The Unlikely Internet Fame Of Every-Girl Jenna Marbles

Becoming an overnight Internet sensation is no easy task. It takes the right amount of sass, sex appeal, and sarcasm to pull together the next big viral sensation. This equation is the one that helped Jenna Mourey (a.k.a. Jenna Marbles) rise to the top and become a YouTube mega sensation.

There are plenty of commenters who have spewed waves of hateful claims about how Jenna Marbles is just doing this for money, that she has no business being famous, and that her vlogs are tasteless. Yet Jenna Marbles has prevailed for one simple fact: She is a new kind of celebrity that is willing to be honest. She has gained the love and respect of millions because she is willing to be the butt of the joke, show her true colors, and drop little wisdom bombs along the way.


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The unlikely Internet fame Jenna began with her brutally honest and hilarious video, "How to trick people into thinking you’re good looking." Now she has over 8,500,000 subscribers on YouTube. Whether you love her or hate her, her fandom says it all. The girl with the master's degree from Boston University went from part time, demeaning jobs (including go-go dancing) to making herself into a star. Add two really adorable pets into the mix, and presto, you have a star. 


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What makes her really shine is that she isn't another Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, or Lindsay Lohan. She adds a grittiness that makes her much more relatable to your everyday person. How many other personalities do you know that would make a video telling the world, "By the way, this is how I make myself look hot", or give them tips on "How To Avoid Talking To People You Don’t Want To Talk To"? No, not many would. 


Jenna Marbles also takes the comments and suggestions of her fans very seriously. Many of her videos begin with "Many of you have requested ..." or something of the like. In return, her loyal followers continue to multiply. She is a rare gem in a mostly male-dominated world, so kudos to her and please keep on vlogging.


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Belinda Moreira

Belinda is a Teach for America 2013 Corp Member and 10th grade English teacher in the DC Region. She is a graduate of Georgetown University. She also has a particular interest for education policy, and is originally from Houston, TX.

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