Mota: 2014’s Most Searched For “Fashion Designer” on Google

She may be a teenager, but Bethany Mota is already garnering major attention in the fashion world…

The 19-year-old half-Mexican YouTube vlogger and fashionista, a contestant on the most recent season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, was the most searched for “fashion designer” of 2014, according to Google.

Bethany Mota

Mota, also known by her username Macbarbie07, rose to fame in just a few short years with beauty tutorials, fashion lookbooks, and “haul” videos, gaining nearly 8 million subscribers in the process.

In December 2013, the teen sensation partnered with tween retailer Aeropostale to launch her own clothing and accessories line for the brand.

The eponymous line consists of teen staples, including graphic tees (some featuring Mota’s face, $16), oversized skull tote bags ($24), and scented body shimmer ($12).

Since the unveiling, the successful collaboration has led to seasonal collections as well as a bedding collection (particularly popular is the “Motavator” bed in bag set, $109).

Mota beat out some big names on Google’s list, including Kate Spade, Alexander Wang and Valentino, as well the late greats Oscar de la Renta, L’Wren Scott and Edith Flagg.

Rodriguez Named to Time Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Teens List

Rico Rodriguez is a teen sensation and inspiration…

The 16-year-old Latino actor and SAG Award winner, best known for his role as Sofia Vergara’s son on ABC’s Modern Family, has been named to Time magazine’s 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014.

Rico Rodriguez

The names included in the second annual spotlight were selected after the publication “analyzed social-media followings, cultural accolades, business acumen and more.”

Rodriguez was heralded for his scene-stealing role as Manny Delgado on ABC’s smash-hit comedy, as well as the hefty paycheck he gets. According to reports, he’ll earn a whopping $115,000 per episode if the show continues through season eight.

But Rodriguez isn’t the only Latino/a to make the list…

Becky G, named to Billboard’s 21 Under 21 list, earned a spot on the list.

The 17-year-old Mexican American singer/rapper was signed by mega-producer Dr. Luke in 2011 after watching her YouTube covers. The investment paid off: Becky G saw her track, “Shower,” chart in more than a dozen countries and become a top 20 hit in the U.S. this summer. When she’s not writing her own music, she represents CoverGirl as one of its youngest-ever Latina spokeswomen and helps craft tunes for other pop acts, like Cher Lloyd and fellow teen Cody Simpson.

The final Latin artist on the list: Bethany Mota.

The 18-year-old half-Mexican YouTube vlogger and fashionista, a competitor on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars this season, has built her YouTube channel, Macbarbie07, into a massive business—with 7.4 million subscribers, 565 million-plus views, and between $500,000 and $750,000 in annual ad revenue. And now she’s expanding her empire. This year, along with competing on DWTS, Mota served as a guest judge on Project Runway, all while overseeing the clothing line she launched with Aéropostale. She also released her first single, “Need You Right Now.”


Visit Time for the full list, including a Nobel Peace Prize winner, young entrepreneurs, political activists, athletes, chefs and scientists.

Mota Earns Her First-Ever Streamy Award for Fashion Program of the Year

Bethany Mota is a stream sensation…

The 18-year-old half-Mexican YouTube vlogger and fashionista and soon-to-be contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars has won her first-ever Streamy Award.

Bethany Mota

During Sunday’s show at the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom, Mota was named the winner in the Fashion Program category at the 4th annual Streamy Awards, which recognize and honor excellence in online video.

The beauty guru’s YouTube channel — macbarbie07 — has seven million subscribers and features Mota’s hair, makeup, fashion and DIY tutorials. It earned her a fashion line at Aéropostale, and she was featured as part of a YouTube ad campaign.

Meanwhile, received the Audience Award for Show of the Year. The Ecuadorian web series consists of comedic sketches viewed primarily on its YouTube channels, as well as on Ecuadorian television channel Ecuavisa. Ecuadorian filmmakers Leonardo Robalino, Christian Moya, Martín Domínguez and Jorge Ulloa created the channel.

In all, 14 awards were doled out Sunday night. Some awards were previously announced during a reception at YouTube Space LA on Thursday night, including Kirstie Maldonado and her fellow Pentatonix group mates for Best Cover Song.

Meanwhile, Four YouTubers were also presented with the first ever Streamy ICON Awards, which were handed out Friday night at a private dinner at Santa Monica’s 41 Ocean. The award recipients included vlogger Tyler Oakley for his LGBT activism, musician Pitbull for embracing digital, entrepreneur Shay Carl for building an online media empire and beauty blogger Michelle Phan This year’s awards show was

Here’s a complete look at Sunday’s Streamy Award winners:

Audience Choice — Entertainer of the Year
Tyler Oakley

Audience Choice — Show of the Year

Viner of the Year
Brittany Furlan

Smosh Games

Beauty Program

Ensemble Cast
Video Game High School

Kids and Family Series
Kids React

My Drunk Kitchen

Fashion Program
Bethany Mota

Drama Series
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

News and Current Events Show

Action/Sci-Fi Series
Video Game High School

First Person Channel
Jenna Marbles

Original Song
Whistle While I Work It, Chester See

It’s Official… Mota to Compete on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”

It’s official… Bethany Mota will be shaking her tailfeather on television soon.

The 18-year-old half-Mexican YouTube vlogger and fashionista, as previously rumored, has been selected to compete on Season 19 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.

Bethany Mota

Mota, who recently won Choice Female Web Star at the Teen Choice Awards, is among the 13 new dancers for the upcoming season of DWTS, which will premiere on Monday, September 15.

The beauty guru’s YouTube channel — macbarbie07 (7 million subscribers) — features hair, makeup, fashion and DIY tutorials. It earned her a fashion line at Aéropostale, and she was featured as part of a YouTube ad campaign.

Paired with professional dancer Derek Hough, Mota will compete for the coveted mirror ball trophy against the likes of Olympian Lolo Jones, Mean GirlsJonathan Bennett, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air‘s Alfonso Ribeiro and NASCAR great Michael Waltrip.

Other competitors include Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson, actress Lea Thompson of Back to the Future, Ultimate Fighting Champion Randy Couture, legendary comedian Tommy Chong, celebrated talk show host Tavis Smiley, as well as famed fashion designer Betsey Johnson, Pretty Little Liars actress Janel Parrish and General Hospital alum Antonio Sabato, Jr.

Co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announced the celebrity cast live Thursday morning on Good Morning America in Times Square.

The addition of Julianne Hough, named as the fourth judge last month, will add some pizazz this season. Hough won two mirror-ball trophies as a pro during her DWTS run, and will have a permanent spot at the judges’ table next to veterans Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.


Mota to Reportedly Compete on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”

Bethany Mota  may have reason to dance in the near future…

The 18-year-old half-Mexican YouTube vlogger and fashionista has reportedly been cast for season 19 of ABC’s celebrity ballroom dance competition Dancing with the Stars, according to TMZ.

Bethany Mota

If Mota’s casting news holds true, the decision seems to recognize that there’s more to a “star” than someone who appears on a television or film screen. There’s another screen that counts these days… the computer screen.

Not only does the charming and charismatic Mota have more than nine million subscribers across her two YouTube channels (Macbarbie07 and BethanysLife), she also has 3.6 million Instagram followers, 1.9 million on Twitter, and even a line at Aeropostale.

Mota recentlt judged an episode of Project Runway alongside Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen earlier this year, and even scored a winning surfboard at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards for Choice Female Web Star.

Mota would reportedly  dance alongside other reported celebrities: Back to the Future’s Lea Thompson, Pretty Little LiarsJanel Parrish, Olympian Lolo Jones and soap star Antonio Sabato Jr., among others.

Maldonado and Her Pentatonix Group Mates Receive Three Streamy Award Nominations

They’re already YouTube Music Award winners… And, now Kirstie Maldonado and her fellow Pentatonix members have the chance to increase their online award haul.

The half-Mexican American/part-Spanish artist and her a cappella group have earned three nominations for the fourth Streamy Awards, which recognize the best in online video.


Maldonado and Pentatonix, who won NBC‘s singing competition The Sing-Off in 2011, are nominated for Cover Song for their popular “Daft Punk Mashup,” which has garnered more than 87 million views on YouTube. They’re up against former American Idol contestant Andrew Garcia, Andy Lange, Chester See and Josh Golden’s rendition of Katy Perry’s Roar, among other nominees.

Pentatonix are also vying for a Streamy Award in the Musical Artist category. The a capella group, which will release two new albums this year, will compete against Boyce Avenue, Chester See, Cimorelli and Lindsey Stirling.

Lastly, Maldonado and her crew are nominated in the Original Song category. They’re nominated for their single “Love Again.” The song’s official video has garnered more than 10 million views on YouTube.

But Maldonado and Garcia aren’t the only Latino nominees…

YouTube sensation Bethany Mota, aka MacBarbie07, has earned a nod in the Channel, Show, or Series – Fashion category. The 18-year-old Mexican and Portuguese vlogger’s YouTube channel is also up for an Audience Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year. She has generated an estimated $40,000 per month and garnered over 300 million views since she launched it. The “Mota-vator” is an inspiration to pre-teens everywhere who’ve ever struggled with boredom, shyness and bullying. And she’s turned her online success into a fashion empire, even launching the Bethany Mota Clothing and Accessories line at Aeropostale.

Meanwhile, Maiah Ocando has earned three Streamy Award nods. The Venezuelan Spanish-speaking YouTube star, whose channel Visto Bueno has 319,705 subscribers, is nominated for Channel, Show, or Series – Fashion category and First Person – Special. She’ll also compete for the Audience Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year.

In all, this year’s, Streamy Awards will recognize excellence in 47 categories.

“If the caliber of this year’s nominees is any indication, we’re on track for the biggest Streamys ever,” said Executive Producer Drew Baldwin, also the co-founder of Tubefilter. “As the leading producer of live events, dick clark productions is the best possible partner for a show that honors the ever-evolving digital landscape and pioneers who are shaping the future of mainstream entertainment.”

This year’s awards include several new categories, including gaming, beauty, sports, pranks and science and education.

Sixteen of the winners will be announced live at a September 7 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, to be produced by dick clark productions.

The awards show will be streamed online on

The other winners will be announced in a September 4 reception at the YouTube Space L.A., and will be recognized during the September 7 ceremonies.

Here’s a list of the nominees by category.

Channel, Show, or Series –

Overall Comedy
Jenna Marbles
My Drunk Kitchen
Ryan Higa

Almost Royal Goes To YouTube
Parks and Recreation in Europe
Prairie Home Companion Tailgating (Portlandia)
Sesame Street
Vandaveon and Mike (Key and Peele)

Mortal Kombat: Legacy II
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Non-Fiction or Reality
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
PBS Idea Channel

Channel, Show, or Series – Subject

Action and Sci-Fi
Action Movie Kid
Corridor Digital
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II
Red vs. Blue
Video Game High School

Cute Polish
Kandee Johnson
Michelle Phan

Break’n Reality
Dance Showdown
Strictly Ballet

Bethany Mota
Lauren Curtis
Maiah Ocando

Food and Cuisine
Anthony Eats America
Epic Meal Time
Nerdy Nummies
Thristy For…

Smosh Games
SourceFed Nerd

Health and Wellness
Kali Muscle
Tony Horton Fitness

Kids and Family
Convos With My 2-Year-Old
Kid President
Kids React

News and Current Events
Huffpost Live
YouTube Nation

Prank it FWD
Roman Atwood
Stuart Edge

Science and Education
Good Mythical Morning
Mental Floss
The Slow Mo Guys

Dude Perfect
ESPN 30 for 30
My Ink
Red Bull


8-Bit Cinema
Blank on Blank
Bravest Warriors
Simon’s Cat

First Person
Grace Helbig
Justine Ezarik
Maiah Ocando
Tyler Oakley

Bad Timing
Destroy The Alpha Gammas
Little Horribles
Sad Motivator
The Platoon of Power Squadron

Alaa Wardi (Saudi Arabia)
EnchufeTV (Ecuador)
Galo Frito (Brazil)
Neymar Jr: Life Outside the Fields (Brazil)
Noob (France)


Actress in a Comedy
Johanna Braddy, Video Game High School
Brittany Furlan, SHFTY ~ Super Happy Fun Time, Yay!
Mamrie Hart, You Deserve A Drink
Charlotte Newhouse, Idiotsitter
Joanna Sotomura, Emma Approved

Actress in a Drama
Troian Bellisario, Lauren
Ashley Clements, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Kate Conway, Out With Dad
Francesca Eastwood, Oh, You Pretty Things!
Julia Stiles, Blue

Actor in a Comedy
Brent Bailey, Emma Approved
Klarity, SHFTY ~ Super Happy Fun Time, Yay!
David Milchard, Convos With My 2-Year-Old
Paul Scheer, ArScheerio Paul
Jimmy Wong, Video Game High School

Actor in a Drama
David Arquette, Cleaners
Wilson Cleveland, BlackBoxTV Presents
Joey Graceffa, Storytellers
Brian Tee, Mortal Kombat: Legacy II
Daniel Vincent Gordh, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Flula Borg and Chester See, Flula
Zach Galifianakis and President Barack Obama, Between Two Ferns
Harley Morenstein and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Epic Meal Time
Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, and Snoop Dogg, Epic Rap Battles of History
Rooster Teeth, Freddie Wong, iJustine, Greg Miller, and Adam Kovic, The Gauntlet: Season 2

Ensemble Cast
ArScheerio Paul
Next Time On Lonny
The Annoying Orange
Video Game High School


Cover Song
Andy Lange, Chester See, Andrew Garcia, and Josh Golden, Roar (Katy Perry)
Madilyn Bailey, Wake Me Up (Avicii)
Pentatonix, Daft Punk Mashup (Daft Punk)
Pomplamoose, Happy/Get Lucky Mashup (Pharrell Williams)
Postmodern Jukebox, Timber (Pitbull ft. Ke$ha)

Music Video
#SELFIE, The Chainsmokers
Cookie Dance, Chip Chocolate
Finish What We Started, Miles Fisher
Goku vs Superman, Epic Rap Battles of History
Odds Are, Barenaked Ladies

Musical Artist
Boyce Avenue
Chester See
Lindsey Stirling

Original Song
#LEH, Superwoman and Humble The Poet
Airplanes and Terminals, Timothy DeLaGhetto
Love Again, Pentatonix
Never Wanna Let You Go, Megan Nicole
Whistle While I Work It, Chester See


Castrol Footkhana: Neymar Jr. v Ken Block, Andy Ansah, Neymar Jr., and Ken Block
Dance Showdown, Ambrose Respicio and Anze Skrube
Jabbawockeez Presents Regenerate, Jabbawockeez
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, Garrett Warren and Larnell Stovall
Super Power Beat Down, Alvin J. Hsing and Shaun Paul Piccinino

@SummerBreak, Joseph Guidry
Devinsupertramp , Devin Graham
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, Scott Keven
Making A Scene, Bartosz Nalazek
Rocket Jump, John Salmon

Costume Design
Bart Baker, Morgan Christensen and Amanda Hosler
Epic Rap Battles of History, Sulai Lopez
Fallout: Nuka Break, Katie Broad
Video Game High School, Regina Amato, Christina Matthews, Imari Tucker
YouTube Rewind, Annie Rothschild

BlackBoxTV Presents, Tony E. Valenzuela
Eric Wareheim, Eric Wareheim
Lauren, Jon Avnet
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, Kevin Tancharoen
Video Game High School, Freddie Wong

Epic Rap Battles of History, Andrew Sherman, Ryan Moulton, Daniel Turcan, Nice Peter, and Joseph Shahood
Kids React, Dan Seibert, Justin Reager, Benny Fine, Rafi Fine, Jordan Towles
MysteryGuitarMan, Joe Penna, Ryan Morrison
Rocket Jump, Freddie Wong
The Annoying Orange, Dane Boedigheimer, Aaron Massey, Spencer Grove, Matt Sklar

Original Score
Caper, Joe Loduca
Continuum, Damon Criswell
Next Time On Lonny, Leo Birenberg
Red Scare, Giona Ostinelli
RWBY, Jeff Williams

Visual and Special Effects
Action Movie Kid, Daniel Hashimoto
Corridor Digital, Niko Pueringer and Sam Gorski
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, Lars Anderson
Rocket Jump, Freddie Wong
Video Game High School, Chris Bailey and Joseph Cornell

Barely Political, Mark Douglas and Todd Womack
Epic Rap Battles of History, Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette
Husbands, Brad Bell and Jane Espenson
Kid President, Brad Montague and Robby Novak
Red vs. Blue, Burnie Burns and Miles Luna


Vine Comedian
Brittany Furlan
DeStorm Power
Jerome Jarre
Logan Paul

Vine Creativity
Meagan Cignoli
Regal Cinemas
Zach King

Viner of the Year
Brittany Furlan
Cameron Dallas
King Bach
Lele Pons
Marcus Johns

Campaign or Event

Brand Campaign
Backseat Italians (Fiat)
Dear Kitten (Purina Friskies)
Need For Speed: Ken Block’s Gymkhana Six (Need For Speed)
Sloth Week (Animalist)
Superman With a Go Pro (Go Pro)

Live Event
#Tubeathon 2013
Comedy Gives Back 2013
DigiFest NYC 2014
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Live
Steve Aoki: Live at the Shrine

Public Service
International Day of Happiness
Rooster Teeth 24 Hr Extra Life Fundraiser
Sport Relief 2014
Star Wars: Force for Change
YouTube Stars Talk Health Care at the White House


Television Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Right This Minute
Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Audience Choice

Entertainer of the Year

Bethany Mota
Brittany Furlan
Grace Helbig
Jack Vale
Jenna Marbles
Maiah Ocando
Michelle Phan
Ryan Higa
Toby Turner
Tyler Oakley

Show of The Year

Emma Approved
Kids React
Nerdy Nummies
Rooster Teeth
The Philip DeFranco Show
Video Game High School