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6 Fascinating Facts About Emma Chamberlain — The Teen YouTuber Captivating Gen-Z

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6 Fascinating Facts About Emma Chamberlain — The Teen YouTuber Captivating Gen-Z

At 18, Emma Chamberlain seems to be taking the world by storm through her groundbreaking stats and reach on her social media platforms. She has more than 8.5 million subscribers to her YouTube channel which is remarkable considering her first video was posted in just 2017. She has more than 8 million followers on Instagram.

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What makes Emma Chamberlain so groundbreaking, you may ask? Well, she’s changing the game social media by actually being relatable and giving viewers a raw, unfiltered, and laid back view into her life as opposed to other famed social media influencers who spend a fortune on perfecting their Instagram photos, makeup, hair, set up, etc. Chamberlain’s videos include travel, fashion, lifestyle, beauty, and DIY projects.

Each one of her videos has racked millions of views — with her collab video with James Charles and the Dollan Twins standing at 28 million views as of this writing. Speaking of collabs, she’s also made videos with other popular YouTubers including Tana Mongeau, Jojo Siwa, and even the controversial Olivia Jade.

Who is Emma Chamberlain? Meet the 18-year-old sensation and find out how she became a star overnight.

1. She Has Her Own Clothing Line

In July 2018, Chamberlain launched her first clothing line called 'High Key by Emma,' made exclusive to the app Dote. "My idea for this was just making all of my favorite closet basics," Chamberlain tells Fashionista. "You can't go wrong with any of these pieces — and they're all things that I wear. I wanted it to be all of my staples in one place."

The line sold out within two hours during its presale and included scrunchies ($6.50), tanks ($28), a yellow denim jacket ($56) and a teddy fur jacket ($64) named "Poopy" by Chamberlain's fans

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2. She Spends Up To 30 Hours Editing Just One Video!

Although Chamberlain’s videos may look casual, she actually dedicates a ton of time into them. She reportedly spends 20 to 30 hours editing each video by herself. “I’ve cried multiple times after posting a video,” she told W. “So much work goes into each video that I don’t know how I’m still alive.” 


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3. Her Family Struggled Financially

Despite her almost overnight rise to fame, Chamberlain admitted that her family had financial struggles growing up in the San Francisco Bay area and that it was difficult. “There were times when we couldn’t even go to the movies when I was a kid because there wasn’t enough money,” Chamberlin remembered. “And my dad is an artist, and he got sick for a little bit and couldn’t paint, so there were hard times for our family. And he’s doing great now. But having no money at certain points was weird. I’ve always been the one who struggled financially, so now it’s so cool that I can make my own money and do whatever I want with it.”

4. She Knew She Was Going To Make A Career Out Of Her Personality

Chamberlain knew she was meant to do something great that allowed her to be her fun-spirited and quirky self, she just wasn’t sure exactly what it was at the time. "I always had an outgoing personality. That was the one thing that I was known for," Chamberlain said. "When I was younger I had a gut feeling that I was going to use my personality in some way, but I didn't know how."


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5. She Dropped Out Of High School To Do Youtube Full Time

After her first viral video, Chamberlain became an almost overnight sensation and made the decision to pursue Youtube as a full-time gig. Before her junior year of high school, Chamberlain told Forbes she got an agent and then dropped out of high school to pursue her channel. 

6. She Was One Of 'Time Magazine's' Most Influential People On The Internet

Time Magazine included Chamberlain on its fifth annual list of The 25 Most Influential People On The Internet this year. Other influencers included Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Donald Trump. 

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Elizabeth Ward is a writing student finishing her bachelor’s at the University of Louisville. She covers news, entertainment, relationships and everything in between.