I'll admit I was hesitant to fully embrace Daily Grace, a daily YouTube web show, when I was first introduced to it about a year ago. A few episodes in, however, and I was laughing so hard my sides hurt. In short, I was hooked.
Needless to say, I have a major girl crush on Grace. It's a good thing they come on a reliable schedule, because I look forward to watching her videos every day. Grace is just your normal girl with a killer sense of humor who grew up in New Jersey. What's remarkable about her story, however, is how she became a YouTube legend.
While she was in college, she took classes and performed at the Peoples Improv Theater in New York City, where she later moved after she finished college. Her exposure at this famous venue led to her career as a comedian. What started as videos with her friend Michelle Vargas led to her being picked up by MyDamnChannel, where she was the star of a series called Bedtime Stories for a short time. Her success with this show prompted an offer from MyDamnChannel to give her her own daily vlog series, what we know and love as Daily Grace.
Every weekday, her videos adhere to a theme from commenting on (and subsequently "hazing") the comments of her (new) "viewsers" (How does she know? She just guesses!) to a review vlog (the currency here are "Grace Faces") to a how-to video to "Sexy Friday." Each of these days begin with a jingle of sorts, and a catchy one at that. I can often be caught singing at random moments throughout the day "Daily Grace is gonna...teach you...how to...do something! Woo!" or "Look at her go. Reviewin' reviewin', reviewin', something for YOU!"
Grace is an inspiration to me and to all of the young girls who watch her videos. She's quirky, funny and just normal. Her tone is friendly and relatable. It's almost as if by watching her videos we become best friends.
I think if you ask people why they watch me, there would be some common thread among all of them that I'm somewhat of an awkward older sister. I have a teen, mostly female demographic. How that happened, I don't know. But I think they see me as some sort of bizarre role model, and I'll keep trying to do that for them. [via The Daily Dot]
By providing young girls with a model who is not afraid to be who she is and not afraid to be laughed at (actually, that's her goal), she serves to be a positive influence on her viewers. Though her videos might be hilarious, or even somewhat outlandish, there's important value to be taken from them. You don't need to be perfect all of the time and it is perfectly okay to be funny and quirky.
Here are some of my recent Daily Grace episodes! You can check them all out on her channel!
1. How to Survive the Apocalypse
2. Sexy 911 Phone Calls
3. How to Watch the Victoria's Secret Runway Show
4. One Direction's "Take Me Home"