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YouTube review: How Jenna Marbles does it all

Written by TV, TV Reviews

YouTube, which debuted in 2005, is now officially old enough to have its own “veterans.” By that, I mean its content creators – YouTubers – who have stayed relevant for over ten years. 

Since the website is constantly flooded with an increasing number of new users, accomplishing this feat is impressive. Every YouTuber does it in their own way. Some reinvent their image (like Shane Dawson), some set out on a new endeavour (like Jeffree Star), but others almost do nothing at all. Today, I will discuss Jenna ‘Marbles’ Mourey, a veteran YouTuber who is still a household name today.

Jenna is a unique case. It almost seems as though she now puts in less effort in her videos than she did five or more years ago, while still remaining as popular as she was then. It is not her older classic ten-minute-videos that earn her the following she continues to have today, but rather her humorous, charming, and relatable personality. Back in 2011, Mourey released scripted sketches and amusing videos – you know, typical early 2010s content. If you check out her channel now, though, you will see videos entitled ‘Putting 200 Fake Nails on One Nail’ or ‘I Filmed My Dog Whenever He Cried Or Was Nasty For 24 Hours,’ which set out to do exactly what they promise in their title – no clickbait here.

The chemistry and rapport that Mourey has with Julien, the constant appearances her four dogs make, as well as her trademark humor make each of her videos a hit.

Jenna picks the most random ideas and makes countless videos about them. From dipping her hand in paraffin wax and making candles out of her fingers, to giving her boyfriend, Julien, a Bratz doll makeover, Jenna literally does it all. These videos are incredibly entertaining. The chemistry and rapport that Mourey has with Julien, the constant appearances her four dogs make, as well as her trademark humor make each of her videos a hit. 

Jenna is one of the rare cases where her true personality is enough ammunition to create memorable content. She makes a living simply by being herself, and I think we all secretly wish we could have her job.

Last modified: 19th November 2019

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