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LilsimsieEdit

Kayla Sims is an American internet personality mostly known for her YouTube channel Lilsimsie. On this channel, she uploads videos of the popular life simulation game The Sims . Apart from that, she streams daily on her Twitch channel. Recently, Kayla was nominated for Streamer of the Year 2018. Unfortunately, she did not win the award.

External YouTube Channels Edit

Apart from her main channel, Kayla also has two other active channels.

Moresimsie Edit

Her second channel, moresimsie is currently used as a place where she uploads her stream VODs (video on demand), but was originally used as a second channel where she played other games. She uploaded a video of her taking pop quizzes with her friend titled "Who's my YouTube Boyfriend" but it's privated/deleted as of April 2018. She has also said that she filmed a few episodes of playing Kitty Powers Matchmaker with her sister but never uploaded it. On September 1, 2017 she uploaded a Not So Berry Challenge VOD, (video on demand) and has continued uploading every stream since then.

Hey Simsie! Podcast Edit

On July 30, 2017, Kayla uploaded a Podcast Teaser on her podcast channel Hey Simsie! but the first full-length podcast was uploaded on the 31st. The episodes usually revolves around stories about Kayla's life. She often has her friends or family as guests on the podcast. The podcast is currently on hold due to her busy college life. Kayla never addressed the end of the podcast. However, many fans speculate that it is over. Additionally, Kayla once added that daily streaming took over podcasts.

Life Outside Of YouTube Edit

Early Life And Family Edit

Kayla was born on August 14, 1999 in Chicago, Illinois. She spent the first six years of her life in Chicago (where her grandma still live), and then moved to Oviedo, Florida. Kayla visits Chicago for a week in the winter and summer every year. She is the oldest child of her family and has two younger siblings named Shanna and Brett. Her mother is called Karen but most of Kayla's viewers refer to her as Mommasimsie. Her dad hasn't made many appearances on her channel but he usually lurks in Kayla's streams saying nothing but "sup" to which the whole chat replies "sup" back to him. At a young age, Kayla played soccer for her local soccer team, although this did not last long. The family has three dogs called Mako, Bimini, and Captain and three cats called Snapper (also known as Snapcat), Lemon and Pogie. Kayla recently announced she is taking Snapcat with her to her new house. Shanna also has turtles, bunnies and birds.

Middle And High School Career Edit

Kayla often mentions how she didn't have a lot of friends in middle school as most of her friends dropped her around this time. She opened up a while ago about the fact that her father got multiple myeloma during this period. She said in a podcast that she got into playing The Sims 3 during this. Her mom and dad left so that he could get the treatment required. So, her grandparents watched her. Kayla felt as though she had to take care of her younger siblings because she was the oldest. This put a lot of stress onto her. She used to Sims to escape her real life responsibilities. She was in Kayla's own words "a real try hard" in high and middle school (this is the origin of the good noodle meme). She took multiple college credit classes in highschool and was on her school cheerleading team for a brief period of time while in middle school. She says that she felt like a different person when she was a cheerleader. She says she was pretending to be someone she wasn't.

College career Edit

Kayla graduated high school and started college in 2017 at a university in Florida. She recently completed her freshman year, majoring in history. Kayla changed her major, it was originally digital media major. During this year she lived in a dorm with her roommates. Kayla announced that she signed a renting contract for an apartment where she planned to live next semester with her friend Jill. A good while later, Kayla announced she is actually going to be living in a townhouse. Recently, Jill, Kayla's roommate, moved out. Kayla now lives with just her cat Snapcat.

YouTube Origins Edit

In middle school, Kayla and her neighbor and friend started a YouTube channel where they played with Littlest Pet Shop toys. They stopped uploading on this channel when starting high school. A few years later Kayla started uploading The Sims 4 videos on this channel, such as the 100 baby challenge and the first episodes of her Steele family. When the channel hit 10,000 subscribers her old neighbor kicked Kayla out of the channel and deleted the videos that Kayla made. She did this by changing the password. Kayla then started her current channel, lilsimsie, where she rapidly grew a big audience. Currently, the lilsimsie channel has over 300k subscribers. The first video she uploaded was “I was hacked: story time” which is now unlisted. As of now, the first video on her channel is the first episode of her Get Together series.

Twitch Edit

Kayla has a Twitch channel under the name lilsimsie. On this channel, she streams almost every day. She has over 65k followers. Her first stream was in 2015. At that time, she had a very small following. She did two streams. When she started streaming again that date was September 1, 2017. She was partnered soon after on September 15, 2018. It took such a little time because she already had a following on YouTube. Her streams typically last about three hours. She usually plays Sims 4, Sims 3, and Stardew Valley. In the past she's played, House Flipper, My Time at Portia, Cities Skylines, Uno, Golf It, and more. She uses a text to speech bot which reads donations $3 or 300 bits out loud. The text to speech bot she uses is named Brian. When certain amounts of money or bits are donated Kayla is "jump scared", this is a loud noise that tells her and the viewers that a large amount of money had been donated.

Twitter Edit

Twitter is another form of social media that Kayla uses. Her username is Kayla. Kayla had over 50k followers on Twitter. She doesn't post on Twitter that often, but when she does it is a always a tweet that she thought a lot about before posting. Her account consists largely of memes and inside jokes that she shares with her followers. She often posts about Rick Astley, a British singer who is well known for a song titled "Never Gonna Give You Up". Additionally, Kayla posts when she is going live on Twitch. She usually deletes the tweet soon after.

Instagram Edit

Kayla doesn't use Instagram very often. Her username is Lilsimsie , Kayla has over 44k followers. She says she is very self conscious and gets anxious when posting. Recently, she had started to post more often. Kayla admits to posting old photos instead of taking new ones. In addition, she says that she doesn't go out much so she doesn't have much to post.

Celebrated Milestones Edit

YouTube Edit

3,000 Subscribers- March 2016-Q&A

4,000 Subscribers- April 2016-Q&A with Facecam

10,000 Subscribers-July 2016-Fixer Upper Contest

30,000 Subscribers-August 2016-Reacted to Old Videos

50,000 Subscribers-November 2016-Covered Herself in 50,000 Noodles and Put 50,000 Sprinkles on a Cake

75,000 Subscribers-February 2017- Gaming Setup Tour and Speed Build of Her Room

1000,000 Subscribers-April 2017-Reacted to Childhood Photos

200,000 Subscribers-April 2018-Reacting to 4,000 Subscribers Video

Twitch Edit

First Stream- December 2015

Regular Streaming- September 1, 2017

Partnered- September 15, 2017

One Year of Streaming- September 1, 2018

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