What’s the Story Behind Zoella’s Terrible Advent Calendar?

  • YouTuber Zoella has been called out for her new Christmas Advent calendar, which many fans are calling a complete rip-off

    For those of you who don’t know, Zoella is one of the biggest YouTubers from the UK. Zoella, real name Zoe Sugg, launched her vlog in 2009, featuring beauty tips, haul videos, and more.

    By 2013, Zoella was named one of the United Kingdom’s most influential beauty bloggers and Twitter users. Her relationship with fellow YouTube star Alfie Deyes aka PointlessBlog was also made public and they became of those most influential digital couples. 

    In 2014, she released her first book, titled “Girl Online,” and reached number #3 on Amazons Bestselling Books list while still in pre-sale.  In 2015- Zoella and Alfie even got their own wax figures at Madam Tussauds. She also has her own line of beauty products called Zoella Beauty that quickly sold out! 

    Zoella has successfully marketed many products… except for her new Advent Calendar. Zoella’s “All You Need is Xmas” Lifestyle Advent Calendar seems like many others you may see for sale during the holidays. British department store Boots was selling Zoella’s calendar for $65 US…

     The calendar is sold on the website, saying, “This individually designed collection will brighten and accessorise your home and life. Discover 12 amazing and exclusive treats, from beautifully scented candles to stunning accessories, stationery, baking goodies and other special surprises.”

    Many people are calling this Advent Calendar a rip-off and many parents are warning each other not to buy it! 

    What do you think of it though? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.