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06/30/2014 02:17 pm ET Updated Aug 30, 2014

How Tyler Oakley Gained 3 Million YouTube Subs in One Year | Vidcon 2014

"Last year at VidCon, I had normal hair and didn't have a million subscribers," Oakley told us. "This year, I have 4.5 million. It's been a whirlwind."

He raised so much money for the Trevor Project and was so happy to be a part of it, but wanted to give thanks to his fans.

"You guys are incredible," he told his fans. "I couldn't have done it without the people in this room."

As a former intern, he cares a lot about the cause.

"To have a moment with them and to be able to go up on stage and say an actual thank you to my people for being a part of that was incredible."