Kaelia Posey Wiki, Height, Age, Death, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

Kaelia Posey (2006–2022) was an American actor and model who committed suicide on May 2, 2022. She is popularly known as the ‘Grinning Girl’ in her viral gif from the American reality television series ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ (2012). ,


Kaelia Posey was born on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 (age 16 at the time of death) in Washington, United States. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Kailea Posey's childhood photo

Kailea Posey’s childhood photo

As of 2022, she was pursuing her studies at Linden High School in Washington, USA. In an interview, she shared that she wanted to study aviation and become a commercial pilot.

Physical Appearance

Height (Approx): 5′ 5″

Weight (Approx): 55 kg

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye color: Hazel green

Body Measurements (Approx): 36-28-34

Callia Posey


parents and siblings

His stepfather, Steve Gatterman, is a football coach, and his mother, Marcy Posey Gatterman, is a flight attendant. He had two brothers named Kyle Dale and Kai (American football player). He had a half-brother named Dane.

Kaelia Posey's mother and stepfather

Kaelia Posey’s mother and stepfather

Childhood photo of Kaelia Posey with her family

Childhood photo of Kaelia Posey with her family

Calia Posey and her brother Kai

Calia Posey and her brother Kai

Kaelia Posey's Parents and Stepbrothers

Kaelia Posey’s Parents and Stepbrothers


At the age of 5, Callia made her debut as a contestant on the American TV reality show ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ (2012). Her GIF of the ‘smiling girl’ from the TV show became very popular on social media.

Dolber Frock Laughing girl in GIF is no more - Kaelia Posey, the smiling girl in the famous GIF, dies at the age of 16, family shares emotional post

She went on to participate in several other beauty pageants such as ‘Noti/Soti Buddy’ and ‘Mega Ultimate Grand Supreme’.

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Kaelia Posey wins Mega Grand Supreme title

Kaelia Posey wins Mega Grand Supreme title

She starred in the American horror film ‘Ellie’ (2019) in which she played the role of Agnes Thorne.

Eli (2019) movie poster

Eli (2019) movie poster

She competed in the Miss Washington Teen USA (2022) beauty pageant, which was held at the Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center in Renton, Washington. In the pageant, she won the title of Miss Linden Teen US and was second runner-up.


On May 2, 2022, he committed suicide and his body was found in Birch Bay State Park, Washington. Kailea’s mother took to Facebook to share the news of his demise. she wrote,

I have neither words nor thoughts. A beautiful girl is gone. Please give us privacy as we mourn Kaelia’s passing. My baby forever.”

Facts/General Knowledge

  • Callea was an abortionist and performed with the American entertainment company Cirque du Soleil.
    Kaelia Posey during her deformity class

    Kaelia Posey during her deformity class

  • As a child, she was featured in a print advertisement for the soft drink brand Fanta.
    Kaelia Posey in a print ad for Fanta

    Kaelia Posey in a print ad for Fanta

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