This year’s Red-and-White Day celebration at York marked the triumphant return of celebrated YouTube personality and York alumna Lilly Singh (BA ’10) to her alma mater. Singh, aka IISuperwomanII, was at the University for the lunchtime spirit rally just days after meeting America’s First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss her efforts to break girl-on-girl hate through her #GirlLove challenge.
An Indo-Canadian YouTube personality, vlogger, comedian, actress and rapper, Singh, who is better known by her YouTube username IISuperwomanII, has experienced phenomenal success. Since beginning her channel in October 2010, her videos have received over 1.4 billion views, and her channel has accumulated over 9.8 million subscribers.
She was declared by People magazine as being “one to watch” and in 2016, she was ranked eighth on the Forbes magazine list of the world’s highest paid YouTube stars, earning a reported $3 million in 2015. She was also recognized by Forbes as being one of the top 30 under 30. Her accolades to date include an MTV Fandom Award, a Streamy Award and two Teen Choice Awards.