YouTube is such an indelible part of our lives in this era of technology and dependence on social media, it's almost impossible to imagine - or for some of us, remember - how we managed to keep ourselves occcupied in very mundane, idle activities like sitting in an FX or waiting for your name to be called in line.
YouTube is a ways away from its humble beginnings as a video-sharing website; in fact, it's gone on to start careers for people like Justin Bieber or Carly Rae Jepsen. YouTube has become its own platform with its own style, and we're here to give you our top 5 picks for YouTube celebrities you should be following!
1. Lloyd Cafe Cadena
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Let's start with our very own Filipino YouTube stars, shall we? Lloyd Cafe Cadena or LCLearns is famous amongst Pinoys for his various tutorial videos dealing with matters like "How To Have Fun In The Summer" or "How To Move On From A Break-up". His flamboyant, over-the-top personality and high-speed rambling make for a very funny video experience that makes you watch each of his videos from start to end. Nakakalurky siya!
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HappySlip was born when Filipino-American Christine Gambito stumbled upon YouTube as a means for comedy vlogging. She writes, produces, records, and stars as herself and her various family members in their strange, very Pinoy shenanigans! The name "HappySlip" in fact, came from how she grew up thinking the garment "half-slip" was pronounced hap-islip because of her mother. Christine's lighthearted comedy is fun and relatable, and everyone in the family can watch!
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Ryan Higa is a longstanding member of the YouTube community known for his brand of comedy that runs on a very short attention span. He has been making creative content on YouTube for at least 10 years! Each video is a testament to the success of his very unique sense of humor which makes him talking about anything from fashion, to pop culture, to music, social media - anything under the sun - downright funny! Get ready to roll on the floor laughing!
4. Tyler Oakley
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Tyler Oakley is virtually a YouTube mogul, so much so that when you think of YouTube, you think of him. Tyler Oakley is a vlogger whose adorable personality and witty sense of humor have made him successful in cyber-Hollywood. Since his massive success, he has gone on to write a book, become an ambassador for LGBT rights on various youth activist platforms, and has even appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon! He is currently competing on The Amazing Race.
5. Miranda Sings
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We had to save this one for last - Miranda Sings is a character played by Colleen Ballinger-Evans as a parody of YouTubers who claim to be talented and successful but are the complete opposite. Miranda lives with her mom and her uncle, and is supposedly very famous, talented, and successful that she is "known as the voice coach of Ariana Grande and 5th Harmony." She posts covers of hit songs, tutorials on how to be a model or sing like Beyonce, or even vlogs about her strange, sometimes scary concept of fun. Miranda and her videos are comedy gold!
Are there any other YouTubers you'd want to add to this list? Tell us in the comments!