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Celeb Spellcheck’s identity ‘could be exposed any day now

A group of disgruntled Instagram models working together to uncover the identity of the woman behind an anonymous ‘snark’ account have whittled down their suspect list to two people.

The influencers are convinced they’ve worked out who is behind Celeb Spellcheck – a profile dedicated to spreading gossip and correcting spelling – after piecing together clues the account’s administrator has shared online.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the social media stars believe the key suspects are two Melbourne-based publicists from the Mornington Peninsula.

Closing in! A group of disgruntled Instagram models working together to uncover the identity of the woman behind an anonymous ‘snark’ account have whittled down their suspect list to two people. Pictured: Rozalia Russian, one of the influencers trying to out Celeb Spellcheck

One of the women is dating a former AFL star, while the other is close pals with a contestant from Australia’s Next Top Model.

Celeb Spellcheck’s identity was apparently the main topic of conversation at a ritzy pre-Australian Open event hosted by Piper-Heidsieck in Melbourne on Thursday.

But while the influencers believe they’re close to finding the truth, the account’s administrator told Daily Mail Australia she isn’t either of the suspects.

She clarified the account is only run by one person, and also revealed she isn’t a publicist – although she does work in the media. 

Not true: But while the influencers believe they've found the identity, the account administrator herself has insisted to Daily Mail Australia that this is not the case

Not true: But while the influencers believe they’ve found the identity, the account administrator herself has insisted to Daily Mail Australia that this is not the case 

Celeb Spellcheck explained 

Celeb Spellcheck began a few years ago as an account making fun of Instagram models’ poor spelling, but has since become a platform for holding influencers to account for their lies and irresponsible behaviour.

The profile is also a hub for user-submitted gossip about influencers.

Celeb Spellcheck has attracted criticism in recent months, with the likes of Skye Wheatley and Tayla Damir accusing the page of ‘bullying’.

Mystery: 'She went below the belt at times when the page wasn't about bad spelling anymore,' Rozalia told fans on Instagram. 'I know a few people who have figured out who she is...'

Mystery: ‘She went below the belt at times when the page wasn’t about bad spelling anymore,’ Rozalia told fans on Instagram. ‘I know a few people who have figured out who she is…’

It comes after Rozalia Russian, the ballerina-turned-socialite who is married to nightclub owner Nick Russian, revealed last month she was aware of a ‘few people’ who claim to know Celeb Spellcheck’s real name. 

When asked for her thoughts on the account, Rozalia – who was one of the guests at the Piper-Heidsieck dinner last week – told fans on Instagram: ‘Most of it’s funny. I have the worst spelling so I have been on there and had a laugh.

‘Thought she went a bit below the belt at times when the page wasn’t about bad spelling anymore. I know a few people who have figured out who she is…’

Daily Mail Australia understands the influencers identified a woman they believed was behind Celeb Spellcheck based on her job title, age and fondness for amaretto sours, which the admin said last year was her favourite cocktail.

At the time, Celeb Spellcheck claimed she was aware some people were trying to ‘out’ her, but insisted the person they’d identified was the wrong woman.

When asked about Rozalia’s post, the anonymous admin said in an Instagram Q&A on January 11: ‘I think I know what she’s talking about.

‘A few months ago, I know there were rumours going around about my identity (my age, occupation, location and favourite cocktail apparently matched this person) and I got DMs saying, “We know it’s you. I’ll be telling your employer.”

‘I obviously let the girl in question know what was going on. So I think she [Rozalia] thinks I’m someone else.’

'Rozalia thinks I'm someone else': For her part, Celeb Spellcheck claims she is aware some people are trying to 'out' her, but insists the person they have identified is the wrong woman

‘Rozalia thinks I’m someone else’: For her part, Celeb Spellcheck claims she is aware some people are trying to ‘out’ her, but insists the person they have identified is the wrong woman

Hitting back: The account has attracted criticism, with the likes of Skye Wheatley and Tayla Damir (pictured) accusing the admin of 'bullying' them by correcting their spelling

Hitting back: The account has attracted criticism, with the likes of Skye Wheatley and Tayla Damir (pictured) accusing the admin of ‘bullying’ them by correcting their spelling

Who is Celeb Spellcheck? 

The Celeb Spellcheck admin has never revealed her name, but has offered bits of biographical information in her weekly Q&As, including that she is

  • a woman in her late twenties (she turned 28 in December)
  • works full-time in PR/media – but is not a publicist
  • hails from the Mornington Peninsula but now lives in Melbourne’s south-east
  • is in a long-term relationship 
  • her boyfriend and ‘three or four friends’ know she’s Celeb Spellcheck
  • isn’t friends with influencers and gets her gossip from followers 

Celeb Spellcheck began a few years ago as an account making fun of poor spelling on sponsored Instagram posts, but has since become a platform for holding influencers to account for their lies and irresponsible behaviour.

The profile is also a hub for user-submitted gossip, with one notable example being the claim a high-profile couple from Victoria is on the verge of divorcing.

Celeb Spellcheck has attracted criticism in recent months, with the likes of Skye Wheatley and Tayla Damir accusing the page of ‘bullying’ them by correcting their spelling.

The admin has denied bullying the influencers she features on the account, saying: ‘This page is meant to be lighthearted and fun. I have definitely posted things in the past that I’m not proud of, but I do try to never cross the line.’

The account previously made headlines when it shared a screenshot of model Elyse Knowles misspelling ‘voilà’ as ‘wallah’. The gaffe went viral in December when it was picked up by U.S. social media sensation Joshua Ostrovsky, a.k.a. The Fat Jewish.

'Wallah': The account previously made headlines when it shared this screenshot of model Elyse Knowles misspelling 'voilà' as 'wallah'. The gaffe went viral in December when it was picked up by U.S. social media sensation Joshua Ostrovsky, a.k.a. The Fat Jewish

‘Wallah’: The account previously made headlines when it shared this screenshot of model Elyse Knowles misspelling ‘voilà’ as ‘wallah’. The gaffe went viral in December when it was picked up by U.S. social media sensation Joshua Ostrovsky, a.k.a. The Fat Jewish




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