For a while now, YouTube has been home to dozens of “celebrities” that you might not have ever heard of. But in weekly videos, these YouTubers discuss their lives and obsessions while millions of subscribers watch and share. The business of viral videos is just that, with sponsorships and native advertising allowing these personalities to collect pretty substantial paychecks based on views and subscribers. The idea of video sensations crosses into strange territory when the YouTuber is acting out as a character, rather than themselves.
That’s the case for these four girls who’ve have found fame on the video sharing site by imitating the lives of living dolls. With over 128 million collective views (larger than any Super Bowl audience), the videos feature each girl in eccentric make-up and costumes, artificially altering their appearance to look like baby dolls. The characters come complete with personalities and high-pitched voices to complete their digital personas.
Take a look at some of the living dolls’ videos below.
Wang Jia Yun
Alodia Kiyomi Gwiyomi
[h/t So Bad So Good]