Arzaylea Rodriguez (born October 19, 1994) is American social media influencer of Puerto Rican descent. Born and raised in New York City, she later moved to Austin, Texas in her adolescence years where she completed her high school diploma. Having traveled back and forth between Austin, TX and Los Angeles for many years, she eventually settled in Los Angeles circa August 2015. She is recognized as the ex-girlfriend of 5 Seconds of Summer's Luke Hemmings (2015 - 2017) and the late rapper Lil Peep (2017). She has three siblings, two brothers and one sister.
Arzaylea has been involved in music industry since she was very young. Her father’s job has allowed her to attend variety of music festivals and concerts and make connection with various artists and musicians. Despite having her family roots in music, she decided to pursue modelling/cosmetology instead. According to her interview with Nordstorm, Arzaylea won “The Most Photogenic Baby in New York 1996” which led her to model for BabyGap. Earlier photos archive revealed that She modelled for Young and Reckless when she was a teenager as well as other small modelling gigs. Following her high school graduation, she attended a cosmetology school, Aveda Institute, in Austin, TX.
Arzaylea has partnered with various companies such as Lovesac, Pretty Little Things, Nasty Gal, Fashion Nova, True Religion Jeans, Boohoo, and SugarBearHair, among others. As of March 2017, She joined a division of Galore Media, known as the Kitten Agency - a platform where influencers team up with businesses to create marketing campaigns. Later, in June 2017, she was scouted by a modelling agency, Wilhelmina for their Los Angeles division. Following the tragic death of rapper Lil Peep, his grandmother accused her (and his group of friends) of profiting from his passing, as Arzaylea attempted to open several pop-up shops selling Lil Peep merchandise while claiming proceeds would be sent to Peep's family. She was never given permission to use his likeness, and kept all of the money to herself.