Welcome to YouTube Millionaires, where we profile channels that have recently crossed the one million subscriber mark. There are channels crossing this threshold every week, and each has a story to tell about YouTube success. Read previous installments of YouTube Millionaires here.
In 2011, at the age of 15, Chachi Gonzales rose to prominence thanks to her role as a member of the team that won the sixth season of the TV series America’s Best Dance Crew. Five years later, Gonzales continues to shake it on YouTube. With more than 1.1 million subscribers, she’s one of the Internet’s most popular dancers, and she matches her artistic skills with a fun-loving personality. When she’s not sharing her latest routine, she updates her viewers with vlogs and sketches. The many elements of her life were the subject of the Go90 series Chachi’s World, which recently launched its second season. Here’s what Gonzales — who is partnered with Izo’s DanceOn, had to say about her videos.
Tubefilter: How does it feel to have one million subscribers on YouTube? What do you have to say to your fans?
Chachi Gonzales: It still feels so surreal to me that I have a million subscribers. It makes me so excited that so many people love what I post! I just always want to thank my fans, they are the absolute best. They never let me down and are always there with constant love and support.
TF: How would you say your YouTube videos fit into your life as an entertainer?
CG: I have many outlets to express myself but YouTube videos give me the opportunity to share my work with anyone in the world.
TF: Your fans have been able to watch you grow up on the Internet. How does that make you feel?
CG: Growing up under the public eye can come with challenges, but I think my supporters have had a very positive impact on who I am today.
TF: What’s one way you think your videos have improved since you started making them?
CG: I’ve had the honor of meeting so many talented videographers lately. I think the production value on my YouTube channel has improved tremendously!
TF: On a similar note, would you say your dance style has evolved in any meaningful ways?
CG: With the amazing traveling I’ve gotten to do, I gained so many stories along the way. My pieces have become reflections of cool moments in my life.
TF: What is your approach to branded content?
CG: I love to keep branded content as genuine as possible. I love working with brands that are in line with I like to promote — fun and positivity.I keep it light and fun!
TF: What would you say was your main goal for your go90 series?
CG: I want to give fans a peek inside of what my reality is. My life is so incredible because of them and they should see how much they mean to me. I want to give people the opportunity to see that anything is possible with hard work and they should follow their dreams always!
TF: What has inspired you to create beauty, fashion, and DIY videos beyond your dance content?
CG: I’ve always had a big love for beauty. I loved playing around with makeup and crafts. It’s fun for me and I love that I can share it.
TF: What’s next for your channel? Any fun plans?
CG: I will be releasing more fun concept dance pieces and taking the production value to a higher level! Excited to share what I’ve been working on.
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