Young stars of YouTube and Instagram
When and how did children as young as two become superstars?
Social media may have had something to do with it.
We've rounded up a list of kiddos changing the fame game, achieving immense popularity with their humour, creativity and cuteness factor (yes that's a thing) across YouTube and Instagram.
Here are a few of the kids taking over our social feeds
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Ava Ryan is only 7-years-old but her comedic timing is on another level.
Follow the links below for more from this flawless comedy queen:
YouTube: Katie Ryan
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DJ Arch Jnr
Oratile Hlongwane AKA DJ Arch Jnr is the South African boy wonder who at only 3 years won SA's Got Talent, the youngest winner in the competition's history.
It's been two years since then and the junior jockey now plays alongside local and international talent, closing last year's South African Film and Television Awards, as well as being a major attraction at the 2016 Back to the Old Skool concert, which also featured global act DJ Roger Sanchez.
DJ Arch Jnr is a huge star on YouTube, with his channel receiving more than 19 million views!
For more Arch check out his YouTube channel, DJ Arch Jnr.
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Little How To Girl
Need to clear a drain? Change a door lock or the oil of your car? The Little How To Girl has a DIY video for virtually every chore — including how to vacuum.
She's only 3 years old, and for a toddler she's got mad skills.
For these and other chores made easy, check out the Little How To Girl channel.
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Scout Penelope is the cute-as-a-button tot who's Instagram account, managed by mom Ashley Larson, has a following of more than 70 000.
Styled by her mother, Scout is not only a mini-fashionista but also a master of dress-up, perfectly matching the looks of her heroes, from Hollywood stars and movie characters to her grandma Diane Willoughby – who survived a grueling battle with cancer at 57.
She's just too precious.
Following the stylish cutie pie's Instagram account, hello.scout.
The Mazzy Show
Seeing food being prepared is already fun on its own — add an adorable 2-year-old and its no wonder that The Mazzy Show has had more than 250 000 views.
The awesome recipes are easy to follow and it might be lots of fun to cook along with your little one.
Catch more Mazzy here.
Fashion By Mayhem
Already a New York Fashion Week regular, Sydney Keiser, who goes by the name Mayhem on her mother's Instagram account, is a 4-year-old designer whose red carpet replicas (like the one below) have gained her not only 439 000 followers but also a clothing collection with the major brand J.Crew.
The raw materials she uses for her creations include paper, plastic bags and tape. Genius.
See more insanely creative designs by following FashionByMayhem's links below:
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Cory Nieves went from selling hot chocolate to help his mother save for a car to launching an incredibly successful cookie company — Mr. Cory's Cookies — all by the age of 6.
His Instagram account has more than 30 000 followers, and that's just the tip of the iceberg for this young mogul with a killer sense of style, and a personality sweet as pie.
He's been featured on the American TV show MasterChef Junior, and at 12 scored a spot on Fortune Magazine's 18 Under 18, a list of inspiring entrepreneurs still in the throws of adolescence.
To follow the Mr. Cory check out the links below:
YouTube: Mr. Cory's Cookies
Ranz Kyle and Niana Guerrero
You may not know them by name, but Ranz Kyle and Niana Guerrero are the brother-and-sister duo who have been all over social media with their crazy dance videos and funny antics.
They have separate channels on YouTube, which together have had more than 380 million views to date.
They're big on entertaining and inspiring.
Follow the links below for more Ranz and Niana:
Facebook: Ranz and Niana
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