Who was that girl sitting next to Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Sam Smith at the 2015 GRAMMYs?

Did you watch the 2015 GRAMMYs last night? If you did, you might have spotted this young lady sitting with the likes of Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Sam Smith, and wondered who the hell she was:

No big deal right?! 😳 sandwiched between @katyperry @judithgloryhill and @badgalriri

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That’s none other than actress, YouTube superstar, social media savant, fellow photographer, and all-around nice person Maya Washington, aka Shameless Maya. She has over half a million followers on YouTube! Maya attended the GRAMMYs with Judith Hill, known for her role in the GRAMMY-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom (highly recommended if you haven’t seen it), which focuses on the life of backup singers in the music industry.

So why am I telling you all this? Because I’m one of those, “I knew her before she was famous” jerks. I knew Maya before she was famous. She used to work for me a long time ago and I even helped develop her photography skills as she was starting out. She went from Toronto to NYC to LA and is becoming more popular by the day.

Maya Washington

Maya rocked the all-white outfit last night:

And here she is with Judith Hill:

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