Mane Entertainment invites Jenna Marbles

Youtube sensation Jenna Marbles talked to LMU students about her success with her weekly videos, gaining over 14 million YouTube subscribers. 

“Get at me, baes,” Jenna Mourey, better known as Jenna Marbles said as Mane Entertainment kicked off its “All Access Q&A” session with the YouTube star last Thursday night in Burns Back Court. A celebrity in her own right, Mourey has acquired over 14 million YouTube subscribers. With her weekly videos, dubbed “Sexual Wednesdays,” her brash yet honest sense of humor is what has given this YouTube sensation the cult following she deserves.

Wearing a gray cardigan, leggings and black stiletto boots, Mourey glowed as she walked with fellow video blogger and boyfriend, Julien Solomita, who was following closely behind. Hundreds of fans eagerly waited to ask Mourey questions, mainly about her creative process, love life and, of course, her two dogs, Kermit and Marbles, and her new puppy, Peach, who have become little stars themselves.

Frequently featured in her videos, Kermit, a miniature Italian greyhound with a cartoon-like personality and Marbles, a small, feisty chihuahua, have their own Internet following. Each has its own Twitter and Instagram account as well as a line of plush dog toys. So, yes, you too can have your very own Kermit and Marbles.

Though Mourey humbly claimed she “didn’t know what she was doing [speaking] at LMU,” she is no stranger to higher education, having obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Suffolk University and her master’s in sport psychology and counseling at Boston University.

When Mourey found herself unable to find a job in her field, she discovered YouTube and purchased her first MacBook, teaching herself the ins and outs of iMovie. Originally thinking the videos she uploaded could only be seen by her friends and family, she soon saw the effect she had on outside viewers when she released a video in 2010 titled “How To Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good Looking,” which was viewed over 5.3 million times in its first week.

With such a huge following, there are bound to be those who are anti-Marbles. And yes, Jenna admitted to reading the slew of negative YouTube comments left by her subscribers and other viewers on her videos. When asked how she deals with that negativity, Mourey responded, “Take your little rainbow, ride straight on it, and just go.” Take that, haters.

This is the opinion of Bianca Andrea, a senior English major from San Luis Obispo, California. Tweet comments to @LALoyolan or email ibabadjanian@theloyolan.com.

spo, California. Tweet comments to @LALoyolan or email ibabadjanian@theloyolan.com.

(1) comment

PatrioticUSGlory

I'm confused. She deserves a "cult following"? With so many millions of YouTube views I'd think she'd be viewed as popular. Oh well. Confusing her with Chelsea Handler anyway, but with tiny dogs...

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