Shaqita first started making YouTube videos in 2009 to document her weight loss journey. Not until a year later in her final 80-pound weight loss recap did Shaqita show her face on camera. Since then she has devoted her channel to empowering plus-size women. Her videos center around all things fashion and fitness, including beauty tutorials, fashion lookbooks and healthy cooking tips. With the dream of being a model, Shaqita is using YouTube to inspire curvier women to pursue a healthy lifestyle and to prove one size does not fit all.
About YouTube Next Vlogger Series 2013:
YouTube gave its yearly shoutout back in April for motivated YouTube creators with “stories of personal triumph” to apply for their Next Vlogger award — a sort of spotlight program for YouTube stars-in-the-making. This year, they’ve selected 15 unique voices from around the world that are challenging the way we think, wowing us or just plain making us laugh. In exchange for that, the recipients get mentoring from industry leaders, $4,000 worth of equipment and channel promotion.
NMR always wants to give you the first and best look at emerging talent, so we’ve reached out to these creators for a little more info on just who they are and why you should be paying attention. Past winners of the Next Vlogger award include Danisnotonfire and Black Nerd Comedy, so this 2013 class is definitely full of up-and-coming creators to keep an eye on.