10 phenomenal Hispanic creators you should check out

10 phenomenal Hispanic creators you should check out

From September to October, everyone gathers online over social media to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

By collectively spotlighting creators who share a common Hispanic heritage, they help get visibility on phenomenal and sometimes unknown individuals who have something interesting to share with the world.

Whether they excel at discussing the latest and greatest video games or their tips for looking and feeling good in our lives, these Hispanic creators standout as excellent examples of positivity online and Hispanic representation in media.

In this list, we’ve gathered ten creators from different corners of the internet that you should check out for Hispanic Heritage month. Whether you’re someone who is Latino/Latina/Latinx or just want to see what other content is out there for you to enjoy, our list has something for everyone.

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  • 1 Danny Pena

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    Danny Pena is the founder of video game podcast and website, Gamertag Radio. For over a decade Danny has covered the video game industry in great detail, getting incredibly big interviews and exclusives from many of the top companies in the field.

    Not only does his content get posted on many different podcast outlets (such as iTunes, Audioboom, Podmatic, etc) and the Gamertag Radio website, but it is also shared on places like YouTube and Twitch.

    In 2015, Danny Pena was inducted as the first Latino creator into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame for his continuous work with Gamertag Radio and the community of fans it has grown. Danny currently still publishes new episodes of his podcast weekly, as well as new videos on YouTube and livestreaming over Twitch.

  • 2 Tiffany Herrera

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    Tiffany Herrera, also known as iHasCupquake, is one of the larger Hispanic creators who has been making content related to gaming for a long time. She has a background in fine arts, which has been one of the cornerstones of her content that she has posted on places like YouTube.

    Her channel has accumulated more than 6.5 Million subscribers, and she has over a million on both Instagram and Twitter. Hererra started out posting various tutorials for World of Warcraft players on the Machinima, as well as speed art videos that became really popular.

    Eventually she launched a series called “The Art of Gaming” which focused on making artwork in relation to different gaming series. As a larger creator online, Hererra has continuously expressed her love for video games and being creative, while also promoting positivity and inclusiveness within the gaming community. Hererra continues to post new videos daily on her YouTube channel.

  • 3 RealityChangers

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    A trait that a lot Hispanics share is their emphasis on having a close, tight-knit family. On YouTube, it’d be very hard to find another channel that displays this more than the Narvaezs family, better known as RealityChangers.

    Jorge Narvaez grew to fame online when he published videos on YouTube of himself and his daughters singing covers of popular songs, including the single “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes.

    After this went viral, both he and his daughter Alexa appeared on America’s Got Talent, CNN, and The Ellen Degeneres Show. The Narvaezs family has since continued posting vlogs and music covers to their channel, which has accumulated a very large audience.

    Their videos showcase their appreciation for Hispanic culture and art around the world, but also the love they have for one-another.

  • 4 Maya Murillo

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    Maya Murillo is a Latina creator who makes videos on a variety of topics, offering lots of interesting and engaging content for her audience.

    On YouTube, her channel Maya in the Moment has videos that range from vlogs about her personal life, custom love songs, and quick fun comedy videos. Maya also speaks passionately about topics related to plus size models and more on both her social media and her YouTube videos.

    Original Maya had grown in popularity from posting content on Vine before making more content for YouTube, which eventually led to her joining with online website BuzzFeed as a producer.

    Maya has been featured for her work over the years in places like CBS News, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and appeared in a commercial for AT&T Latino. You can still find Maya posting new videos on her YouTube channel and interacting with fans on social media.

  • 5 David Lopez

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    David Lopez originally garnered attention with his videos over Vine, but later moved his content to YouTube when the website shut down.

    Lopez makes comedic short videos that touch on a variety of topics, including some of his Mexican-American background. Lopez's fun sense of humor has allowed his channel to reach nearly a million subscribers on YouTube, as well as enabled him to collaborate on content with companies like Virgin Mobile and El Telenovela.

    New videos from Lopez are frequently posted on his YouTube channel and he regularly updates his Instagram page with new content.

  • 6 Nicole Guerriero

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    Nicole Guerriero has been posting video content online since 2010, with her love for makeup and fashion dating back to when she was a young girl.

    The majority of her content is focused on beauty and makeup tutorials that give people instructions on creating different looks for almost any occasion. Her YouTube videos have reached an audience of nearly three million people and it continues to grow with each new piece of content she publishes online.

    Guerriero also runs a blog called “Naturally Nicole” which features more content related to current fashion trends, tutorials, and more. Because of the popularity of her content, Guerriero has been sponsored by major fashion and makeup companies, such as bareMinerals and Clinique, to make video content for her audience.

    Guerriero continues to create beauty and fashion related videos on YouTube, while also posting frequently on to her large social media following over Twitter and Instagrm.

  • 7 Maiah Ocando

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    Maiah Ocando is an actress, and one of the few creators that makes separate content in both Spanish and English on YouTube.

    Though the majority of her content on YouTube is geared towards Spanish speaking audiences, she has a separate channel for fans who prefer watching videos in English.

    Ocando created a web series called Visto Bueno for her main channel, which went on to be nominated for two Streamy Awards in 2013. Her work has been featured in a number of different places since then, and in 2017 she co-created one of the first hour long Spanish podcast shows in the United States called “No sé, Dime tú".

    Ocando posts videos regularly on her main Spanish channel and record her podcast on places like iTunes.

  • 8 Annie Segarra

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    Annie Segarra is a creator on YouTube that is also an intersectional activist for LGBT rights online. She makes weekly video content on her channel that discuss topics on current events, mental health, gender identity, body image and much more.

    Segarra also takes time to spotlight and recommend other Hispanic/Latinx creators on the platform, including a lot of lesser known creators from both inside and outside of the LGBT community.

    Back in 2017, Segarra was featured on NBC Latino 20 for her work on the “Future is Accessible” shirt campaign, promoted during the 2017 Women’s March. The shirt was intended to spotlight the difficulty that disabled people faced when wanting to participate in the march.

    Segarra continues to make weekly vlogs on her channel and be active on social media.

  • 9 Kat Lazo

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    Kat Lazo is a creator of many talents online, with a variety of content that celebrates her Hispanic heritage while also challenging the norms of modern society.

    She is a director, producer, public speaker, and on-camera host that has collaborated with companies like MTV, BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and more. She also posts videos on her personal YouTube channel ThreeKatsMeoww that focus on topics that are important to her.

    Lazo also wrote and hosted the web series “The Kat Call” for the digital platform We Are Mitú, which focused on exploring and debunking a lot of misconceptions and taboos about the Hispanic community. Currently, Lazo still posts regularly on social media and is associate producing a documentary about Reggaeton by Mass Appeal.

  • 10 Eleonora Pons Maronese

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    Eleonora Pons Maronese, better known as Lele Pons, is a massively popular internet personality who got her start posting content on Vine.

    She is an actress, dancer, singer, and on-camera host. Maronese began posting content on YouTube after Vine had shut down, where she focused on creating sketch comedy videos that became so popular that her channel garnered more than 11 million subscribers.

    Besides making content online, she launched a jewelry collection named UNO Magnetic, as well as co-writing a novel in 2016 titled Surviving High School.

    In May of 2018, Maronese was chosen to become the host of “La Voz… Mexico”, a singing competition show similar to “American Idol” and spinoff of the original “La Voz” show. Eleonora continues to make new video content for her YouTube channel weekly, while also preparing for other projects in 2018 and beyond.

Staff Writer