Not long ago, it was impressive if a celebrity was considered a multi-hyphenate. They were considered to be so hard working and talented. Now, it’s pretty much expected for celebrities to be balancing multiple projects and a handful of side hustles. There’s nothing out of the ordinary when you see model-actresses, singer-actors or actor-singer-fashion designers. What is more surprising is celebrities who are branching out beyond the traditional Hollywood jobs of singer, actress and model and adding YouTube vlogger to their resumes.
Some of the celebrities actively promote their channels while others keep them more on the down low and focus on their *big* projects. When you come across the latter, it can be pretty exciting.
Instead of scrolling through YouTube searching for the best celebrity channels, we’ve saved you the work. Here are 15 celebrity YouTubers who have channels that are actually worth watching:
1. Jenna Dewan
Jenna Dewan is a dancer, actress, host and mama, to name just a few of her roles. She’s also a YouTuber. Jenna’s channel is a mixed bag of lifestyle content. She explains that she posts “about everything [she’s] into.” That includes fashion, beauty, children’s books, dance and crystals. She posts about once a week and already has forty-ish videos under her belt, if you want to catch up. If you want some insider stuff, she has previously shared her original Step Up audition and revealed what she learned about J.Lo from World of Dance.
2. Karlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss does a lot besides modeling. She is into coding and she even has her own cookie kookie with Momofuku’s Milk Bar. Then there’s her YouTube channel, Klossy. It combines a bit of everything. She tries to post videos every Tuesday and she has been working on the channel for about three years. In that time, she has uploaded close to 100 videos and they give us an insider’s look into her other roles. For example, we’ve seen the making of her Met Gala gown and seen her make French food on a yacht. Recently, she has been working on a Trailblazers of STEAM series.
3. Madelaine Petsch
It turns out Riverdale isn’t the only place to catch Madelaine Petsch. Girl has a YouTube channel, too. She explains, “I made a channel just so I could show you guys who I am when I’m not being Cheryl.” She promises adventures and backstage stuff. Yes, there is plenty for Riverdale fans to get excited about, but there are also a few beauty tutorials and a fair bit of relationship stuff with her boyfriend. The channel has over 2.85 million subscribers, so join the big club. You won’t be disappointed.
Zendaya is someone who is already known as a multi-hyphenate. She sings, she dances, she acts, she shuts the haters down. And she’s busy vlogging, too. Join the 2.2 million subscribers on her YouTube channel. It’s the place to go for all things related to her music. Besides the obvious music videos, you get some behind-the-scenes stuff. If you love Zendaya for her style, she has some beauty tutorials. If you want to know how to recreate her Kids’ Choice Awards makeup look, she shows you herself in a video. She also has a Story Times series that she has does with her relatives.
5. Russell Brand
We’ve talked about a few female celebrity YouTubers, now it’s time for the males to represent. Russell Brandis a dedicated YouTuber. He has over 800 videos. That’s a lot of binge-watching. We’ll let him explain the channel because he sums it up like no one else: “This is my channel where we can together, unravel the matrix of modern media and reveal the gleaming reality beyond connecting us all to each other through pure consciousness. Or it’s true news. Trews. Before long we will dismantle traditional media, the machinery of capitalism and duplicitous pseudo democracy and realise humankind’s true (trew) potential as spiritual beings that manifest our own physical destiny. Also I do voices. And sing my own theme tune. After The Revolution The Trews will be Fox News.” Stick around for everything from meditation to spirituality to the birth of his daughter.
6. Shay Mitchell
You probably first became aware of Shay Mitchell through Pretty Little Liars. Get to know her more through her YouTube channel. She posts videos about beauty, fashion and her adventures. There are older videos featuring Pretty Little Liars stuff, too. She generally posts videos every Tuesday to her some 3.8 million subscribers. Some of her regular series are Shayvacation (which is vacation videos obviously), Shay’s Kitchen (which is pretty self-explanatory), and Through the Lens, which looks at her life experiences.
7. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is new to vlogging in comparison to others on the list, but you will want to subscribe to her channel now, especially if you love all things beauty. Rosie simply describes her channel as “beauty from the insider out.” Given her job as a model, she has had access to some of the best pros in the biz. And you know that she is brimming with tips and product recommendations. A number of the industry’s biggest experts have already made cameos in the videos.
8. Kylie Jenner
The Kardashians are likely to be the first family that comes to mind when you think of multi-hyphenate families. What aren’t they involved in? They’re all over social media and apps. So, it makes sense they’re into vlogging. Kylie Jenner‘s YouTube channel promises exclusive clips from her app. She has been on YouTube for a few years but the channel has recently undergone a bit of a change. Recent videos include a tour of her purse closet, a Q&A; session with her bestie Jordyn Woods and a note to her daughter Stormi Webster. Awwww.
9. Camila Cabello
Hands up if you go to YouTube for music? Then subscribe to Camila Cabello‘s channel for more music and more of her. It’s the place to watch all of her music videos in one place. Additionally, she offers behind-the-scenes clips. There are Q&As;, teasers and live streams. There’s also a rap that she promised she would do at the VMAs.
10. Shenae Grimes-Beech
Shenae Grimes-Beech, aka Annie Wilson from 90210, is also on YouTube. If you’re after another lifestyle channel to watch, check hers out. She has makeup tutorials, decorating ideas and a lot of baby and parenting content. The channel spans everything from talking about bacne and big boobs during pregnancy to giving us what she says is the best dry shampoo tutorial.
11. Maddie Ziegler
Maddie Zieglerjoined YouTube in 2015 but didn’t start posting videos until about a year ago. She doesn’t post as often as we would like, but when she does post content, it’s always good so she makes it onto the list. You might expect the channel to be dedicated to dancing, but a lot of the content is geared towards lifestyle stuff, especially beauty. If you wanted to know her nighttime routine or see her sister do her makeup, check out the channel.
12. Ashley Tisdale
You might be surprised by the number of celebrities who are on YouTube that you aren’t even aware of. Take Ashley Tisdale. Her YouTube channel was recently relaunched a couple of month ago. The new content includes behind-the-scenes stuff and plenty of beauty tutorials and some unboxings. You can still find some old High School Musical stuff and her music videos. It’s a mix of old and new and we thank her for not deleting all of the old stuff.
13. Whitney Port
We might not get to see Whitney Port on The Hills or The City anymore, but we can see her on her YouTube channel. She has posted over 100 videos so far and her channel is like a diary of all her life experiences with her family. If you thought you knew Whitney before, you will get to know her even better thanks to her vlogs. Just don’t expect Lauren Conrad to show up in every video.
14. Maisie Williams
If you want YouTube channels that are about the quality of the videos as opposed to the quantity, it’s worth subscribing to Maisie Williams‘s channel. The Game of Thrones actress has only posted six videos so far, but she still has over 400,000 subscribers. And each video has been intriguing. Subscribe and cross your fingers we get to see more content from her on the regular. It’s not every day we get to see her skydiving.
15. Will Smith
A Will Smith YouTube channel? You don’t say. Over three million people are subscribed to the channel, so if you aren’t, it’s time to change that. There’s more to the channel that Fresh Prince of Bel-Air clips, although there is a video that explains how he got the role. Will posts about a range of things from his 50th birthday party to how he conquered his fears by skydiving.