Erika Nieto Marquez, popularly known as Kika Nieto, is a Columbian YouTube star known for her self-titled channel, which she had launched in 2011. The YouTuber has a second channel as well, ‘By Kika Nieto,’ launched in 2017. On both of her channels, she shares fashion and beauty vlogs alongside personal vlogs, tutorials and other entertaining content. A multitalented young woman, Kika is a photographer and graphic designer by profession. This YouTube personality is also popular on other social media platforms with impressive numbers of followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has thousands of fans on YouNow as well. One of the most recognized social media influencers in her country, she is the winner of the MTV MIAW 2017 in the Freshest Face category. She was also nominated in the Kid’s Choice Awards Edition Colombia 2017 as the Favorite YouTuber.
Rise to Stardom
Kika Nieto started her self-titled YouTube channel on October 3, 2011. So far, the channel has amassed over 7.4 million subscribers and more than 636 million views. Many of the videos on this channel have received over 1 million views. Some of her most viewed videos are ‘Mi video más Sincero parte 2 – Mira el video complete,’ ‘Mi video más Sincero – Respondiendo sus preguntas,’ and ‘Caja Sorpresa Challenge #TeamQueen’.
She created her second channel ‘By Kika Nieto’ on August 14, 2017. It has garnered more than 1.7 million subscribers and over 58 million views as of November 2018. Kika is also popular on other social media platforms with over 4 million followers on Instagram, 625k followers on Twitter, and an equally impressive number of followers on YouNow.
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Controversies & Scandals
The Colombian YouTuber stirred up a major controversy on social media networks when she stated in a video that according to her religious beliefs, it was not good to be homosexual but she still “tolerated” them. Some fellow YouTubers immediately called her up and confronted her for her negative comments on the LGBTIQ community. Many Latino influencers who have openly declared themselves homosexuals and several of her channel’s viewers who are struggling to break away from the stereotypes and taboos surrounding homosexuality were deeply hurt by her comments. Kika soon uploaded another video in which she apologised for her “mistake” of using the word “tolerate”, and explained that she meant to say that she “respects” the LGBTIQ community.
Kika Nieto was born on January 30, 1993, in Colombia, to Irma Marquez and Mario Nieto. She has an elder sister, Jacqueline Nieto Marquez. She loved to dance from her childhood. She is a graphic designer by profession.
In May 2009, she began dating fellow YouTuber Santiago Macias, who is also known as Santimaye in the YouTube community. They got engaged in June 2018 and married after three months. She is fond of pets and has two cats called Nico and Kelly. In 2017, she adopted a dog, who she named Queen.