Jesse Camp must be very popular among the MTV watching teens in the late 1990s. After winning MTV’s Wanna Be VJ contest in 1998, he made an impression and you probably have a pretty good idea about him if you were an MTV fan by then.
However, there are so many things about Camp that you never knew. After some research on the former MTV presenter affairs, we gathered the following facts that will shock you.
Jesse Camp Bio: Age, Early Life, Parents
Josiah A. Camp III popularly known as Jesse Camp was born on 4th November 1979 in Granby Connecticut. His mother Henriette Camp and his father both worked in the education field. The mother was a principal at elementary school while the father was the chairman of the humanity department at the University of Hartford.
Jesse Camp Education Details
He attended his eighth grade in a public school in Granby before receiving a scholarship to a New England Boarding School (Loomis Chaffee) where he graduated in 1997.
Jesse Camp Body Measurements
He grew to be a rather tall guy standing 6 feet & 4 inches (1.9 meters). He revealed while speaking to Entertainment Weekly that at one point, he was at a crossroad with his parents after informing them about his decision to pursue music.
I had a rough time with my parents because they really didn’t understand me. They got frustrated and took their own anger and hostility to an unbearable level
Despite the misunderstanding, he was ever in touch with them even after moving to California to pursue his music career. His sister confirmed it in her police report after he (Jesse) was thought to have gone missing. According to his sister’s report to the Riverside police department, it is not Jesse’s nature to be silent with the family for a week.
However, police later confirmed that he wasn’t missing and there was nothing suspicious about his disappearance. On their Twitter account, the investigators posted, “he was called by a law enforcement agency a while ago and he is not in need of any assistance. The family has been informed and no further information will be released.”
Jesse Camp Dating History, Marriage Details And Wife
Jesse, just like many other celebs out there, rarely shared updates on his personal life. to date, no substantial information about his marital status and many of his fans are going with the belief that he is still single.
He is known to have dated Shaylin in 2016 and the couples were very transparent about their relationship. Many a time, he shared their romantic pictures on Instagram, something that stopped just before the year could end.
Previously, he was rumored to be dating Courtney Love in 1998, but there is no substantial evidence to confirm this. With that being said, the singer is not married and doesn’t have children. Should any information about his current love affairs sprout, we shall update,
Jesse Camp Career Details
Jesse Camp sprouted to fame when he beat professional pop culture jankie Dave Holmes to become the winner of MTV’s Wanna Be a VJ contest in 1998. He later became very popular with MTV’s youthful viewers and took advantage of his growing popularity to produce his first album.
A year after winning the award, he managed to bring together former members of the band Vixen, Dogs D’Amour, and LSD to form a group called the 8th Street Kidz. he immediately released the LP Jesse & the 8th Street Kidz the same year.
In his own confession, the debut was a complete commercial failure.
I thought I could do it until the week my album sold like, nothing!
However, his album, Jesse & The 8th Street Kidz never sold as he expected. He managed to sell 10,805 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (via Rolling Stone).
Jesse Camp Net Worth
Even though Jesse & The 8th Street Kidz failed to take off, Nielsen SoundScan (via Rolling Stone) confirmed they managed to sell 10,808 copies. He also worked as a video jockey and featured in films such as Crossroads and Harmontown as well.
Besides carried home $25,000 after winning the reality show, so he must have made a lot of money during his time. However, his salary and net worth have never been disclosed to date.
Where Is Jesse Camp Now?
Jesse’s taste is out of sync with time and he doesn’t have something of a revival these days. He is associated with a specific moment in pop culture and it is hard to become relevant again. For that reason, it is hard to hear about him now and we can only assume he is living a happy life with his family.