Inside the world of JaidenAnimations: The animator who hid PewDiePie memes in YouTube Rewind

Animator JaidenAnimations has gained a huge amount of attention recently after she hid references to creators like PewDiePie in YouTube Rewind after they were snubbed by YouTube. But that’s not all there is to her.

The 21-year-old, who has a following of more than five million, grabbed the internet’s attention when YouTube Rewind was released.

As outrage took over, with viewers fuming that creators like PewDiePie and Logan Paul had been snubbed in favour of mainstream celebrities like Will Smith, eagle-eyed viewers noticed one section was filled to the brim with references.

Despite it only lasting a couple of seconds, Jaiden had managed to sneak references to YouTube phenomena like: ‘Sub to PewDiePie’, Logan Paul v KSI, Logan’s pet parrot Maverick, and dubious meme ‘Ugandan Knuckles’ into her animated section.

Jaiden hid tons of references in the background of her animation (Picture: Youtube/ Dean Noroozi)

And those are just the parts that people have figured out so far.

Starting her channel in 2014, she’s kept her trademark style, telling followers that she wants to share ‘anything to make you laugh or brighten up your day a little bit.’ Jumping from 100,000 to a million subscribers in her first year, her audience has grown steadily since.

While she began animating for fellow YouTuber iHasCupcake, she’s now known in her own right, sharing hilarious, relatable stories.

It took a long time for Jaiden to post her face anywhere online, preferring to go by her animated character.

Youtube Rewind broke my animation up so I thought I’d share with you the entire clip so the hard work doesn’t go to waste and you can see it :] (and the process steps as well) Thanks for watching and hope you enjoy my memes pic.twitter.com/mpQjPDzK0z

— JaidenAnimations (@JaidenAnimation) December 6, 2018

In her video Why I Don’t Have A “Face Reveal”, she explained that she has suffered from bulimia and issues with her body image.

‘I don’t want people to have an opinion of my content and who I am based on what I look like,’ she explained. ‘We live in a society that almost revolves around appearance.’

She added: ‘My standards slowly started getting higher and higher without me realising how bad it was getting. By the end of high school, I wasn’t good enough for anything,’ before admitting that she then suffered with an eating disorder.

‘I don’t know what happened but eventually I was able to break through and tell myself this wasn’t what I wanted,’ she revealed, explaining that she eventually was able to recover.

This year, she was picked to feature in YouTube’s Everyone Loves Rewind, creating an epic short animation for the video. Although it ended up being broken up, she shared the complete thing, with process steps on her Twitter.

‘Youtube Rewind broke my animation up so I thought I’d share with you the entire clip so the hard work doesn’t go to waste and you can see it :] (and the process steps as well),’ she said.

‘Thanks for watching and hope you enjoy my memes.’

We definitely did.

Afterwards, she gained huge amounts of attention, partly fuelled by PewDiePie fans noticing the ‘Sub to PewDiePie’ Easter egg and the inclusion of his red and black gaming chair.

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