Before now, people in the entertainment industry could only achieve popularity after many years of dedication and hard work but since social media came into the scene, massive success and overnight popularity became possible. That is the story of Emma Chamberlain who encountered fame as a fifteen-year-old.
Emma is one of the many young people who became popular by posting videos on YouTube. She creates reaction videos, hauls, DIYs, lifestyle, viral challenge videos, photo-shoot with friends and many more. Some of her videos include Turning Me Into An LA Girl Ft. James Charles and The Dolan Twins, My Hair Is Ruined, I Went To Tanacon, Photo Shoot Ft. Mental Breakdown, among others.
Emma Chamberlain Biography, Age
Born as Emma Francis Chamberlain on May 22, 2001, the YouTuber is from the Bay Area, California. She took to YouTube as an escape from the financial struggles in her family and also her struggle with being in school. Her parent’s marriage ended in a divorce while they were still very young and even though both of them worked hard to give her a good life, money was always a problem.
According to Emma, it was so bad that there were times they could not even afford to go to the movies when she was a kid. She found solace in YouTube, obsessively watching videos in her room and dreaming of becoming friends one day with her favorite stars like Tana Mongeau, The Dolan Twins, and James Charles: a wish that has since come true.
During her sophomore year in Notre Dame High School, Belmont California, she became so miserable with school that she fell into depression and it became worse after she failed her driving test. In a bid to escape her woes, Chamberlain taught herself video editing and eventually launched her self-named YouTube channel in 2017. She began posting videos to her channel the first being City Inspired Summer Lookbook 2017 and this brought her 100% out of her depression, keeping her sane while she continued recording videos in school.
Emma Chamberlain began with DIY projects but later abandoned it because she felt it was the wrong kind of video for her. “I don’t know how to do crafts! I don’t know what I was thinking”, Chamberlain said. She honestly admitted that she was just trying to reproduce what was popular at the time but doing that got her nowhere. As soon as she started doing things that she loved to do, her YouTube career took a turn for the better.
Chamberlain showed her funny and sarcastic side for the first time on the video We All Owe The Dollar Store An Apology and it became a hit, becoming her first piece to go viral. From then on, she focused on creating content that resonated with her audience and almost in a twinkle of an eye, success happened! She found an agent, relocated to Los Angeles and got her own apartment. Today, Emma Chamberlain has become one of the most popular content creators and YouTube star in Los Angeles.
The youngster is also well known on Instagram, having more than 3.5 million followers. Before her YouTube fame, she was getting approximately 15,000 likes per Instagram post but in 2018, she averaged 1.5 million.
The YouTube Queen has over 5 million subscribers as of December 2018 and well over 450 million views. She has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Height and Other Facts
Emma Chamberlain is about 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm/1.65 m) tall and weighs 53kg or 117lbs. She has blue eyes, blonde hair, wears bra size 32B and shoe size 6 (US). Her body measurement is 34-24-34 (breast-waist-hips respectively).
In high school, biology and science were her favorite subjects and she was involved in competitive cheerleading and track and field.
Emma had always been known for her outgoing personality and when she was younger, she had a gut feeling that she was going to use her personality in some way but never knew it was going to be YouTube. Her parents, however, knew she was going to do something in the entertainment industry and were not surprised at her success.
Although Emma is not a giant in real life, she dwarfs many celebrities in the YouTube world including Kim Kardashian. The teenage millionaire has statistics that any content provider on the platform would die for. Her social media engagement (the number of likes and comments of a post divided by the total amount of followers) is 25% on the average. In case you are wondering what the big deal is, here’s a comparison that will help you understand. Little Miss Emma has 25% average engagement while Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez are averaging 9% and 5% engagements, judging by their last five posts.
Before the end of her first year on YouTube, Emma Chamberlain’s candidly funny videos had earned her more than 410K subscribers. She uploads her vlogs three times a week, treating her fans to sessions of laughter with her stream of conscious narration and quick-cut video editing skills.
Emma was nominated for the Breakout YouTuber at the 10th Annual Shorty Awards in 2018.
She is a part of the group Sister Squad alongside fellow YouTubers like Grayson and Ethan Dolan (The Dolan Twins) and James Charles. The group usually create videos of different challenges.