Social media is changing the world, and so is influencer Frankie Grande

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...

This interview is a part of #KanvasLive, an interactive, cross-platform content series brought to life on the Kanvas app and AOL.com. See more on coverage here.

Frankie Grande is the top-notch social media star who boasts 1.12 million followers on Twitter, 1.5 million on Instagram, and over 128 million loops on Vine. And if you didn't recognize him from his positively viral content (which, after reading this, hopefully you'll realize that you should), you might remember his iconic hairdo, which is as big, bright and fantastic as him!

In addition to his undeniable social media presence, Grande is also a television personality, a producer, and a theater actor. Is there anything this guy can't do? Oh, and we forgot to mention that he was a presenter at yesterday's 8th annual Shorty Awards, which took place in Manhattan, where his vivacious personality shone among some of his fellow viral social media influencers.

Grande's attention isn't just focused on entertainment, either; after his 'larger-than-life personality' helped garner nearly 6 million viewers per episode to his season of 'Big Brother', the influencer promised to donate all of his winnings to an organization called buildOn, which would build schools in the most economically deprived areas around the world.

At the shorty awards, we had the privilege of learning that the 'Style Code Live' host's charisma is not just reserved for on-screen. Upon chatting with him on the Shorty Awards' teal carpet, we learned all about his feelings about the ceremony, how social media is changing the world, and got the exclusive details on his upcoming projects!

See even more of what you missed at the Shorty Awards by downloading Kanvas!

How are you feeling about attending the Shorty Awards?

I'm really excited to be here! I love social media; it's definitely something that is changing the world. I love that that is the position the Shorty Awards is taking. Now that we have a global, interactive community, we are actually taking active roles in changing people's perceptions of what humanity is and how people interact. That's why I love it so much.

What do you think has been a really good example of social media changing the world?

Caitlyn Jenner is a great example. For instance, how she blew up on social media platforms, and she has really truly affected people that may have never heard her story. Even on my channels, there are a lot of gay boys out there who are struggling with their sexuality and who need a role model that is very confident and understands that it's cool and awesome for them to be gay and come out of the closet.

That's a lot of the reason why I'm really proud to be here tonight, and why I'm really proud to be changing the social world and helping people become more comfortable with themselves.

Theme queens reunited 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 #shortyawards

A photo posted by Frankie James Grande (@frankiejgrande) on

We heard you have a new Amazon show, can you fill us in on what it's all about?

Style Code Live! Style Code Live is a show that we now air live on Amazon.com, where we do fashion, beauty and pop culture segments to help millennials dress for the office, learn beauty tips, want to learn what's big in fashion, and what the big things in pop culture are. We basically walk them through it all.

There are some fashion tutorials, and some stuff you can buy. Mostly, it's just a lot of fun! It's entertaining -- obviously, if I'm involved, there's entertainment involved! That's why I love the show. We get to interact with the people directly, so that's awesome.

Click through some more of the awesome coverage of this year's Shorty Awards:

33 PHOTOS
Shorty Awards 2016
See Gallery
Social media is changing the world, and so is influencer Frankie Grande
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Presenter Al Roker speaks onstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: (L-R) Frankie Grande, Gigi Gorgeous, Todrick Hall, and Hannah Hart pose backstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards )
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Jiffpom the dog poses backstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards )
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: DJ Khaled attends the 2016 Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: DJ Khaled attends the 2016 Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Jackie Cruz attends the 2016 Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Redfoo attends the 2016 Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Aaron Chewning (L) attends The 8th Annual Shorty Awards after party on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Marnie the Dog attends The 8th Annual Shorty Awards after party on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Frankie J. Grande attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Jeana Smith (L) and Jesse Wellens of Prank vs. Prank pose with Jiffpom the dog at the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Designer Christian Siriano attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Internet personality Frank Gioia (L) and Eva DeMuro attend the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Bing the prairie dog attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Bing the prairie dog and owner Cassidy attend the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Model Lisa Ramos attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: YouTuber Deepica Mutyala attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Writer and activist Janet Mock attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Gigi Gorgeous attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: King Bach attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Internet personality Baddiewinkle attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Matt Little attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Remix the dog attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Comedian Mamrie Hart (L) and DJ Flula Borg attend 8th Annual Shorty Awards Red Carpet And Awards Ceremony at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Quinta Brunson attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Alexandra Petri attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Alexandra Petri, shoe detail, attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Presenter Greg Galant speaks onstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: RGA wins award for Large Agenchy of the Year onstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Geoff Ramsey (L) and Bruce Greene of Rooster Teeth speak onstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: DJ Flula Borg speaks onstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Ashley Hesseltine speaks onstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

More from Kanvas:
13 reasons you should be eating more sushi
International Pillow Fight Day was as fun as it sounds
Spring is here! And here are 11 reasons you should savor the season

Read Full Story

People are Reading