YouTube is a jungle. Once you avoid the lure of funny cat videos, you are left with billions of other ways to waste your time.
Take a walk on the strange side of the Internet and check out 15 YouTubers it’s impossible to call normal.
1. Melanie Celeste
With over 300,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, Melanie Celeste can be called a celeb in the world of the homemade video.
Melanie is far from your typical girl that shares beauty tips. The Argentinian YouTuber suffers from dwarfism and can’t walk on her own. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop her from sending a message of hope to all those that are “different.”
Melanie can inspire others because she was never shy to take her condition in front of the camera. You do imagine the degree of bullying she suffered throughout her life. The rare roast she gets on YouTube is nothing compared to the nightmarish school years.
What makes Melanie’s presence on YouTube so unusual? Let’s just say little people like her tend to be shy individuals that don’t have a good grip of their insecurities.
The next YouTuber is even more astonishing!
2. Makeup Artist Gorda66
Makeup Artist Gorda66 is one YouTuber that can make everyone feel good about one’s self.
Why? Take a second look at that face and be grateful to your good genes for not being born with cystic hygroma. Marimar Quiroa was amongst the unlucky few that had to put up with a fluid-filled growth developing in her neck, making her mouth look monstrous.
With more than 200,000 subscribers and 15 million individual views, Marimar achieved a level of popularity normal people only dream. How come?
Viewers probably don’t tune into such a channel for the makeup tips. Gorda66 became a celeb because she inspired and delivered a powerful message that one should come to terms with the things he/she can’t change.
Ever felt picked upon while you were a kid? Your ordeal is most likely nothing compared to the hell Marimar goes through on her daily trips for groceries.
Is it ok to laugh about a disabled YouTuber?
3. Ricky Berwick
Ricky Berwick self-proclaims himself as “your not so normal video entertainer.”
We agree with him. The photo above depicts him while making an impression of a walrus. That is just one of the many homemade videos in which the young man appears performing silly stunts.
What makes Ricky so unique to reach tens of thousands of subscribers and have fans anxiously waiting for his next video? You’ll have to watch and see.
The Canadian YouTube entertainer suffers from a medical condition that reduces mobility. That is not all, most of the muscles in his limbs are atrophied to the point that he looks unnaturally thin for his age and height.
Poor Ricky proves a good point. Even if Mother Nature was not generous, you could still be useful to others. All you need is creativity and the courage to appear in front of the camera.
The next YouTuber is arguably the most famous motivational speaker.
4. Nick Vujicic
Nick Vujicic is not your typical YouTuber that films his videos in a bedroom.
No, this incredible guy is a living legend amongst motivational speakers. Best-selling author and delivering empowering speeches in front of crowds of thousands, Vujicic most likely started off by defending him from bullies or agents proposing a circus career.
Nick Vujicic was born without hands or legs, a condition called phocomelia. However, that did not keep the 34-year-old stuck in a wheelchair. No, sir! He went on to conquer the world and inspire the hopeless.
And let’s add one more thing. Although lacking members, Nick Vujicic is an accomplished family man. He is married and has two children. If that doesn’t get you off the couch to start chasing your dreams, nothing will.
An incredible amount of controversy surrounds the next YouTuber. You must find out her story!
5. Eugenia Cooney
Eugenia Cooney’s random videos brought her more than 1 million subscribers on YouTube.
It’s hard to define exactly the mix that made Eugenia so successful. Her 303 videos currently available on her channel explore simple things a girl her age goes through.
Nevertheless, there are millions of other youngsters talking about shopping, makeup, boyfriends, or other random stuff. Eugenia Cooney strikes the eye as being incredibly thin. Some would push the term to anorexic although the YouTuber never admitted to that.
The 22-year-old American girl most likely keeps her weight down to please and puzzle at the same time the masses. Imagine her looking like any other normal girl her age. She would be just a pretty face and nothing more.
It gets ever more controversial with the next YouTuber. Do you think she is ugly?
6. Lizzie Velasquez
At first glance, Lizzie Velasquez’s YouTube channel might be intended to mock her.
However, the 700,000 subscribers came here for something else rather than bullying and making fun. Once you get past Lizzie’s incredibly awful looks, you get to know the person who she truly is.
Lizzie was diagnosed with the Marfan syndrome, a condition that prevents her body from accumulating any fat. That might sound great, but it is not.
In fact, Lizzie needs an intake of nutrients at given intervals just to keep herself going. She weights under 30 kg and has a blind eye.
The 27-year-old evolved from being a simple YouTuber some even called “The World’s Ugliest Woman” to one of the most sought after motivational speakers. Velasquez activism targets to support vulnerable individuals.
Enough with the positive vibe! Coming your way is a YouTuber that has nothing else in mind than to make you laugh your brains out.
7. Mr. Tinfoil Man
If you came across Mr. Tinfoil Man’s videos, it means you stepped in the weird part of the Internet again.
Unlike most YouTubers on our list, no one knows for sure who the real person behind Mr. Tinfoil Man is. He can either be a serial killer or a patient who escaped from the psychiatric yard.
First seen in 2009, Mr. Tinfoil Man managed to collect over 50,000 subscribers for his channel. Not impressed?
Let’s say the man has no teeth and doesn’t blink. It is a mystery how people endure watching a man wearing tinfoil and trash bags on his head while doing all sorts of crazy stuff.
Mr. Tinfoil’s About page proclaims that everything he does is in the hope of “finding Happiness and Love.” Yeah, right! We do hope he doesn’t completely lose his marbles in the process.
Those with a faint heart or soft stomach should skip reading about the next YouTuber!
8. Adalia Rose
Adalia Rose showed us that the Internet is not picky when it comes to selecting the material that is about to go viral.
Born with an incredible condition called Progeria, Adalia Rose has slim chances of reaching adulthood and living a healthy life. Her body is affected by premature aging and other creepy abnormalities.
How it all started? Let’s go back to 2012 when her mother posted a YouTube video of her dancing in a hula skirt. Yep, that mother had nothing against showing her 5-year-old sick daughter in compromising circumstances.
Like always, the case of Adalia Rose divided public opinion between those that see the positive message and those that take everything as a freak show. Counting more than 500,000 subscribers, her channel is apparently attempting to monetize the incredible fascination people have for such cases.
Little is known about the next YouTuber. See if you can understand his motifs.
9. Tsim Fuckis
Tsim Fuckis is another YouTuber suffering from Progeria.
Unlike Adalia Rose, Tsim Fuckis went off the grid. He was most likely unable to cope with his recently conquered popularity. A more somber theory suggests he is already dead.
The few videos of him that survived on YouTube show a bizarre twist from the motivational speakers we saw earlier on the list. Tsim Fuckis never sent a coherent message, and his persona was constructed just for fun.
At this point, we should mention that being a YouTuber is not an easy job. It’s not enough to come up with a couple of videos that drive people nuts. Building and keeping a momentum is what turns some of them into stars.
Check out the next incredible story of YouTube glory!
10. Emily Jensen
Emily Jensen is an American YouTuber that chose to come forward and change her sad story by making videos and posting them online.
Emily was born with cancer and fought the condition again in early childhood. That left poor Emily with a face deformity that keeps her a good distance away from most beauty standards we know today.
Having more than 240,000 subscribers on her channel, Emily geared a bit away from her troubles and started doing comedy and talking about beauty tips.
All YouTubers kickoff into the limelight with a video that goes terribly viral. “Reacting to Hate Comments” was Emily’s YouTube birth certificate.
But it doesn’t stop there. Emily’s growing popularity allowed her to contact TV actress Sabrina Carpenter. The photo below shows that it doesn’t matter whether you are beautiful or not. All you need is to be famous.
You will respect the next YouTube star once you get to know her!
11. Lili Lo
Lili Lo proves that even small packages can deliver inspiration to millions of YouTube viewers.
In normal circumstances, you would call Lili Lo an exotic beauty, given her Russian ancestry. However, the girl falls a bit short of meeting the beauty standards society uses to judge the human body.
Lili suffers from a rare and complex genetic disorder called McCune-Albright syndrome. To be more precise, Mother Nature is sometimes clumsy when it has to anatomy. Lili experiences abnormal tissue growth all over her body, mostly replacing bones in her head.
Despite her condition and the adversity coming from others, Lili never stopped seeing both inner and outer beauty. The girl learned how to do makeup and centered her videos on teaching other girls the tools of the trade.
Not all YouTubers survive on the long term.
Bird_YT (Brady) is a gaming YouTuber that had a rather short date with fame.
What made him an instant sensation amongst other millions of video uploaders was that he showed the signs of Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS). To be more exact, the muscles around Brady’s eyes failed to offer the needed support, making his face look odd.
What stopped Bird_YT just little under 2,000 subscribers? The 14-year-old went through some technical problems as his home computer broke down a couple of weeks ago. The YouTuber lost good hours of video editing and will probably unbrace an unexpected career hiatus in the future.
While checking his YouTube profile, you might notice that Brady was industrious enough to launch his own apparel. “Join the birdnest today” might not sound as convincing as “Just Do It!”, but the potential is there.
The next YouTube story will make you feel food about yourself.
13. Miranda Willoughby
Miranda Willoughby is one particular YouTuber that will end up melting your heart.
Born paralyzed from the waist down, Myranda saw in her condition the opportunity to make others feel good. No, she doesn’t encourage them to laugh at her!
Instead, Miranda chose to empower people by showing them that life doesn’t end if you are stuck in the same bed for the entire duration. Miranda teaches makeup while sharing her unusual story.
If you are seeking motivation, do her a favor and visit The Miranda Zone Willoughby, the official name of her YouTube channel. With 6,600 subscribers and more than 700,000 individual views, Miranda will appreciate each and every newcomer that can help her reach stardom.
14. Nikki Lilly
Nikki Lilly is an 11-year-old that didn’t let a rare medical condition stay in the way of her dreams.
Nikki Lilly suffers from an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), which means her veins and artery sometimes get tangled in an unusual way. The British girl had the bad luck of developing such an abnormality on her right cheek.
Any other one of us would spend the rest of the life with a burka. But not Lilly! She chose instead to turn her difficulty into a way of empowering girls with trust issues and raising awareness on AVM.
With more than 200,000 subscribers and totaling 11,200,000 views as of February 2017, Nikki Lilly teaches makeup and simple cooking techniques. That might not sound much but consider the fact that the girl also founded an organization that encourages AVM research.
Ready for the weirdest of them all?
15. Benjamin Bennett
Benjamin Bennett offers an 180 degrees turn from what you have seen so far on the list of YouTubers you won’t believe exist.
Benjamin’s channel contains only footage of himself sitting in a Zen-like position and smiling for the camera. You might ask what is special about that and who would lose time watching such videos.
Just go and see for yourself. Benjamin’s videos go on for 4 hours each, meaning that you can skip from time to time. As we speak, the young man reached a total of 250 videos, which gives a phenomenal total pf 1000 hours spent doing nothing.
Benjamin Bennett never justified his strange behavior, but an interview with a magazine that inquired about his case did reveal a motif. Benjamin felt that this was exactly what the Internet was missing.
With 77,000 fans that subscribed to his channel the big question is how many of them watch the videos from start to end.