Leslie Hall

Leslie Hall

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Leslie Hall is an internet personality, primarily known for being the leader of the band Leslie and the Lys[1], which has released multiple viral videos.

Online History

Leslie Hall became active on the Internet in 2000, when she created a single topic blog devoted to stoic self-portraits in which she is wearing her so-called "gem sweaters," a collection of retro sweaters from the 1980s and 1990s, bedazzled or embroidered with rhinestones or small gems.[2][3]

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She and her band, composed of former classmates,[4] recorded their first album, Gold Pants, in 2005, after Leslie's gem sweater fans reacted positively to a specific outfit on the site that included a pair of gold pants.[5]

The music video for album single Gold Pants Lullaby was released May 11, 2006, and became an early hit on Youtube, earning more than 822,000 views as of July 9th, 2015.[6] The video's success encouraged Hall and her band members to continue making videos. Her most popular hit, Tight Pants / Body Rolls, earned 6,793,905 views between its release in February of 2010 and July of 2015. She and her band continue to produce albums and videos.


Hall received a traditional art degree and work is often very absurd, strange, and abstract, and many define it as a curiosity, a lรก the weird part of Youtube. Hall is also an activist for certain causes such as gay rights and fat acceptance, and often performs and conventions and meetups related to these ideas. She is also a very exuberant vegan.[7]

Tight Pants / Body Rolls

One of Hall's most famous works, the music video for Tight Pants / Body Rolls[8] became extremely popular on Youtube for its amateur video editing and the seemingly nonsensical lyrics. However, many critics loved it when it was released, calling it "Terrifying, but catchy"[9] and "Second to none"[10]. The song revolves around a main character who is desperate to acquire tight pants, but discovers in the end that she had tight pants all along. Other Youtube stars such as The Fine Brothers made react-style videos using the music video[11].

No Pants Policy

In 2013, Hall and her band released another music video that became incredibly popular. Called No Pants Policy, it became one of her most liked videos, earning over 649,013 views between November 2013 and July 2015[12]. The production value of the newer video was much higher than Hall's previous work. This time, the video focuses on a group of test subjects in a "Pants Deprivation Center", who are subjected to a video of Leslie performing the song, in which she urges them to remove their pants.

Personal Life

Outside of the internet, Hall often goes on tours with her group. She also has continued to stock her gem sweater collection, which now has over 400 sweaters.[13]

Other Notable Songs

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External References

[1] IMDb โ€“ Leslie Hall Bio

[2] MTV โ€“ Leslie Hall History

[3] Leslie Hall.com โ€“ Leslie Hall's Gem Sweater Museum

[4] MTV โ€“ Leslie and the LYs

[5] MTV โ€“ Leslie Hall History

[6] Youtube โ€“ Popular Uploads

[7] Ecorazzi โ€“ Interview with Ecorazzi

[8] Youtube โ€“ Popular Uploads

[9] Ninja Music Fish โ€“ Random Video Thursday

[10] Las Vegas Weekly โ€“ Leslie Hall in Las Vegas

[11] Youtube โ€“ Youtubers React to Tight Pants / Body Rolls

[12] Youtube โ€“ Popular Uploads

[13] Leslie Hall.com โ€“ Gem Sweater Collection

Recent Videos 5 total

Recent Images 3 total

Top Comments


Smells like tumblr in here. The article doesn't really convince me, that she is someone that needs to be documented here, but I guess a Youtube video with 6M views does suggest some sort of internet fame.


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