Beyonce was right when she professed that girls run the world. The long awaited time for feminism is finally here, and females all over the globe are taking it in their stride. It’s very true 2016 has been a great year for YouTubers, especially those female vloggers. From book deals, to tv documentaries and #Zoella’s very own Twitter hashflag, things are getting exciting!
1. Kicking things off first, we have Zoe Sugg of course.
British YouTube personality Zoe Sugg reached stardom after her channel amounts to over 10 million subscribers since it’s birth in 2009. She is currently in the process of having her third book published, and in collaboration with this she was assigned her very own hashtag, or hashflag as it now seems to be called on Twitter.
2. Next we have Gracie Francesca, dubbed as “the internet’s big sister”.
After her channel launched in 2011, Grace’s success has been ever-expanding. From setting up a mental health foundation, she has also taken on a few opportunities on television to spread her positive message. Showing tonight on BBC3 at 4pm in a new documentary, Grace teams up with a bunch of healthy food gurus and nutritionists to explore healthy eating and expose the secrets it comes with.
3. Michelle Phan
The first person to reach one billion lifetime views on YouTube, Michelle is a vlogger who can recreate famous looks using make up. Starting her channel back in 2007, Michelle posts make up tutorials and DIYs as well as launching her own multi-channel network FAWN, with YouTube. She has also previously worked with Lancome, L’Oreal and launched a talent network in partnership with Endemic Beyond USA.
4. Bethany Mota
This adorable American YouTuber is all about fashion and beauty. Starting her channel at the age of 13 years old, Bethany now has over 10 million YouTube subscribers, as well as, a total of 9 million followers across both Instagram and Twitter. Her fans are known as “motavators” and their loyal following has led to Bethany’s contract designing for a number of collections with Aeropostale AND her own mobile app game with Play Hollywood.
5. Sprinkle of Glitter
Meet Louise Pentland, who started her channel in 2010. With a blog following of over 160,000 followers, it is no surprise that her YouTube channel is following suit with 2.4 million followers. Following a series of Q&A sessions she has been able to take her own stage show LouiseLIVE on tour around the UK., as well as interviewing former Labour party leader Ed Miliband in 2015. Following this she has joined a long list of YouTubers who have released their own books. All this alongside having a 4-year-old daughter, you go girl!
6. Niomi Smart
Last but certainly not least we have Niomi! With just over 1.6 subscribers on YouTube, she utilises her platform to showcase style, beauty and healthy eating videos. Following this success, Niomi is in the process of releasing her book: Eat Smart, which will be available in September 2016. Yay!
Let us know what you think about these female YouTubers or any others you think are set to take on the world! Also don’t forget to check out this weeks SLAY or NAY!