MTV News: You're a superstar on You Tube now, but I'd love to hear more about what came before all that.When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up and how did that change as you got older?I was spending more time on the internet and I discovered this video -- I think it was Jenna Marbles' "How To Trick People Into Thinking You're Good Looking" -- and I was like, what is this? One day I spontaneously had an idea and thought, hey, I'm not going to do an audio recording of this -- I'm going to actually make a video of it. You should have seen the amount of time I spent on my hair and my makeup and my outfit and my everything, and I stood in front of the camera and read off a piece of paper and it was the most horrible, awkward, cringeworthy interview.
You've likely seen Lilly Singh, aka IISuperwoman II, on a building near you.
The triple threat -- she's a motivational speaker, stand-up comedian AND singer -- is part of You Tube's "You Give Life Character" advertising campaign, which is why you see her and many other You Tubers' smiling faces popping up on billboards across the globe.
I don't want them to have to know about Lilly or care about me as a person to enjoy my content.
After a long day at work, I want someone to come home, turn on my video and think, "Oh my god, how girls get ready?
Only 70 people watched it -- I vividly remember it being 70 -- but I was like, 70 people is a lot of people for this video I just spontaneously put out.