16 Australians Who Slayed It On YouTube In 2015
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Channel: Community Channel Following: 1,733,046
Why you should subscribe: Beyond being downright hilarious, Natalie Tran's videos offer a creative, self-deprecating perspective on society today, such as "If Your Dying Phone Were A Person". She's a regular at media conferences, earlier this year giving a talk at Brown University on the depictions of Asians in media.
Shae-Lee, Lana and Madison
Channel: SketchShe Following: 727, 293
Why you should subscribe: 2015 has been quite a year for comedic trio SketchShe. In just 10 months of uploading videos to their YouTube channel, SketchShe has gained almost three-quarters of a million subscribers. Their focus has been to make people laugh and smile, and their videos have done just that, even landing them a spot on the Ellen Show earlier this year.
Danny & Michael Philippou
Channel: Therackaracka Following: 2,045,439
Why you should subscribe: Self proclaimed “wannabe film-makers“ and twin brothers Danny and Michael fill their YouTube channel with short films aimed to make you laugh and possibly even cry (from confusion and fear). A horrifying replica Ronald McDonald is a recurring character in their videos, and they tend to get a little gruesome, but it’s all in good fun. At least two million people think so.
Brittney Lee Saunders
Channel: beautybybrittneyx Following: 610,162
Why you should subscribe: Shifting from beauty to more of a focus on lifestyle and comedy in 2015, Brittney has grown her following significantly this year. She now focuses on providing advice to her viewers, like her video on how to deal with fuck boys and her thoughts on self-confidence. Beyond her YouTube success, Brittney released a hair and skin care brand, recently moved to Sydney from Newcastle and even released her first single.
Channel: TroyeSivan18 Following: 3,697,522
Why you should subscribe: South African-born Aussie YouTuber Troye Sivan has had one hell of a year. Troye released his debut studio album, Blue Neighbourhood this year following the success of his EP TRXYE. He still uses his YouTube channel to regularly provide entertainment and advice to his fans, e.g. how to have safe sex.
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Channel: Wengie Following: 763,173
Why you should subscribe: Wendy Huang is the top Asian beauty blogger in Australia. Of Australian-Chinese descent, Huang's tutorials combine lifestyle and culture from around Asia with popular Western products and techniques.
Channel: SimpleCookingChannel Following: 1,014,045
Why you should subscribe: The appeal of Jason Pinders lies, as his YouTube name suggests, in the simplicity of his videos and recipes. It's fuss-free, family-friendly cooking with a homely appeal. His most popular creations include an M&M pinata cake and how to make fizzy bubblegum.
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Channel: Lauren Curtis Following: 3,270,413
Why you should subscribe: Lauren Curtis is Australia's top beauty blogger, and her tutorials are extremely comprehensive and playful, such as colourful ombre eyeshadow. Recently however her videos have verged into life advice territory too. She was also one of the vlogger's chosen to represent Australia at this year's YouTube fan fest.
Channel: mychonny Following: 979, 674
Why you should subscribe: As a Vietnamese-Chinese comedic YouTuber, John has found his market in creating videos that make people smile. The videos that John uploads poke fun at his own life and his family. The only difference is, for the most part, he plays all the characters. Beyond his YouTube stardom, John has performed in live comedy shows, and has even landed a role in the Aussie feature film, Sucker.
Channel: CartiaMallan Following: 210,483
Why you should subscribe: Brisbane-based vlogger Cartia Mallan is only 16, but her lifestyle vlogs have earned her almost a quarter of a million followers since starting in only 2014. Her tone is authentic yet fun, posting about everything from eyebrow maintenance to confidence tips for summer.
Channel: Reslim Following: 358, 643
Why you should subscribe: Born in Sudan, Nikki Perkins immigrated to Australia when she was a just child. Today, she vlogs with her husband Jamie, and has settled down in Melbourne. Their vlogs explore everything from first time pregnancy to life as a bi-racial couple. Nikki also has a second channel where she focuses on beauty videos, specifically for people of colour.
Channel: ozzymanreviews Following: 119,510
Why you should subscribe: If you love funny clips of current events, and the laid back approach of an Australian male commentating something you'll love Ozzy Man Reviews. His Facebook page has more than double his YouTube following and features his shorter clips whereas his YouTube has the longer clips that are just as funny.
Channel: itsshanigrimmond Following: 514,999
Why you should subscribe: Along with her beauty videos, Shani Grimmond is all about offering honest advice to her followers. Following a recent break-in to her house, she stressed the importance of privacy and safety to her viewers. Beyond YouTube, Shani uses her Tumblr page to answer fan questions daily.
Channel: jackobrazier Following: 45,581
Why you should subscribe: Jacko Brazier made a name for himself on Vine, but he has now expanded his repertoire to include YouTube videos, too (no doubt girlfriend and fellow vlogger Britney Lee Saunders has lent a helping hand). He lends his fun-loving persona to everything from impersonations to openly discussing his biggest fears.
Channel: superwog1 Following: 487,046
Why you should subscribe: Superwog is known for his "Wogs vs. Aussies" style videos, where he pokes fun at the stereotypes that exist in the two cultures. With almost half a million subscribers, superwog has even collaborated with people like mychonny in videos, and in stage shows around Australia.
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