diaz, to name a few.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, not much is known in terms of any of Nova’s romantic relationships. She has not talked about this aspect of her life, and many believe that she is single, likely focused on her career as she is still at a young age. Aside from her love of video games and cosplay, she is known for changing her hair color often. She has tried numerous hair colors from platinum blonde, green, dark brown, red, and magenta. She has even done a mix of those colors, while also sporting different hairstyles.
Similar to numerous cosplayers and online personalities, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. On Instagram she has over 119,000 followers, and uses the platform to post personal photos, including her wearing different outfits or costumes matching her recent cosplay endeavors. She also promotes her projects with Rooster Teeth, including recently promoting merchandise for the company. Another platform she is very active on is Twitter on which she has over 60,000 followers, posting a lot of photos on the website while also giving updates on recent events she’s been on.