Beauty vlogger Zoella will be the first female from the UK to receive YouTube’s diamond play button.
YouTube announced the play button at VidCon 2015 for creators who have reached 10 million subscribers.
Hitting the 10 million mark on 30 January, Zoe Sugg is the second YouTuber from the UK to reach the milestone figure, following Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji.
Excluding VEVO accounts, YouTube trends, and TV shows, she is also the third female vlogger with over 10 million subscribers worldwide according to Social Blade, after Jenna ‘Marbles’ Mourey and Mariand Castrejon.
Zoe tweeted out that she was “so emotional” and that the occasion meant “the world” to her:
WE DID IT! THERE IS NOW 10 MILLION OF US. I'm so emotional 😭 I want you all to know this means the world to me. ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/QXiVp4y8h9
— Zoë (@Zoella) January 30, 2016
Fellow YouTubers have taken to Twitter to congratulate her:
NO WAY @ZOELLA JUST HIT 10,000,000 SUBSCRIBERS WHILST WERE DANCING TO @TROYESIVAN ON BBC R1 🎈🎉
— Alfie Deyes (@PointlessBlog) January 30, 2016
@Zoella Bloody Nora!!!
What an achievement!
Can't think of anyone who deserves it more!🙌💙
— Mark (@MarkFerris2O16) January 30, 2016
Congratulations Zoe @Zoella on 10 MILLION! So so amazing and so deserved! 💗 pic.twitter.com/1WHcunXeyg
— LucyAndLydia (@LucyAndLydia) January 30, 2016
@Zoella Grats on 10 Million Subscribers – That's insane! :D 🙌🏻
— Ali-A (@OMGitsAliA) January 30, 2016
The force is strong in this one. Congratulations @Zoella on 10 Milli.
Can I have 5 please? x
— Pumpkin Spice Chai🎃 (@MyNamesChai) January 30, 2016
The hashtag #CongratsOn10MillionZoe was trending in the UK, with fans sharing their praise:
#CongratsOn10MillionZoe @Zoella @Zozeebo 💖💖
I am so proud of you. I love you Zoë. Keep being funny and cute and nice. 😊
— spooky grace 🎃 (@twinklefranta) January 30, 2016
@Zoella #CongratsOn10MillionZoe Im so proud of you!!! pic.twitter.com/utGYeghM1d
— liv / hopefulzoella (@helloitsliv_x) January 30, 2016
Dominic Smales, MD of Gleam Future and Zoe’s manager, tweeted: “HUGE congrats to little Zoella on a MASSIVE milestone and 10 million subscribers. From little acorns grow mighty oaks.”
Zoe now joins a select group of YouTubers who have received the diamond play button, including Felix Kjellberg, Ryan Higa, Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla of Smosh, The Fine Bros, and more.
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