Forget Jennifer Lawrence and Ryan Gosling — these YouTube names are the ones popular teens with today.
Have you heard of Smosh, PewDiePie, and Michelle Phan? Well, they’re currently all the rage with teens and you won’t find them in movies, TV, or books—they’reYouTube celebrities.
PewDiePie is actually more popular than Rihanna on the video-streaming site. Something called Stampy Cat is more popular than Katy Perry. In July, Varietyconducted a survey that revealed that YouTube stars are way more popular with American teens than mainstream celebs such as, well, Katy Perry and Rihanna.
So, who are these YouTubers and why are they capturing the hearts of millions of teens everywhere? Let’s take a look at five of the most popular ones.
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