By: Geoff Weiss
The Univision Creator Network (UCN) — a YouTube multi-channel network owned by the Spanish-language television station repping a slew of Hispanic influencers — has added to its roster with Latina beauty sensation Kathleen Fuentes, who is known to her 4 million subscribers as Kathleen Lights.
Fuentes, who is Cuban-American and based in Miami, launched her channel in 2013, and it has grown at a healthy pace ever since, nabbing 600,000 subscribers during her first two years on the platform. Fuentes, 26, shares beauty tips, tutorials, and product reviews. And like other beauty creators, she has flexed her entrepreneurial muscles with several product launches and collaborations, including her very own nail polish line, KL Polish, as well as limited-edition team-ups with indie beauty brands ColourPop, Morphe, and more.
Three-year-old UCN serves as a channel network and production studio for its U.S.-based creator fleet, which it says collectively garnered 276 million views across all platforms in September. The network offers access to industry experts, video production resources, collaboration opportunities, and guidance into other mediums such as TV, digital, radio, and live events. UCN has extensive experience in the beauty space, having collaborated with Walgreen’s, Neutrogena, and L’Oreal on marketing campaigns. Other influencers within its network include Josh Leyva, the Martinez Twins, and Roccibella.
“Kathleen is among today’s brightest, young Latino talent, who shares our mission to entertain and empower audiences,” UCN vice president Jennifer Perri said in a statement. “As a leading beauty influencer, she’s made a mark in the beauty industry and we look forward to finding collaboration opportunities to expand her audience and personal brand.”