How Meg DeAngelis Went from Amateur Gymnast to YouTube Star

/ Dec 15, 2014

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This article originally appeared in The Daily Dot

By Michelle Jaworski

While a plethora of YouTubers have made the jump from computer screen to traditional outlets like TV, bookshelves, and beyond, Meg DeAngelis is perfectly content with where she is.

“I think I love the internet so much that I kinda just want to stay on the internet for now,” she told me. “With web shows and stuff, I have a lot of creative freedom there.”

The 19-year-old certainly has a lot of creative freedom on her hands. She started making gymnastics and cheerleading tutorials on YouTube after being inspired by the ones she looked up to more than five years ago, but since then she’s geared her channel more toward lifestyle how-to videos and vlogs.

Initially, DeAngelis only did it for herself. While she watched other tutorials online, she never thought people would actually watch hers, which were more a means of getting better at gymnastics. But the more her flips took over that section of YouTube, the more her growing fan-base wanted to learn about her. She offered a few snippets about her life in videos, almost as an aside — mentioning she’d just come home from school before she started rolling, making a quick comment on how she looked.

People started asking her questions about her life, and she divulged. To her, the viewers weren’t just blank faces watching her on a screen…

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