YouTube’s ‘Instant Influencer’ Names New Season 2 Host!

A couple of weeks ago it was announced that James Charles will not be returning to host season two of Instant Influencer.

Now, it has just been revealed that Zach “ZHC” Hsieh is taking on hosting duties for the YouTube Originals series, according to Variety.

The second season will have a prize of $100,000 for one lucky up-and-coming artist.

10 artists will compete by putting “their best creativity and artistry on display through a variety of challenges — including a 10-hour painting endurance challenge and a collaboration challenge to make the most engaging video with a top YouTube creator.”

The season will be shot in LA, with Zach and a panel of celebrity guest judges and industry experts asking the contestants to take on the challenges, and ultimately picking the new Instant Influencer. It will premiere later this year.

If you are unfamiliar with him, Zach Hsieh is a 22-year-old self-taught artist who is “known for YouTube videos showcasing his creative designs on everything from traditional canvases to iPhones, cars and even houses.” He’s even designed a bag for James Charles, which you can see in a post from last year below!

“I am super excited to host Season 2 of Instant Influencer,” he told Variety. “I’m so grateful for this huge opportunity given to me by YouTube to pay it forward to other up-and-coming artists. I can’t wait to show everyone our first YouTube originals show!”

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