Welcome back to another edition of YouTuber of the Week. From rising stars to long-time celebrated vloggers, we aim to share with you the very best creators that the internet has to offer. Last time we gave the beautiful MissRemiAshten the title. However, this week we’re crowning the incredibly fabulous Tyler Oakley!
Who is Tyler Oakley?
Tyler Oakley is an American YouTuber, podcast personality, author and activist. He joined the video sharing platform on September 18 2007, which means that he recently celebrated TEN YEARS of being on YouTube! With a strong following of almost 7.9 million subscribers, his videos have been viewed over 637 million times.
As well as being a successful YouTuber, his influence has grown beyond the video sharing platform. Tyler is a social advocate who is not afraid to share his beliefs and help to make a change in the world. A long-time supporter of The Trevor Project, a suicide hotline and organization for gay youth, Tyler has raised over one million dollars for the organisation.
Additionally, over the years he has written a best selling memoir called Binge, released a documentary called Snervous, created his own glasses line with Warby Parker, toured across the world, hosted his own talk show on Ellen DeGeneres’ digital network and so much more.
Why should you watch Tyler Oakley’s videos?
If you love content which is guaranteed to make you belly laugh, then Tyler Oakley is the YouTuber for you. His comedic vlog-style videos cover all sorts of topics, from Q and Slay videos to fun challenges. Tyler also regularly collaborates with a whole host of other YouTubers including Miranda Sings, Mamrie and Hannah Hart, Connor Franta, Troye Sivan, Zoella, Caspar Lee and many more. As well as creating fun content, Tyler uses his platform to raise important issues and is recognised as being one of the leading youth voices in the LGBT community. He is honest in his videos and is a true inspiration to his millions of subscribers.
Five must watch Tyler Oakley videos
1. The Photobooth Challenge (ft. MirandaSings)
With over 13 million views, The Photobooth Challenge featuring Miranda Sings is Tyler’s most watched video. Watch as the pair laugh their way through several crazy filters which distort their faces!
2. How Mom Knew I Was Gay (ft. Queen Jackie)
Queen Jackie, aka Tyler’s mum, truly makes this Q and Slay video. From crocs to telling personal secrets, Tyler and Jackie are hilarious in this clip!
3. 5 Easy Self-Care Tips
Tyler shares five easy self-care tips in this video, something which we could all do with hearing at times. From stretching to talking to yourself like you are your own best friend, you are bound to take something useful from this video.
4. Frozen Extravaganza ft. Kristen Bell & Idina Menzel | The Tyler Oakley Show
Tyler has interviewed so many celebrities over the years, but this video with Frozen’s Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel is one of the funniest. Kristen showcases her incredible knowledge of character voices, whilst Idina confirms a rumour on the block about something that happens if she’s on stage for too long.
5. 10 Year Surprise Reaction
To celebrate his ten year YouTube anniversary, Tyler asked his manager Lisa to make a compilation of his videos from the past ten years. As he begins to react to the video, Tyler realises that Lisa has stitched him up in the best way possible. Cue heartwarming and happy greetings from a number of his YouTube friends and family!
Congratulations to Tyler Oakley, you are well and truly deserving of being CelebMix’s YouTuber of the Week. Your videos fully represent you as a person – a smiley bundle of energy, with a heart of gold. Thank you for being an inspirational voice who is never afraid to stand up for what you believe in.
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