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Hi, my name is Grace Helbig, if you did not know , now you know! Your life is different now!

Whether starting her own YouTube challenge or sharing her off-the-cuff fashion reviews and hangover tips, Grace Helbig starts every video with this simple line. Its the perfect personification of her self-deprecating and relatable comedy. But more deeply, for many of Helbigs 3.1 million fans, this statement is an affirmation of the difference Helbig has made to young women around the world.

Shes been credited by the Atlantic for using the internet to mentor young teen girls with tendernes and humor, shes become a pioneer of slapstick on YouTube in the process. When she relaunched her her own personal channel ItsGrace( since renamed GracieHinABox) in January 2014, after parting with My Damn Channel, she gained 1.5 million customers in only two and a half weeks. Last August, she reached a new milestone of over 3 million fans.

Her channel, alongside the greats of John and Hank Green, has given legitimacy and character to the developing YouTube community. And to the larger amusement world, Helbig has become a symbol of change, proving that authenticity and a good camera are the things you need to pave your own track to a successful recreation career.

15 fascinating facts about Grace Helbig

1. Helbig was a track star in high school

Helbig grew up in Woodbury, New Jersey, and in January 2013, she was profiled by the local Courier Post. The headline read, Versatile Helbig excels in classroom, on track and now with pole vault.

2. She entered the Miss New Jersey USA pageant rivalry in 2005

A decade before she had her own indicate on the E! Television network, Helbig was struggling to find her first infringe. She arrived at the semifinals, and candidly, marriage like to meet the women who somehow placed higher than her.

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Grace Helbig at VidCon 2012

3. Helbig moved to New York City to pursue improv and standup comedy

After graduating from Ramapos School of Contemporary Arts, summa cum laude no less, she moved to NYC and took class at the Peoples Improv Theater.

4. She initially started making videos to stave off boredom

Helbigs first vlogs were filmed in November 2007, while she used housesitting for their own families in South Orange, New Jersey. That led to her first webseries, Grace n Michelle, with her college roommate Michelle Akin( ne Vargas ).

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