Colleen Ballinger-Evans is the brains and personality behind global YouTube sensation Miranda Sings, an international phenomenon whose channel has amassed 10 million devoted subscribers and over a billion views. With a thriving touring business, a gaming app, and a one-hour comedy special based on her New York Times #1 Bestselling book Selp Helf, Colleen?s eccentric alter ego continues to grow beyond the digital world. She is currently in production for her new Netflix series, Haters Back Off!, premiering this fall.
Miranda Sings is a character created by comedian and singer Colleen Ballinger. Her videos have gone viral with over 24 million views on YouTube. The character of Miranda Sings is a satire of increasingly common YouTube videos featuring mediocre or even bad, but egotistical, singers who film themselves singing as a form of self-promotion, and who ignore the realistic or cruel comments of "haters" commenting on their videos. Miranda Sings is from Tacoma, Washington. She sings comically off-key, is self-absorbed and has a sassy attitude. She responds to viewers who take the videos seriously with the catchphrase "Haters back off!" telling her critics that they are "just jealous" and that "haters make me famous". The character includes facial tics, particularly unusually active eyebrows, a crooked smile and pronunciation quirks. In place of lyrics that she cannot remember, the character "scat" sings. She also wears lipstick drawn beyond the borders of her lips, dresses in mismatched and out-of-style clothing