Dakota Rose is a real life Barbie known to her fans as KotaKoti. She has a very popular youtube channel where she does makeup and hair tutorials on how to look like a real life Barbie. As of now, it doesn’t look like she is a youtube partner, but she does have over 50,000 subscribers.
Her videos are really unique because it is literally about the tutorial, she does not usually talk at all, and instead adds subtitles explaining what she is doing and why. The videos I have seen where she talks, it is not in English.
She is very popular in Asian countries and clearly draws inspiration from Japanese anime culture. She is pretty private – she does not have a Facebook account, and not much is known about her as a person. She is thought to be between the ages of 16 and 18 but one cannot be sure.
She does use Twitter and has a website, which is currently down.
Opinion.com.bo reported: ‘Thousands of girls around the world have shown interest in this girl, wanting to look like her.
‘It is a great risk that girls are being influenced in this way.’
I guess the concern is it is over sexualizing young girls who aspire to be like KotaKoti.
She only posts a new video about every two weeks! But her fans keep going. There are even Dakota Rose inspired tutorials done by other girls who are fans.
Some of Dakota’s videos have millions of views, at the very least hundreds of thousands. It is pretty incredible. She has made quite a name and brand for herself, which could turn into a profitable thing should she continue.
She has blog posts that go along with the video tutorial and she even speaks Japanese!
Other girls have similar channels but Dakota Rose or KotaKoti is the real original. What do you think about her videos?