Ahead of her late night show debut, Lilly Singh drops moniker 'Superwoman' from her name

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The popular Indian cum Canadian origin YouTuber Lilly Singh, better known as 'Superwoman', has dropped off the moniker from her name. The YouTube star will now be addressed as Lilly. This decision of hers was announced on her Instagram page. Lilly, for the unversed, will be shortly making her late-night show debut as a host. She is the first Indian woman to preside over the seat of the host with A Little Late With Lilly Singh on the channel NBC. This decision of dropping off 'Superwoman' from her name came around a month before the show's premiere(September 16, 2019) is scheduled. The comedian turned actress and now host, Lilly, on August 13, through a detailed post on Instagram explained the reason for getting rid of the title 'Superwoman' and wrote she feels more empowered with just 'Lilly'. She added her biggest and best superpowers lay her first name.

Narrating her story from starting her YouTube channel named Superwoman to witness her life change drastically, Lilly stated the reason for taking up the moniker to deal with life obstacles. In the same post, she announced that her Instagram handle name has changed to just 'Lilly'. "Nine years ago I decided to make a YouTube channel and thought nothing of it. I didn’t think it would alter my life path, turn into a career and to be honest I didn’t even think I’d upload more than five videos. When prompted to choose a username I instinctively typed Superwoman because it had been my MSN messenger screen name (shoutouts millennials). Based on a song by Lil Mo and Fabulous, I used to call myself Superwoman growing up because like any kid I wanted so badly to deal with life’s obstacles like a hero. As I grew up, I held on to this belief that everyone could be their own superhero. Until this day I truly believe that we have all the tools we need to be our own saving grace. It’s been heartwarming and empowering to hear people address me as Superwoman, a name I worked so hard to live up to. But today as I type this, as the person I’ve grown into, I feel even more empowered by the name Lilly. Lilly has become an even bigger hero than Superwoman on this journey through my life. Lilly encompasses everything it took to get to where I am... and it’s a place I’m proud to be. And so at this time, it feels right to give thanks to the moniker Superwoman and to lay the cape to rest. Today my biggest and best super powers lay within Lilly and thus Lilly I shall be. Aka new handle is @Lilly. Wooop! Woop! Holla atcha girlllll," Lilly wrote.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is @Lilly. ••••••• Nine years ago I decided to make a YouTube channel and thought nothing of it. I didn’t think it would alter my life path, turn into a career and to be honest I didn’t even think I’d upload more than five videos. When prompted to choose a username I instinctively typed Superwoman because it had been my MSN messenger screen name (shoutouts millennials). Based on a song by Lil Mo and Fabulous, I used to call myself Superwoman growing up because like any kid I wanted so badly to deal with life’s obstacles like a hero. As I grew up, I held on to this belief that everyone could be their own superhero. Until this day I truly believe that we have all the tools we need to be our own saving grace. It’s been heartwarming and empowering to hear people address me as Superwoman, a name I worked so hard to live up to. But today as I type this, as the person I’ve grown into, I feel even more empowered by the name Lilly. Lilly has become an even bigger hero than Superwoman on this journey through my life. Lilly encompasses everything it took to get to where I am... and it’s a place I’m proud to be. And so at this time, it feels right to give thanks to the moniker Superwoman and to lay the cape to rest. Today my biggest and best super powers lay within Lilly and thus Lilly I shall be. Aka new handle is @Lilly. Wooop! Woop! Holla atcha girlllll

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Lilly, in October 2010, started her own YouTube channel by the name IISuperwomanII and had previously stated that 'Superwoman' tag was prompted by a childhood idea, making her believe she could do anything. Soon, she flagged off yet another channel named SuperwomanVlogs in December 2011, where she chronicled her daily activities and included behind the scenes footage from her videos.

Now, she has become the first Indian woman to host a late-night show on NBC. Speaking of the show, she earlier said, "I’m literally counting down the days until the premiere. It’s 53. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with this all-star team of writers as we work to bring a new, authentic perspective to late night." John Irwin is the showrunner for the series. Sean O’Connor, Marina Cockenberg, Sergio Serna, Mona Mira, Jen Burton and Jonathan Giles are the writers. Lilly is the executive producer along with John. It is scheduled to go on air on September 16, 2019.

(Source: Instagram)

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