Lillian Powers, 12, the Funniest Vine User Ever, Can’t Be Silenced

Sep 10, 2013 11:54am

If you’re a user of the social media video recording site Vine, it’s safe to say you’ve heard of 12-year-old Lillian Powers, who is being touted as a Vine genius for blowing up the video sharing site with nearly 100 clever and hysterical six-second snippets that keep you coming back for more.

Powers’ daily posts have been so popular with her more than 120,000 followers that when Vine changed the age requirements for their site from 12 to 17, effectively kicking Lillian off the site, her fans took to Twitter using the hashtag “Free Lillian” to get her back online.

“I feel amazed that so many people know my name and are fighting for me to get back on Vine because they like me so much. It makes happy,” Powers, from West Bloomfield, Mich., told GoodMorningAmerica.com.

The embattled Internet star explained today during a Skype interview on “GMA LIVE!” that although Vine kicked users her age off their site, she isn’t gone for good.

“I’m under my mom’s profile now,” she said.

If you’re having withdrawals from her wacky video posts, you can still find her at her mom’s account, Lillian Powers mom, although she admits not posting quite as frequently since school has started and she’s gotten busy with her Chinese and violin lessons.

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Since originally joining the site on June 9, the social media savvy girl remembers the exact moment she reached her ultimate Vine fame.

“I know exactly when,” said Powers. “There’s this one video I was doing just for fun and said, ‘When I put my hair like this, I like to pretend I’m a unicorn and I’m swimming in magic land.’ That video alone got more than 100,000 likes and everyone started following me.”

Powers has big plans for her future beyond silly Vine posts.

“I want to be the first woman president of the United States of America, or a lawyer or a doctor,” she explained. “This may sound silly but I want to be a doctor so I can use their soap. They have really good-smelling doctor soap.”

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However before she moves on to the next chapter in life of choosing a professional career, she’d like to take a moment to thank all those who have helped her reach social media success.

“I want to thank my mom, VC Laughs on Vine, and I want to thank my Aunt Carol and Belinda and my best friend in the whole wide world Olivia Daniel,” said Powers. “Olivia has been really supportive, and VC Laughs helped me re-download all my Vines. They all helped me.”

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