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Bethany Mota began making Web videos when she was 13 years old. Home schooled and cyber bullied, the California teen says she used YouTube as an outlet, a "safe place" for herself and anyone like her. From make-up tutorials to fashion chats to DIY, six years in, she is one of the biggest YouTube stars with more than 9.1 million subscribers.
Mota, now 19, was one of 12 YouTube creators chosen to take part in a "speed dating" session during last week's VidCon in Anaheim, Calif.,