>> I look and "like" her videos as often as I can, but it does not seem to help much.
It's more than helpful. It's absolutely essential. Nobody gets popular on YOUTUBE without people doing that.
But, really, don't worry about other people being more popular. As a Catie Fan, I was butthurt at the Fine Bros for their SCENE parody, and Catie herself wasn't a fan, but the Fine Brothers have elevated her to the top of You Tube Celebrity. Catie continues to triumph, not by competing with more popular YouTube personalities, but by winning them over. There's no single brass ring to compete for. On the Net, it's all about networking.
Catie and Boxxy have been around since 2008, but in my opinion, only over the past could of years have we had Catie speaking to us in her own voice. It's been moving in this direction for almost five years now. I love reading posts from early 2009 where smug bastards talk about Boxxy's fifteen minutes is up.
I've actually had a couple of girlfriends who sort of look like Lainia. She looks just fine to me, like a real girlfriend, someone to laugh and hang out with.