Dubai vlogger Supercar Blondie wins international award alongside Trevor Noah and Greta Thunberg

The winners of the Shorty Awards were announced on Sunday

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Dubai resident and car influencer Alexandra Mary Hirschi, also known as Supercar Blondie, has been given the title of Best Breakout YouTuber at the Shorty Awards.

The winners – who included comedian Trevor Noah, environmentalist Greta Thunberg and actress Jameela Jamil – were announced on Sunday during a digital ceremony streamed on Periscope and YouTube.

The annual awards celebrate the best content creators and producers on social media in entertainment, music, technology, business, fitness, fashion, beauty and philanthropy. This was its 12th virtual awards ceremony.

Past winners include Taylor Swift, Malala Yousafzai, JK Rowling, Adele and DJ Khaled.

Hirschi, 34, who was born in Australia and moved to Dubai in 2008, has about 3.5 million subscribers to her YouTube channel, which offers an insight into supercar culture.

She works with carmakers such as Bugatti and Ferrari, and regularly posts videos driving luxury vehicles, although it's widely reported that her first car was a Mitsubishi Lancer.

A former radio presenter on Dubai Eye, she has always been a car fanatic. Her love for cars grew from the 14-hour drives she would take with her family growing up in the small Australian town of Boonah.

She told The National this year that growing up in a driving culture from a young age did her few favours. The industry was a cold house for women when she began posting her videos. "The majority of people at the events I would be asked to cover were men," she said. "I was the only woman on trips that would have up to 50 people at them."

She also told us, pre-pandemic, that she would get "stopped every few metres for photographs" when shopping in Dubai.

Here is a full list of this year's Shorty Award winners:

Best Actor
Rebel Wilson

Best Animal
Maya the Samoyed

Best Breakout YouTuber
Supercar Blondie

Best Celebrity

Best in Activism
Greta Thunberg

Best in Arts
Dave Pollot

Best in Beauty
Nikita Dragun

Best in Comedy
Trevor Noah

Watch Noah accept his award while holding a potato here:

Best in Dance
Benny the Bull

Best in Fashion

Best in Food
Juns Kitchen

Best in Gaming

Best in Health and Wellness

Best in House and Home
Our Faux Farmhouse

Best in Lifestyle
Les Do Makeup

Best in Music

Best in Parenting, Family and Kids
The Bramfam

Best in Sports
Megan Rapinoe

Best in Travel
Haley Dasovich

Best in Weird

Best Journalist
Mona Chalabi

Best LGBTQ+ Account
Rose and Rosie

Best Meme/Parody Account
Thoughts of Dog

Best Podcaster
Emma Chamberlain

Best YouTube Ensemble
Kian and JC

Best YouTube Musician

Gif of the Year
And I Oop

Instagram of the Year
Lizzo post AMAs

Instagrammer of the Year

TikToker of the Year
Avani Gregg

Twitch Streamer of the Year

YouTube Comedian of the Year
Morgan Adams

YouTuber of the Year

Phenom Award
Jameela Jamil,  PK Subban and Eugene Lee Yang