YouTube star Alexis G. Zall joins the prestigious club of successful YouTubers who have come out of the closet on their channels with her most recent video, “18 Tips for 18 Years.”
Other prominent YouTubers who have come out on their channels recently include Troye Sivan, Connor Franta, Ingrid Nelson, and Joey Graceffa. What sets Zall apart is that while many YouTubers make coming out the central point of video announcements, Zall included the info in her yearly birthday video as No. 8.
“I’m about to get gay,” she announces. “It is totally OK to be a girl who likes girls or a boy who likes boys. And me, personally, I am a girl who likes girls.”
Moving on from her sexuality, Zall shares her love for nail polish and about how she can be both pretty and smart, without discrediting either. It’s a pretty typical clip by Zall, who usually speaks to her 1 million subscribers about trying new candy and testing as-seen-on-TV products. Her sexuality is just another factoid about her to share with her budding audience. (In fact, she hit 1 million subscribers the same day she posted her coming-out video.)
my eyeliner isn't straight but neither is my sexuality so at least I'm consistent— Woman (@AlexisGZall) June 5, 2016
OH MY GOD WE DID IT— Woman (@AlexisGZall) June 5, 2016
THANK YOU GUYS SO FREAKING MUCH THIS ENTIRE DAY IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER ❤️ pic.twitter.com/BaA0CPZtjD
Zall is getting support from her fellow creators and fans.
SO proud of @AlexisGZall for coming out, having a million subscribers, becoming an adult, and being more put together than any adult I know.— Ally Hills (@allyhills) June 5, 2016
Oh hey @AlexisGZall. If you weren't 10 years younger and I wasn't married, I'd have 100% made you a mixtape by now 😏— Rose Ellen Dix 🌹 (@RoseEllenDix) June 5, 2016
Most proud ever of @AlexisGZall 🎉🎉🎉 you're the smallest biggest badass I know! ❤️❤️❤️— Shannon Beveridge (@nowthisisliving) June 5, 2016