Dylan Zhang (born: February 9, 1996YouTube vlogger and internet personality who has been filming videos since December 2011. Dylan is well known for referencing and using "marinated bean salad" in her videos. Her videos often include special guest, Sploot, her Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy.) is a Canadian LGBTQ+
Dylan was first well-known for doing challenges with her friends and fellow YouTubers. Marinated bean salad is frequently used and referenced in her videos with her friend Ashlie . Dylan has also been known to create original challenges that are also very popular. Alongside lighthearted vlogs, she also posts Pinterest-style baking videos. In Dylan's series, "Dylan vs. ______," she attempts activities that she has never tried before, such as: Pottery Art, Pancake Art, and Balloon Animals. Since coming out in mid-2016, Dylan has been known to create fun LGBTQ+ content.
On December 24, 2011, Dylan uploaded her first YouTube video which was a lip dub to Taylor Swift's popular track, "Mine." In March 2012, where she began to post travel vlogs of herself in San Francisco, New York City, and Disney World. Soon after, she uploaded her first big hit video, which was a My Strange Addiction parody that received a lot of negative comments at first, due to a rumour that it was a real episode. It wasn't until February 2013 when Dylan became more active with her channel. From September 2013 to October 2014, Dylan uploaded a new video every 2–3 days. Since enrolling in university in the fall of 2014, Dylan now uploads every Wednesday and Saturday.
In January of 2020, Dylan announced an official name change. She solely goes by her new new name, Dylan Hannah Zhang, and no longer wants to be referred to by her previous "dead" name as it causes her dysphoria.
Dylan's channel began to rapidly grow in June 2013 when her Smoothie Challenge went viral across YouTube. In July 2013, Dylan hit 1,000 subscribers. The trend continued as she hit 2,000 in August 2013, 3,000 in September 2013, and 4,000 in October 2013. In January 2014, for the first time ever, Dylan hit both of the 6,000 and 7,000 subscriber milestone marks in a single month. On April 2, 2014, Dylan hit 10,000 subscribers. On the last week of June 2014, Dylan reached 14,000 subscribers. A week later, she hit 15,000, which was the quickest she's ever gained 1,000 subscribers. Until five days after that when she hit 16,000.
On August 2, 2015, Dylan was interviewed on The Doug & Lisa Show about her life as a YouTuber, and what her trip to Vidcon 2015 was like. In October 2015, Dylan was signed by Much Music as a Much Creator, and has been seen on the network for various events.
On October 15, 2013, Dylan opened a new channel (VlogAvenue) dedicated to any vlogs or videos that didn't make it onto her main channel. It has officially been inactive and no longer in use.
On July 21, 2013, Dylan auditioned for a collab channel (SimpleCollab) which was created by fellow collab-mate, Simon Karterud. Some time later, it was announced that Dylan made it into the collab and would upload every Tuesday. On August 27, 2013, Dylan posted her first introduction videoon the channel where she beat her own record of saying the alphabet backwards in 2.2 seconds. The channel is currently inactive. It ended sometime in March 2014. Dylan consistently posted throughout the entirety of SimpleCollab's lifespan.
On January 24, 2014, Dylan announced the launch of a new channel by popular demand (ASkylitGames) dedicated to the gameplay of Minecraft and The Sims 3. Dylan notes that her gaming channel is unique from others as she offers to film episodes of Minecraft with her viewers. During the summer of 2015, Dylan announced that she would no longer be using this channel.