Jenna Marbles First Social Media star to be immortalized as WaxLMNOLA
If you don't know about Marbles you've been living under a rock.
With 15 Million Subscribers on YouTube and nearly 2 Billion Views (as in 2,000 x 1,000,000), Jenna Marbles and her comedic shtick have made her the Queen of YouTube and quite possibly all of Social Media. With her fanbase and following, Jenna has become an overnight sensation and millionaire pulling in an estimated $300,000 a month. Jenna was also given her own countdown show on SiriusXM and has been known to turn down various TV offers.
These qualifications have now made Madam Tussauds decide to officially make her the First Social Media Celebrity to be immortalized in wax at their New York Museum. The museum known for making life-like replications of celebrities made the announcement that they've been working with Jenna since the beginning of summer to capture her likeness in preparation for the statue creation process.
"I can't believe I'm getting my own figure," Jenna said in a press release "Watching the studio's team work so diligently to get every last detail of me was an interesting experience, and I can't wait to see the finished result!"
It is definitely a world where Social Media has taken over the Entertainment Industry in more ways than one. This month a survey commissioned by Variety showed that teenagers are more enamored by YouTube and other Social Media stars over traditional celebrities in film and television. This decision by Madame Tussauds is fully indicative of this claim, by breaking the social media ice. And with other Social Media Personalities getting their own television and film gigs, those without social media followings are looking like they're falling behind in today's industry. Traditional Actors and Actresses better start playin ketchup.
Check out our video when we spoke to Jenna yesterday at VidCon in Anaheim… that is until the VidCon Cops shut us down