Ingrid Nilsen is an American YouTube personality, television host, and author. She has made a name for herself with her engaging content, dynamic personality, and creative approach to storytelling.
Nilsen began her career on YouTube in 2009, posting videos on a variety of topics ranging from fashion and beauty to lifestyle and social issues. Her channel quickly gained popularity, and she soon became one of the most influential voices in the digital space. Nilsen has been featured in several major publications, including The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, and Teen Vogue.
Throughout her career, Nilsen has taken on a variety of roles in the entertainment industry. She hosted the television series “Project Runway: Threads,” which aired on Lifetime in 2014, and has appeared as a guest on several talk shows, including “The Today Show” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Nilsen has also dabbled in music, releasing her debut single, “Let Me Go,” in 2015.
One of the milestones in Nilsen’s career came in 2015 when she publicly came out as gay in a YouTube video titled “Something I Want You To Know (Coming Out).” The video garnered widespread attention and praise for its honesty and vulnerability, and Nilsen quickly became a leading voice in the LGBTQ+ community.
Nilsen has collaborated with several high-profile celebrities and influencers over the years. She has worked with Michelle Obama on the former First Lady’s Let Girls Learn initiative, which aims to provide education opportunities to girls around the world. Nilsen has also collaborated with fellow YouTubers such as Hannah Hart, Grace Helbig, and Tyler Oakley, as well as brands like CoverGirl, Clinique, and Crest.
Nilsen’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. She has been recognized for her contributions to the digital media industry with several awards, including a Streamy Award for Best Beauty Channel in 2014 and a Shorty Award for Best YouTube Guru in 2015. Nilsen has also been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the category of Art & Style.
In 2017, Nilsen published her first book, “The Cozy Life: Rediscover the Joy of the Simple Things Through the Danish Concept of Hygge.” The book explores the Danish concept of hygge, which emphasizes finding happiness and contentment in simple pleasures and everyday moments. The book was well-received by readers and critics alike, and Nilsen has since published a second book, “Slothilda: Living the Sloth Life,” which follows the adventures of a lovable sloth named Slothilda.