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How YouTube Star Lele Pons Presents Herself Online

Lele Pons. Photo: Chuck Grant

This month, WNYC’s Note to Self and the Cut are collaborating on a project to explore the question of what it means to be a woman online. Together, we have created a special series of podcasts and portraits called No Filter: Women Owning It Online.

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In this episode, Lele Pons talks to Manoush Zomorodi about finding viral fame at a young age, and the character she portrays in her videos. The Cut’s Allie Jones, who profiled Pons last year, discusses the star’s sense of humor and audience appeal — she has 23 million followers on Instagram, largely teen and tween girls.

YouTube Star Lele Pons on How She Presents Herself Online