Seventeen Magazine promised us a YouTube issue and they sure are delivering. The issue hit shelves today and it’s stuffed from cover to cover with internet stars. Bethany Mota takes the cover, but inside you’ll see all your faves from Alfie to Zoella. Seventeen wants to get in on the YouTube craze and they’ve giving everyone the page time they deserve. Even better, Seventeen is bringing it home to YouTube with a video version of their famed Hot Lists featuring interview clips from a ton of familiar faces. Tyler Oakley, Superwoman, Taryn Southern, Lisbug, ThatsHeart, Becky G, Chelsea Crockett, Marcus Butler, The Janoskians, Boyce Ave, and Zoella are all talking YouTube in this video promo for the October issue.
Seventeen’s YouTube issue couldn’t come at a buzzier moment. YouTubers are breaking into the mainstream all over this year, collecting Teen Choice Awards, headlining their own shows and movies, and even featuring on Dancing With The Stars. At the same time traditional media is in a hurry to up its YouTube game. Seventeen Magazine recently signed a deal with teen-focused YouTube multichannel network AwesomenessTV to help develop Seventeen’s very own mini-MCN. What better way to kick off your own YouTube network than a sneaky collab with some of YouTube’s biggest names?