Exclusive Portrait: YouTube Sensation Tyler Oakley in Chicagoland for His New Book ‘Binge’

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CHICAGO – The new media is not without its share of stars, and one of the biggest on YouTube is Tyler Oakley – podcaster, activist and author. He was in the Chicago area in October to promote his new book “Binge,” a series of humorous personal essays. Numerous fans lined up at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Ill., to meet Oakley at the book signing event.

Tyler Oakley first gained notice in 2007, when as a student at Michigan State University his first video “Raindrops” went viral. Since then, the online video star has posted over 370 videos on various topics and advocations, and has garnered a total of 527 million views. He is a gay activist, and focuses on issues regarding LGBT youth, rights and prevention of suicide. His posts also are heavy on pop culture and humor.

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Tyler Oakley at Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville, October 25th, 2015
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

HollywoodChicago.com photographer Joe Arce was at the Anderson’s Bookshop during the Tyler Oakley meet-and-greet, and took this Exclusive Portrait of the new media star.

“Binge,” by Tyler Oakley, is available at Anderson’s Bookshop or wherever books are sold.

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HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2015 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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