MyLifeAsEva Tops Variety's Power of Youth
College freshman Gutowski didn’t want to wait for her real life to begin, so she started filming that life and putting it up on YouTube (using her dad’s camera purchased to take prom photos). Three years later the Cal State senior has 6.8 million subscribers and YouTube’s No. 1 original scripted series, “How to Survive High School.” She’s just announced another series for YouTube Red with the working title [“Me and My Grandma,” (wt)] a multi-generational buddy comedy. Having gone from beauty videos to comedy, she’s also giving motivational talks at high schools. “You don’t have to have everything handed to you to make something of your life,” she says. “Nobody gave me those followers — I earned them. That’s what I want people to know.” See her Variety article here.