You know Emma Chamberlain best by being a flat-out hilarious YouTuber, having a fire Instagram game, and even for having some pretty dope friends *cough, cough, the Dolan Twins*. But how did she become the YouTuber we all know and love?

The star is literal YouTube royalty now, but you might be surprised to learn getting her start on the video platform all derived from the fact that she was having a seriously tough time in school. She specifically struggled as a second-semester sophomore, and making videos was something that helped her cope with her depression. Her YouTube Channel grew quite quickly, and she went on to win a Streamy award for “Breakout Creator” in 2018. Plus, she even started working with luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton. Yeah, she’s seriously killing it.

We’re here to deliver a breakdown of her story, how she got her start, and just all things Emma – because it truly is quite a success story. So without further ado, scroll through the gallery to check out everything you need to know about Emma Chamberlain!

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