A lot of YouTube stars collected viewers and fans over time, but for some, there’s one video, or one moment, that really proved they had what it took to be a bona fide internet star.
We picked a few of our favourite YouTubers and found the videos that skyrocketed them to success.
You’ll recognise a few: Bethany Mota, PewDiePie, and even Justin Bieber, who got his start posting a cover of a Chris Brown song to YouTube.
But if there’s one thing that’s certain — they have all come a long way over the years.
PewDiePie, who is the undisputed King of YouTube with over 32 million subscribers, had his first hit with this video called 'Fun With Minecraft Multiplayer.'
Bethany Mota, who has built an empire off of her beauty and style videos, was attracting thousands of viewers from the very beginning of her YouTube journey in early 2010. But it was this video addressing bullying and her experiences with bullying that drew in tons of viewers who related to her.
Michelle Phan, with 7 million subscribers, hit the jackpot when she uploaded a 'how-to' video about putting on makeup while on an aeroplane. It even attracted the attention of Lancome, who hired her to be their digital spokesperson after the video went viral.
Tyler Oakley warmed the hearts of his viewers when he came out on YouTube in 2008. The video has over 300,000 views and Oakley currently has over 5 million subscribers on his channel.
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