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Friday, May 09, 2014

YouTube FanFest in Singapore 2014

Update: 11 June 2014

What went down during the YouTube Fan Fest 2014 in SG:

Date: 24 to 25 May 2014 (Sat & Sun)
Venue: *SCAPE, Orchard, Singapore 

The annual YouTube event brings YouTubers from across the Globe (US) and Southeast,
as well as entertainers and celebs to Singapore for an exclusive live show.

It's an eclectic mix of pop culture at it's finest and latest at our doorstep.
So who are the big acts coming our way?

Here's a breakdown of the 17 YouTubers and a quick glance of their YouTube Channels:

#1 of 17
Name: Jenna Marbles

Country: US
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 13,228,937


1. Jenna’s video “How To Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good Looking” had over 5.3 million views in its first week.

2. Her video “How To Avoid Talking To People You Don’t Want To Talk To” was featured in an August 2011 article in the New York Times and ABC News in which she said: “I’m sick and tired of guys thinking that just because I showed up at a club or a dance or a bar, that I want to have their genitalia touching my backside.”

3. Jenna has appeared in many YouTube videos and television shows including, The Show With Vinny (MTV), Annoying Orange (YouTube), Epic Meal Time (YouTube), Epic Rap Battles of History: Adam vs Eve (YouTube), Rob Dyrdek’s Ridiculousness (MTV).

Jenna's Most Popular Video: 57,199,899 Hits (Current)
“How To Avoid Talking To People You Don’t Want To Talk To”

#2 of 17
Name: Ryan Higa

Country: US
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 12,216,251


1. Now the #16 most subscribed creator on YouTube

2. Started YouTubing at age of 14 in Hawaii about Ninjas

3. Today, he makes a living by being a full time YouTuber. His average video rakes in approximately 9.5M views.

Ryan's Very First Video: 38,081,300 Hits (Current) (25 Jul 2007)
“How to be Ninja”

Recommended Video: 6,584,063 Hits (Current) (22 Aug 2013)
“The Ultimate Handshake!” Start Video at 4:59

#3 of 17
Name: Bethany Mota

Country: US
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 6,098,362


1. Bethany's videos have been seen over 300 million times, which is amazing coz she just started her channel in in June 2009.

2. She is a beauty and fashion expert who shares her opinions on fashion and style.

3. Mota has worked with a number of top outlets and brands including Forever 21, Teen Vogue, JCPenney, Columbia Records and Seventeen Magazine.

Recommended Video: 3,006,835 Hits (Current)
“DIY Despicable Me Minion Costume + Makeup! ”

#4 of 17
Name: Tyler Oakley

Country: US
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 4,375,553


1. Tyler's anti-bullying video “It Gets Better” was featured on ABC News.

2. He is one of the biggest LGBT vloggers in the digital space

Recommended Video: 2,361,989 Hits (Current)
“HOW TO: Be A Bad Bitch”

Recommended Video: 1,554,896 Hits (Current)

#5 of 17
Name: IISuperwomanII

Country: Canada
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 2,693,387


1. Lilly Singh's knack for observational and impersonation comedy has led to viral hits such as “How Girls Get Ready” and “Types of Kids at School”.

Recommended Video: 3,524,799 Hits (Current)
“Sh*t Punjabi Mothers Say ”

#6 of 17
Name: Vsauce

Country: US
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 7,178,279


1. Michael Stevens explores questions in "extreme cerebral" depth in each video with random topics such as "Why do we kiss?" and "What if everyone on earth jumped at the same time?"

Recommended Video: 4,657,377 Hits (Current)
“What is Déjà vu?”

#7 of 17
Name: Troye Sivan

Country: Australia
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 2,017,699


1. Eighteen year old and South African born, Troye Sivan is an Actor, Singer and Online Personality from Perth, Western Australia.

2.He played the part of “Oliver” in Oliver! at Perth’s Regal Theatre as well s playing young James Howlett in the 2009 X-Men film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine

3. Troye has started his YouTube since October 2012.

Recommended Video: 1,109,731 Hits (Current)

#8 of 17
Name: Shigga Shay

Country: Singapore
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 11,855


1. Ruby Tan of Her World [Singapore's top female magazine] calls him, “Singapore’s Kanye West”

2. In 2010, ShiGGa Shay wrote and recorded his debut mixtape, ShiGGa Shay’s in the Building! entirely in his bedroom.

3. ShiGGa Shay is a music producer, songwriter and entrepreneur.

Recommended Video: 417,023 Hits (Current)
“ShiGGa Shay - LimPeh (Official Music Video) feat. Tosh Rock”

#9 of 17
Name: Tosh Rock

Country: Singapore
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 61,172


1. Tosh Zhang is a YouTuber and actor from Singapore.

2. He is best known for his role in Singaporean film "Ah Boys To Men".

3. Tosh shares his opinion and advice on everyday life on his YouTube Channel and collabos with other YouTubers such as Shigga Shay and Jianhao

4. He can breakdance really well

Recommended Video: 256,825 Hits (Current)
“When your GF wants...TIME OUT!”

#10 of 17
Name: Alodia Gosienfiao

Country: Philippines
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 67,626


1. Alodia Almira Arraiza Gosiengfiao is a Filipina cosplayer model and artis.

2. She has been called the “Cosplay Queen” of the Philippines and started cosplaying in 2003 at the age of 15.

3. JShe also has been featured in various magazines, newspaper and TV shows locally and abroad, ranked #87 in 2009 and #76 in 2010 on the Philippine FHM 100 Sexiest Women poll, and was named as one of the Most Influential Women in the Philippines by UNO Magazine.

Recommended Video: 118,176 Hits (Current)
“Alodia Gentleman Dance Cosplay at SM Marilao”

#11 of 17
Name: Xiaxue

Country: Singapore
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 149,258


1. Wendy Cheng Yan Yan aka Xiaxue, is a well-known Singaporean blogger since 2003.

2. She posts videos about beauty, fashion, her life and local issues.

Recommended Video: 1,052,590 Hits (Current)
“Dyeing my hair pink! ”

#12 of 17
Name: Jakarta Beatbox Clan

Country: Indonesia
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 4,252


1. Jakarta Beatbox Clan is the first beatbox group in Indonesia.

2. Jakarta Beatbox Clan also founded the first beatbox school in Indonesia

3. There are video tutorials on how to beatbox on their Channel for aspiring beat box enthusiasts. But it's not in English though.

Recommended Video: 43,155 Hits (Current)
“Jakarta Beatbox [Official Clip] ”

Recommended Video: 78,415 Hits (Current)
“Tutorial beatbox 3 - Dubstep basic by Jakarta Beatbox”

#13 of 17
Name: Joseph Germani

Country: Malaysia
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 164,639


1. Joseph Germani is a vlogger, comedian, musician and an actor on the rise in Malaysia.

2. Joseph is conversant in Cantonese and English.”

3. He has done YouTube collabos with Singapore YouTubers - Ryan Sylvia

Recommended Video: 673,370 Hits (Current)
“50 Awesome Childhood Checklist (五十个童年必须做的事情)”

Recommended Video: 144,569 Hits (Current)
“What Singaporeans Are Saying? ”

#14 of 17
Name: Dee Kosh

Country: Singapore
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 46,534


1. Dee Kosh is a DJ on Singapore’s hit music station 98.7FM

2. His real name is Darryl Ian Koshy.

3. His YouTube channel has more than 10 million views to date, with lots of his ranting and funny accents going on.

Recommended Video: 153,573 Hits (Current)
“Bo Jio and SASQ ”

#15 of 17
Name: David Choi

Country: US
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 988,251


1. David has close to a million subscribers and over 117,000,000 total video views.

2. He wrote and self produced all three of his albums “Only You”, “By My Side”, and “Forever and Ever” which debuted at #97 on the iTunes top album charts.

3. David is a musical talent and widely known for his song covers and originals on YouTube.

Recommended Video: 2,361,924 Hits (Current)
“Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling Cover”

Recommended Video: 771,785 Hits (Current)
“Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning - David Choi Cover ”

#16 of 17
Name: Tree Potatoes

Country: Singapore
YouTube Channel:
Current # of Subscribers: 173,664


1. Tree Potatoes = Aaron Khoo, Elliot Tan, Janice Chiang; Clifford Yow and Zhen Jie Ho.

2. They were originally from WAH BANANA YouTube Channel under Garena”

3. The online comedy channel has grown to become one of the top 5 channels in Singapore, garnering over 160,000 subscribers with it's unique brand of local humour.

Recommended Video: 711,211 Hits (Current)
“How To Pick Up Girls ”

#17 of 17
Name: Afgan

Country: Indonesia
Associated YouTube Channel: Trinity Optima Production
Current # of Subscribers: 124,244


1. Afgansyah Reza, popularly known as Afgan, is a talented Indonesian soloist, well known for his powerful vocals and especially his cool charming looks, captivating the hearts of his fans all across Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

2. Afgan is currently listed in the top 10 Indonesians with the most followers with more than 6 million followers across his social networks.

Most Popular Video: 5,767,474 Hits (Current)
Afgan - Jodoh Pasti Bertemu | Official Video Clip ”

Here's the schedule posted on the official site if you're keen to catch them:

Tickets are available at:



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