Who is in The Age of Influence?

The DOCU-SERIES The Age of Influence reveals what’s going on in the personal lives of some of the most notorious social media influencers.

The six-part series about these influencers is produced by ABC News Studios and is streaming now on Hulu.

Danielle Miller, also known as


Danielle Miller, also known as “Swiffer Girl”, is one of the influencers on the seriesPhoto credit: Instagram

Who is in The Age of Influence?

The Age of Influence charts the rise and fall of six influencers.

Each episode of the series revolves around one of them, detailing their claim to fame, how they managed to build a significant following, and their eventual downfall.

Here is an introduction to each of the influencers:

  • Danielle Miller: Danielle, also known as “Swiffer Girl”, was inspired by the story of Anna Delvey and made it her mission to follow Anna’s rise to fame.
  • Jay Mazini: Jay rose to fame through a series of pranks and viral challenges, but his online empire collapsed when it was revealed he was involved in serious crimes including kidnapping.
  • Emily Gellis: Emily Gellis is a fashion influencer who waged an online war against another influencer, Tanya Zuckerbrot, by anonymously targeting Tanya’s wellness brand.
  • Tyler Bauman: Popularly known as “Musclehead 320,” Tyler became an influencer through his bodybuilding and fitness content, but got in trouble with the law when he was caught selling fake steroids.
  • Machelle Hobson: Mother influencer Machelle portrayed a perfect life online with her seven adopted children, but was later charged with child molestation and arrested.
  • Tracii Hutsona: Tracii, an aspiring influencer, has been sentenced to nearly half a decade in prison for cheating money from former NBA star Jason Kidd’s ex-wife.
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Jay Mazini is a popular influencer who was later arrested for a series of crimes.


Jay Mazini is a popular influencer who was later arrested for a series of crimes.Credit: Instagram/Jay Mazini

What is the definition of an “influencer”?

Merriam-Webster defines “influencer” as “a person able to generate interest in something (e.g. a consumer product) by posting about it on social media.”

Most influencers are celebrities themselves and have built a huge following online.

Brands of all sizes work with them to expand their audience and generate more sales.

As pointed out by journalist Taylor Lorenz The New York TimesInfluencers are “part of a huge industry that drives retail, marketing and entertainment.” and more. Companies’ marketing deals with influencers are predicted to be far larger than advertising sales for the entire newspaper industry in the United States.”

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Today’s most popular influencers include Huda Kattan, Lele Pons, and MrBeast.

How can I watch The Age of Influence?

The Age of Influence is available exclusively on Hulu since June 5, 2023.

All six episodes of the documentary series are available to stream.

The Streaming site summary According to the show, “The Age of Influence examines the dark side of influencer culture through some of the biggest social media scandals of our time.”

“From blanket cons to viral abandonment campaigns, watch as these tastemakers find themselves in the controversial crosshairs of their own curated online worlds.”


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: celine@dailynationtoday.com.

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