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Updated on 8 Apr 2020. Posted on 14 Jan 2020

27 Side-By-Sides Of YouTubers In Their First Vs. Last Video That Will Make You Gasp

RIP to all the emo fringes.

1. James Charles

James Charles / Via youtube.com, James Charles / Via youtube.com

First video: "Blue/Brown Serpent Makeup Tutorial | JCharles Beauty" — March 4, 2016

Latest video: "What REALLY Happened in 2019..." — Jan. 11, 2020

Current subscriber count: 16.6 million

2. Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie)

PewDiePie / Via youtube.com, PewDiePie / Via youtube.com

First video: "Minecraft Multiplayer Fun" — Oct. 3, 2010 (but Pewds doesn't show his face onscreen until early 2011)

Latest video: "Designs That Will Make You Mad" — Jan. 9, 2020

Current subscriber count: 102 million

3. Jeffree Star

Jeffree Star / Via youtube.com, Jeffree Star / Via youtube.com

First video: "Jeffree Star Speaking Just the Facts..." — April 16, 2009

Latest video: "We Broke Up" — Jan. 12, 2020

Current subscriber count: 17.2 million

4. Shane Dawson

@shanedawsonTV / Via youtube.com, @shane / Via youtube.com

First video: "Kermit the Frog & Me" — July 3, 2008 (although Shane's first-ever upload — which has since been hidden on his channel — is this video)

Latest video: "The Beautiful World of Shane Dawson" — Nov. 23, 2019

Current subscriber count: 23.1 million

5. Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal (Rhett & Link/Good Mythical Morning)

Rhett & Link / Via youtube.com, Good Mythical Morning / Via youtube.com

First video: "The Dam" — July 25, 2006 (uploaded to Rhett & Link's channel)

Latest video: "Top 5 Favourite Moments" — Dec. 27, 2019 (uploaded on Good Mythical Morning)

Current subscriber count: 16 million (on Good Mythical Morning)

6. Anthony Padilla

Smosh / Via youtube.com, Anthony Padilla / Via youtube.com

First video: "Power Rangers Theme" — Nov. 19, 2005 (uploaded to Smosh's channel)

Latest video: "I Spent a Day With BTS Army (K-Pop Idols)" — Jan. 8, 2020 (uploaded to Anthony's solo channel since he left Smosh in 2017)

Current subscriber count: 3.72 million

7. Ian Hecox (Smosh)

Smosh / Via youtube.com, Smosh / Via youtube.com

First video: "Power Ranges Theme" — Nov. 19, 2005

Latest video: "Literally No One:" — Dec. 30, 2019

Current subscriber count: 25 million

8. Nikkie de Jager (NikkieTutorials)

NikkieTutorials / Via youtube.com, NikkieTutorials / Via youtube.com

First video: "Makeup Tutorial; My First Official Look for YT" — June 30, 2008

Latest video: "Fiancé Does My Makeup in Dutch!!!" — Dec. 31, 2019

Current subscriber count: 12.4 million

9. Bunny Meyer (grav3yardgirl)

Grav3yardgirl / Via youtube.com, Grav3yardgirl / Via youtube.com

First video: "GIF Tutorial on a Mac: How to Make GIF Images for Your Tumblr Page" — Dec. 29, 2010

Latest video: "2019 Favourites! — Fashion, Makeup, Hair & ~MORE~" — Jan. 11, 2020

Current subscriber count: 8.45 million

10. Daniel Howell

Daniel Howell / Via youtube.com, Daniel Howell / Via youtube.com

First video: "Hello Internet" — Oct. 17, 2009

Latest video: "Basically, I'm Gay" — June 14, 2019

Current subscriber count: 6.53 million

11. Phil Lester (AmazingPhil)

AmazingPhil / Via youtube.com, AmazingPhil / Via youtube.com

First video: "Phil's Video Blog" — March 27, 2006

Latest video: "Trying to Follow a Festive Bob Ross Tutorial! (Gone Wrong)" — Dec. 23, 2019

Current subscriber count: 4.16 million

12. Philip DeFranco

Phillip De Franco / Via youtube.com, Phillip DeFranco / Via youtube.com

First video: "Top 10 'How to Get Out of an Argument'" — Dec. 28, 2006

Latest video: "UHOH! Camila Cabello's New Backlash & Controversy, YouTube Money 'Revealed', & Goodbye for a Bit..." — Dec. 20, 2019

Current subscriber count: 6.4 million

13. Tyler Oakley

Tyler Oakley / Via youtube.com, Tyler Oakley / Via youtube.com

First video: "Raindrops" — Oct. 2, 2007

Latest video: "My 2020 Celebrity Predictions (Trump, Taylor, Rihanna, Adele, Justine & More!)" — Jan. 8, 2020

Current subscriber count: 7.32 million

14. Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

Zoella / Via youtube.com, Zoella / Via youtube.com

First video: "60 Things in My Bedroom" — Dec. 18, 2009

Latest video: "Ultimate Pizza Taste Test With Mark | Zoella" — June 24, 2018

Current subscriber count: 11.5 million

15. Joe Sugg (ThatcherJoe)

ThatcherJoe / Via youtube.com, ThatcherJoe / Via youtube.com

First video: "An Introduction to 'ThatcherJoe'" — Aug. 8, 2012

Latest video: "We Have an Announcement" — June 28, 2019

Current subscriber count: 8 million

16. Alfie Deyes

Alfie Deyes / Via youtube.com, Alfie Deyes / Via youtube.com

First video: "Is Charlie Really So Cool Like?" — Aug. 3, 2009

Latest video: "Saying Yes to the Trip of a Lifetime" — Nov. 18, 2019

Current subscriber count: 5.02 million

17. Jaclyn Hill

Jaclyn Hill / Via youtube.com, Jaclyn Hill / Via youtube.com

First video: "Kim Kardashian Holiday Makeup Tutorial" — Dec. 4, 2011

Latest video: "Jaclyn Cosmetics Holiday Collection Reveal" — Nov. 15, 2019

Current subscriber count: 5.87 million

18. Joey Graceffa

Joey Graceffa / Via youtube.com, Joey Graceffa / Via youtube.com

First video: "18 Forever" — May 16, 2010

Latest video: "What I Got for Christmas 2019!" — Dec. 28, 2019

Current subscriber count: 9.37 million

19. JC Caylen

JC Caylen / Via youtube.com, KianAndJc / Via youtube.com

First video: "Drawn Music" — Sept. 22, 2010

Latest video: "The Reality House Season 2: Meet Our Contestants" — Jan. 11, 2020

Current subscriber count: 3.64 million (on KianAndJc)

20. Kian Lawley

superkian13 / Via youtube.com, KianAndJc / Via youtube.com

First video: "Alone" — Aug. 10, 2014 (this is definitely not the first video ever uploaded by Kian, but he's put all his earlier ones on private)

Latest video: "The Reality House Season 2: Meet Our Contestants" — Jan. 11, 2020

Current subscriber count: 3.64 million (on KianAndJc)

21. Connor Franta

ConnorFranta / Via youtube.com, ConnorFranta / Via youtube.com

First video: "A Harry Potter Birthday!!!" — Sept. 13, 2010

Latest video: "Leave These in 2019" — Jan. 14, 2020

Current subscriber count: 5.29 million

22. Lauren Riihimaki (LaurDIY)

LaurDIY / Via youtube.com, LaurDIY / Via youtube.com

First video: "How To: Underside Braid to Bun" — March 17, 2012

Latest video: "Painting a Big A$$ Wall Mural // Extreme Makeover Episode 2" — Jan. 12, 2020

Current subscriber count: 8.96 million

23. Lilly Singh

Lilly Singh / Via youtube.com, Lilly Singh / Via youtube.com

First video: "How to Tie a Side Turla Bhangra Pagh (Turban)" — Dec. 10, 2010

Latest video: "How to Properly Make a Vision Board (I've Had 3 Come True!)" — Jan. 5, 2020

Current subscriber count: 14.9 million

24. Jenna Marbles

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First video: "Charles Franklin Marbles Is a Sad, Sad Man" — Feb. 18, 2010

Latest video: "Giving Myself an E-Girl Makeover" — Jan. 9, 2020

Current subscriber count: 20.1 million

25. Tyler Blevins (Ninja)

Ninja / Via youtube.com, Ninja / Via youtube.com

First video: "First Video of Many" — Dec. 15, 2011

Latest video: "Solos Is Only for Tryhards!!" — Jan. 13, 2020

Current subscriber count: 22.3 million

26. Ethan and Grayson Dolan (the Dolan Twins)

Dolan Twins / Via youtube.com, Dolan Twins / Via youtube.com

First video: "The Blender Challenge" — July 13, 2014

Latest video: "Stuck Surviving in the Most Extreme Wilderness (for 48 Hours)" — Jan. 4, 2020

Current subscriber count: 10.6 million

27. Justine Ezarik (iJustine)

iJustine / Via youtube.com, iJustine / Via youtube.com

First video: "The Oatmeal Project" — May 13, 2006

Latest video: "More Cool New Tech at CES 2020 / Part 2" — Jan. 14, 2020

Current subscriber count: 6.27 million

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