YouTube crew add to number

Staff ReporterGeraldton Guardian
Elayna Carausu
Camera IconElayna Carausu Credit: @elayna.carausu/Instagram

A Geraldton-raised YouTube star and sailor has announced she is expecting her second child.

Elayna Carausu, 27, shared the news with her 400,000 Instagram followers on Wednesday, writing she was eager to see her one-year-old son Lennon be a big brother.

“We decided Lenny needed a little brother or sister to sail the seven seas with,” she wrote. “2021 is going to be a good year.”

Elayna Carausu with her son Lennon Foster, 13 months.
Camera IconElayna Carausu with her son Lennon Foster, 13 months. Credit: @elayna.carausu/Instagram

This will be Carausu’s second pregnancy at sea. In 2019 Carausu and partner Riley Whitelum made news when they sailed teen climate activist Greta Thunberg across the Atlantic Ocean to attend a United Nations meeting.

The Australian pair have spent seven years sailing the world on their yacht La Vagabonde, documenting their journey and amassing 1.5 million YouTube subscribers.

Carausu became an online sensation after she joined South Australian-raised Whitelum in 2014 when they fell in love in Greece.

Carausu with Lennon, Gretta Thunberg, Nikki Henderson and Whitelum.
Camera IconCarausu with Lennon, Gretta Thunberg, Nikki Henderson and Whitelum. Credit: @elayna.carausu/Instagram

They last tagged themselves on the Caribbean Island of Antigua at a photoshoot for Carausu’s soon-to-be -aunched not-for-profit ethical swimwear label, Vaga Bella Swim.

In 2019 she announced 50 per cent of the profits would be given to Effective Altruism which partners with other charities evaluated to be the most cost-effective and have evidence-based outcomes, while the other 50 per cent would be given to charities of her following’s choosing.

Vaga Bella Swim is ethically produced and made entirely of recycled fishing nets and plastics found in the ocean.

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