Round 1 (B4)
Justine Ezarik (Life Caster)
On May 29, 2007, live on Justin.tv, a new Internet queen was born. Justine took to the airwaves in a nonprofit stream that followed her everyday life known as iJustine. Since then she has had five YouTube channels with more than 2,500 videos. She has made the transition over the years from the Internet to television and had guest roles on shows such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Criminal Minds, and Vampire Diaries. Still going strong on YouTube today, she has more than 1.5 million subscribers and still pumps out fresh new content even as she dabbles in Hollywood. She was one of the first broadcasters to hit the airwaves on Justin.tv and for that we welcome Justine to the 2014 Internet Goddess Tournament!
Singer and Actress Amy Walker is another Australian gem who had garnered much attention from her YouTube video 21 Accents in addition to her more than 100 other videos on YouTube. Her videos have reached an audience of well over 19 million viewers. Her success on YouTube has earned her appearances on both The Today Show and Inside Edition. Although her activity on YouTube has died down as of late, you can still find all of her impressions, reenactments, and highlights on her channel. You get to experience the the wonderful voice of Amy Walker in multiple ways, and here's hoping to us getting more! For now, she lands herself a spot on the 2014 Internet Goddess Tournament!
So Fanboys and Fangirls: Who advances? iJustine or 21 Accents?
Round 1 (B4)
Jessica Nigri (Cosplay, Vlogger)
If you are an avid follower of Cosplay—hell, even if you know nothing about cosplay—you would know Jessica Nigri. She's that really attractive girl who shows up on your Facebook once or twice a day. At the young age of 24, she has taken the Internet and convention worlds by storm by dressing as the hottest, nerdiest girl possible. Think of one of your favorite female characters from a video game or comic book series, chances are Jessica Nigri has graced a convention as said character. Without a shadow of a doubt Jessica Nigri has earned a spot on the 2014 Internet Goddess Tournament.
Taryn Southern (Singer, Writer, Actress)
Our next contestant has many talents as well as some notable roles as she builds up her acting resume. However, Taryn Southern got her start via the likes of YouTube. She is both a singer-songwriter and producer of the YouTube hit "Hott4Hill." With the success of this video, Taryn was able to take off and grab many more roles on television as well as place in the top 50 of the third season of American Idol. Still actively landing roles on television as well as on the web, Taryn stays busy and has also landed herself onto the 2014 Internet Goddess Tournament!
So my fellow nerds: Who's taking it? The Queen of Cosplay or The "Hott4Hill" Star?
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