Clara Henry in 2015
Clara Susanna Henry
9 April 1994
Clara Susanna Henry (born 9 April 1994) is a Swedish blogger, comedian, television presenter and author. She has approximately 430,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel and hosts her own talk show on Swedish TV station Kanal 5. She has also been a backstage reporter at two editions of the national-level music competition Melodifestivalen, produced by the broadcasting company SVT.
Early life and education
Clara Henry grew up in Gökskulla, Landvetter. She has one younger sister named Kimberly and a younger brother named Christoffer. Her father grew up in the UK, but has lived in Sweden for many years.
As a teenager Henry worked as a youth reporter for the newspaper Göteborgs-Posten. Since 2005 she has been active on blogs such as Nöjesguiden, Devote and the magazine Veckorevyn. She started posting videos on YouTube in 2011, and in 2013 hosted a talk show on Kanal 5 where she interviewed guests and performed comedy sketches. In the spring of 2014 Henry starred in a second season of her talk show, this time entitled Häng med Clara Henry (English: Join Clara Henry), where instead of sitting in a studio and talking, she met each of her guests and hung out for an entire day. She was named "Vloger of the Year" at Veckorevyn's Blog Awards 2013.
Henry presented the Melodifestivalen 2014 pre-show and after-show talks, where she interviewed the winners of the semifinals and other guests on SVT. On 15 April 2014 she presented the Guldtuben-gala, for the online network SPlay, in which an award is given to Sweden's best YouTube star. At this gala Henry won an award for best vlog channel.
Along with the comedian and TV personality William Spetz, Henry participated in the SVT comedy show Valfeber, which satirized the upcoming 2014 general elections in Sweden. On 30 June 2015 Henry presented an episode of the Sveriges Radio show Sommar i P1 in which she discussed her life. In September of the same year, Henry's first book, Ja jag har mens, hurså? (English: I've Got My Period, So What?), on the subject of "menstrual periods and why women should not be ashamed to talk about them", began to be distributed by the Swedish publishing house Forum. After the book's release, Henry held a lecture tour themed YouTube på blodigt allvar (English: YouTube Deadly Serious) in multiple cities across Sweden, namely Borås and Uppsala.
In December 2015 Henry worked as a travelling reporter for radio-television campaign Musikhjälpen. Among other places, she went to the Philippines to meet families that had been affected by Typhoon Melor. On 30 September 2016, SVT announced that Henry would host all six shows of Melodifestivalen 2017 alongside David Lindgren and Hasse Andersson.
- Henry, Clara (2015). Ja jag har mens, hurså? [Yes, I've Got My Period, So What?] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Forum. ISBN 9789137145549.
- Linda Thomsen Högfeldt. "Clara Henry är störst i Norden". Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). Retrieved 20 January 2016.
- Johanna Hagström (31 January 2014). "Clara Henry fixar uppsnack och eftersnack". Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "Clara Henrys pappa: "Jag är väldigt stolt över att hon är en förebild för många unga tjejer"". News55 (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "Möt årets resande reporter: Clara Henry" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "Hennes vilja skiner glasklart". smile-magazine (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2014-03-18.
- "Clara Henry är resande reporter för Musikhjälpen 2015" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- Häng med Clara Henry - Episode 4 Season 1 - "Dplay - Clara Henry hänger med The Fooo"
- "Här är vinnarna av Blog Awards 2013". Veckorevyn (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "Clara Henry programledare i Melodifestivalen 2014 – här är webbens nya storsatsning" (in Swedish). SVT. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "De gör upp på första svenska Youtube-galan" (in Swedish). SVT. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "PewDiePie blev Årets Youtuber" (in Swedish). SVT. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "Twistad valbevaking med rap-battles!" (in Swedish). SVT. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "Clara Henry" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "Clara Henry – bloggare och stjärna på Youtube – har skrivit en bok om mens". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 20 January 2016.
- Clara Henry. "Ja jag har mens, hurså?". Adlibris (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "Så bra är Clara Henrys mensbok - Kultur". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 20 January 2016.
- "Clara Henry - Youtube på blodigt allvar" (in Swedish). Borås Stadsteater. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "Clara Henry - youtube på blodigt allvar" (in Swedish). hejevent.se. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "Clara Henry rapporterar från Filippinerna" (in Swedish). SVT Play. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- ""Klimatet drabbar oss. Det kommer fortsätta drabba oss."" (in Swedish). Pressen.se. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
- Lindqvist, Anton (30 September 2016). "Clara Henry, David Lindgren och Hasse Andersson blir programledare för Melodifestivalen 2017". svt.se (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- "Clara Henry avslöjar: "Jag är pansexuell"" (in Swedish). Retrieved 22 December 2016.
- Media related to Clara Henry at Wikimedia Commons