Elle Mills

Elle Mills (born July 17, 1998),[2] also known by her YouTube username ElleOfTheMills, is a Canadian YouTube vlogger. She won the "Breakout YouTuber" category at the 10th Shorty Awards in 2018.[3] Her videos have been compared to the films of John Hughes.[4][5]

Elle Mills
Elle Mills in August 2018
Personal information
BornElle Janet Mills[1]
(1998-07-17) July 17, 1998
Mitch Azevedo
(m. 2017; ann. 2018)
YouTube information
GenreComedy, vlog
Subscribers1.82 mil
(October 08, 2019)
Total views156 mil
(October 08, 2019)
100,000 subscribers 2017
1,000,000 subscribers 2018

YouTube career

Mills was born in the Philippines and raised in the Ottawa, Ontario area.[6] She began making home videos when she was eight years old.[7] In high school, she was inspired to become a YouTuber by watching the YouTube videos of Grace Helbig and Casey Neistat.[8] At the beginning of 2017, she had about 15,000 subscribers on YouTube. Her channel gained subscribers very quickly after her coming-of-age videos went viral later that year. In particular, her November 2017 coming out video, in which she came out as bisexual, pushed her over the million-subscriber mark.[4][7] She signed with Fullscreen in June 2017,[9] and they produced her first ever tour in the spring of 2018.[6] By the end of 2017, her channel had over 915,000 subscribers,[3] and she surpassed 1 million subscribers in February 2018.[10] That May, she suffered a mental breakdown and posted a video announcing that she would take a break from making new videos. She returned to YouTube a month later.[11][12] She signed with United Talent Agency in December 2018.[7]


  1. "Jelly Bean Breakfast Taste Test". YouTube. 2019-09-03. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  2. "Elle Mills (@millselle)". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  3. "Elle Mills". The Shorty Awards. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  4. Ohlheiser, Abby (2018-10-23). "Elle Mills is the celebrity every YouTuber wants to be. But her fame came at a price". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  5. "'It's addicting': Elle Mills on YouTube and the pressure to get views". CBC Radio. 2018-10-02. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  6. Spangler, Todd (2018-03-15). "YouTube Rising Star Elle Mills Sets First Live Tour With Fullscreen". Variety. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  7. Sun, Rebecca (2018-12-14). "UTA Signs YouTube Breakout Elle Mills (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  8. Lanning, Carly (2018-03-27). "The cinematic storytelling of Elle Mills' vlogs". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  9. Lorenz, Taylor (2018-02-01). "The Teen Taking Back Practical Jokes From YouTube's Bros". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  10. Gutelle, Sam (2018-05-21). "In New Video, Elle Mills Talks Mental Health, A Break From Social Media, And Being "Burnt Out At 19"". Tubefilter. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  11. "YouTube sensation Elle Mills opens up about suffering a breakdown due to pressure". Women in the World. 2018-10-25. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  12. Sydell, Laura (2018-08-13). "The Relentless Pace Of Satisfying Fans Is Burning Out Some YouTube Stars". NPR. Retrieved 2018-12-28.

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