Kelsey Ellison lives in Barnsley and makes videos inspired by Japanese and Korean pop music in her bedroom.
This is the first video posted to Ellison's current YouTube channel from September 2010. She claims she uploaded it as a dare.
On her pop influences, she said:
It started in 2010 when I was looking for a song from a Japanese anime – I've been into anime since I was really young, when Cardcaptor Sakura was aired on kids TV.
I started to really like the J-pop songs in the beginning titles of the shows because they were so different to anything I'd heard before. I then found loads of music videos and people doing dance covers to them on YouTube.
I was so surprised to find a whole community on YouTube of people covering J-pop. From J-pop I found K-pop through related videos on YouTube and really fell in love with the fashion and how cool it is!
Ellison's clips quickly gained attention in Japan, and she began receiving messages of support.
This is her single "Pom Pom", which was released in April.
Ellison created a vlog about her X Factor experience in the summer but was apparently later asked by the show to take it down. It still exists on YouTube though:
We have contacted ITV for a comment on her claims.
Ellison admitted she also sometimes gets negative and inappropriate comments on her videos.
In a recent interview with Shut Your Pretty Mouth, Ellison discussed the inappropriate comments she sometimes receives due to the way she dresses:
It's unfair that Japanese fashion and culture gets categorised in a sexual way like that.
It's the media's fault, as they only focus on that part of the scene. There are some men out there that find anything sexual.
You can't really avoid it, but you do have to be careful with who contacts you sometimes. I've had a few questionable messages, but I just block and delete.
After comments about her right eye, which was removed when she was a child, Ellison went on the record about it on her Tumblr page.
She told BuzzFeed News she finds it strange to now be considered a role model to her young fans.
Ellison said she is currently working on more music and that she has something planned that will surprise her viewers.
Richard James is acting head of news for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
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