The 2016 Shorty Awards winners were announced last week, with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Taraji P. Henson, Misty Copeland and Troye Sivan earning top awards for internet influence in their respective trades. However, while there are plenty of celebrity influencers, the Shorty Awards recognized native social influencers on Vine, Snapchat, Periscope, Instagram and YouTube.
DJ Khaled won Snapchatter of the Year for his outrageous and infinitely meme-worthy inspiration. Khaled has amassed more than 20 million followers on Snapchat, and he was also named one of Time’s most influential people on the internet.
87-year-old Baddie Winkle won Instagrammer of the Year in the Creative and Design category. After being discovered by Miley Cyrus, she was launched into internet stardom. Now she’s the face of the Dimepiece LA clothing brand and an advocate for body positivity, anti-ageism and pro-legalization.
Actor, comedian and internet personality Andrew Bachelor, aka King Bach, won top honors as most popular Viner of the Year. Artist and film maker Zack King won best Vine Artist, and Us the Duo won Best Vine Musician, while MeechOnMars and Mikaela Long tied for Best Vine Comedian.
Longtime internet influencer Casey Neistat won YouTuber of the Year for his daily vlogs, which have earned him more than 1 million subscribers. Roman Atwood won Best YouTube Comedian, A Sprinkle of Glitter won Best YouTube Guru and violinist Lindsey Stirling won Best YouTube Musician.
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