[10/13/21 - 04:23 PM]
YouTube Originals to Premiere "Instant Influencer with ZHC" on October 27
ZHC will host the eight-part series along with co-host Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, and a number of celebrity guest judges, including YouTubers Lele Pons, MatPat and Carter Sharer.

[via press release from YouTube]



LOS ANGELES, CA, OCTOBER 13, 2021-- Today, YouTube Originals announced that "Instant Influencer with ZHC," season two of the popular competition series, will premiere on October 27. Hosted by artist and YouTube content creator Zach 'ZHC' Hsieh (22.9M Subscribers), the show will follow 10 aspiring YouTube artists competing for $100,000 and the title of 'Instant Influencer.' ZHC will host the eight-part series along with co-host Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, and a number of celebrity guest judges, including YouTubers Lele Pons, MatPat and Carter Sharer.

Host Zach 'ZHC' Hsieh is best known for videos showcasing his creative designs on everything from traditional canvases to phones, cars, and even houses. Contestants will similarly be asked to put their best creativity and artistry on display through a variety of challenges, including building a mascot from 10,000 lbs of clay, painting while under a bed, and collaborating with YouTubers Brooke Monk, Ashley Strong, Jordan Matter, and Neekolul to customize two iPads - all while also shooting a video about their process.

Season two contestants include Ryan Murray (Columbus, IN), Joseph Arning (Clarksville, TN), Nick Aguilar (Tampa, FL), David Unthank (Cincinnati, OH), Sophie Strudwick (Los Angeles, CA), Marissa Como (Mount Sinai, NY), Tyler Clark (Chicago, IL), JaNeisha Brown (Albuquerque, NM), Jadon Coble (Greensboro, SC) and Kirsten Coffey (Neosho, MO). Throughout the season, these contestants will be challenged to see who has what it takes to be crowned the title of Instant Influencer. New episodes of the eight-part competition series will be released weekly starting October 27 and will be available for free on ZHC's Official YouTube Channel.

"Instant Influencer with ZHC" is produced by Brian Graden Media and executive produced by Brian Graden, Dave Mace, Catherine Keithley Lawson, Patrick J. Doody, Michael Gordon and Zach Hsieh. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Alex Piper, Head of Unscripted and Ryan Bratton, Development Executive, will oversee the series for YouTube Originals.

This series continues YouTube's commitment to bringing personality and creator-driven content to fans around the world including recent hits such as "Retro Tech," the Emmy-nominated learning series starring Marques Brownlee, and an intimate docuseries with GRAMMY(R) Award-winning singer-songwriter, producer, New York Times best selling author and entrepreneur Alicia Keys. Upcoming projects include a second interactive special with YouTube Creator Markiplier (28.9M Subscribers), a follow-up to his first special "A Heist With Markiplier," as well as a third installment of "The Creator Games Presented by MrBeast" and the third and final season of "Liza on Demand" starring YouTube's Liza Koshy.

About Zach 'ZHC' Hsieh:

Zach Hsieh, aka ZHC, is an American artist, philanthropist and content creator with over 22.9 million YouTube subscribers. Running one of the largest channels on the internet, Zach has taken the meaning of the word "creator" to another level. Utilizing pencils, paints and inks, Zach creates dazzling designs on just about anything, including: canvases, iPhones and Teslas and has even redesigned entire schools and hospital wings. Originally from San Jose, CA, Zach began filming art tutorials, challenges and vlogs with his girlfriend Michelle. As the popularity of ZHC skyrocketed, Zach began incorporating wild philanthropy into his videos with giveaways and contests like "Customizing Everything In An Apple Store, Then Giving It Away" and "I Customized A Hospital, Then Paid Everyone's Medical Bills". Now a staple in the YouTube community, Zach has collabed with industry juggernauts like MrBeast, Charli D'Amelio and Steve Aoki, consistently releasing viral hit after hit. Zach's eye-popping content is both hilarious and inspiring, making him one of the most beloved family friendly content creators on the planet.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube's two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform's growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform's official blog at https://blog.youtube/.

About Brian Graden Media:

Brian Graden Media (BGM) is a production company in Hollywood, CA. From the Emmy Award-winning series Create Together with Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Streamy Award-winning Instant Influencer and Escape the Night, to true crime documentary The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway for Oxygen, Brian Graden Media's guiding principle is bringing great people with incredible stories to television, selling to over 40 networks including NBC, Netflix, Facebook Watch, E!, CNBC, A&E, Disney Channel, Bravo, Nickelodeon, Peacock, WeTV, and many others.

About Night Media:

Night Media is a multimedia talent management company and creative outpost for the largest creators on the internet. Founded by former sports agent turned digital talent manager, Reed Duchscher, Night Media is known for their groundbreaking entrepreneurial ventures such as MrBeast Burger and the YouTube Originals "Creator Games."' Their roster includes a diverse array of industry juggernauts like MrBeast, ZHC, Preston, Azzyland, Matt Stonie, Moriah Elizabeth, and others, whose viewership garners over 3 Billion views per month. Night Media is known for making a positive impact in the world with their creators donating to charitable endeavors.

  [october 2021]  


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