YouTube Emerges As Means to Celebrity

Not long ago, Americans megastars only came from places like network television shows or Hollywood films.
These days, they also come from somewhere else entirely: YouTube.
While old-media outlets like newspapers have been losing subscribers, YouTube celebrities have been gaining them by the busload.
But things we not always so easy for many of these emerging internet celebs, they had other jobs before.
As a teenager, make-up advice Vlogger Michelle Phan wanted to help her mother with rent.
She landed a hostess job with a local Chinese buffet in Tampa.
Now the YouTube sensation has 7.8 million subscribers with her own digital lifestyle network.