Celebrities have existed in our world before electricity was even a thought. Royal families where the first celebrities people had, even when theater was widely popular in the early centuries royalty often out shined the actors themselves. Theater soon evolved into TV shows and movies. Music stars began gaining in popularity after the radio became a universal tool in every household and vehicle. Talented singers, actors and actresses littered advertisements, billboards and filled our homes when talk shows and late night shows where born.
Vlogging, or video blogging, sparked soon after YouTube took off and allowed users to upload their own videos. A new type of fame, ‘internet fame’, took hold of the younger generation and gave birth to many new faces that soon found themselves in a sea of online fans. Many famous YouTubers have videos revolving around comedy, much like actors, they engage their audience with their charisma and ability to make their audience laugh. Other vloggers use their channels to help people in certain areas like gaming tips, hair and make-up tutorials, crafts and art. These talented individuals never necessarily expected to become famous, but their helpful tips and tricks continued to draw crowds and lifted them into internet fame.
Wendy Huang, a famous YouTuber from Australia has coveted a large following from around the world and it all started four years ago. Wengie had been working at a digital marketing and media firm where she helped businesses with their blogs and social media. She insisted companies start their own blogs so she decided to take her own advice and start a small make-up and beauty blog. This spiraled into a widely trafficked beauty blog called ‘The Wonderful World of Wengie’ and is Australia’s number one Asian beauty channel.
Wengie’s love of make-up and fashion started at an early age and with no help from anyone around her she began reading magazines and teaching herself about make-up and fashion. From then she went on to message boards and forums, looking for make up tips for Asian women. Because of the lack of advertisement in America and Australia for Asian make-up and beauty, Wengie has taken it upon herself to be the help young Asian girls and women are looking for.