The Truth Gets Spilled About YouTube Star Emma Chamberlain
- Published: 22 October 2019
- Emma Chamberlain is a prime example of how just one person with a camera, some editing gear, and an infectious personality can change the whole game. But it wasn't always a breeze for this YouTuber, who battled depression and haters on her way to social media domination. This is the untold truth of Emma Chamberlin.
Chamberlain reportedly dealt with a difficult upbringing. According to The New York Times, she's an only child, and her parents divorced when she was five. She claims her six-year-old self would watch YouTube videos to, quote, "connect with other people and see what they were up to." Chamberlain further explained that even though it seems odd, by watching these personalities on video it felt like she had cool friends.
In an interview with Forbes, Chamberlain recalled times as a child when her family didn't have enough money to go to see a movie. She explained that her dad is a professional artist, so when he briefly got sick and could no longer paint, the family really struggled for money.
Chamberlain's parents emotionally supported her the entire way, even in her life-changing choice to leave high school, move out, and pursue YouTube videos. As Chamberlain told W Magazine, her first few videos hardly received any reviews. The vlogger was ecstatic when she received her first official subscriber, explaining,
"I was so excited, and then I looked, and it was my dad."
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Competitive cheerleader | 1:13
High school dropout | 1:51
Success in the edit | 2:35
Coffee obsessed | 3:39
Sister Squad | 4:23
Balcony day | 5:23
Ruling can be grueling | 6:08
Way beyond YouTube | 7:00
Navigating life online | 7:45
Big bucks | 8:55