YouTube Spotlight: Joey Graceffa
Well, it was bound to happen. Writing a blog about my current obsession on YouTube that is Joey Graceffa. I just discovered Joey Graceffa when I was watching one of iJustine’s vlogs and Joey had an appearance in the video, making smoothies with iJustine. I remember watching that video and I was like taking a pause and thought “wait, who is that hottie?”. So, from that moment on I came across Joey’s channel and I instantly got obsessed with him. Have you ever? I am glad I did, because I have been watching a lot of his videos/vlogs and I really adore him. Not only is he super cute and sexy, he seems also very genuine, nice and loving.
It’s funny I never seen him before or heard of him before, because he’s pretty popular on YouTube. Next to his main channel, he also has a gaming channel. There are a lot of pretty popular people on YouTube, I can’t really keep track of them all. But I am glad I discovered Joey!
Joey Graceffa was born on May 16, 1991. He lived in Boston, Massachusetts and now lives in Los Angeles, California. He posts vlogs and parodies on his YouTube channel and he nearly has half a million subscribers and over 50 million video views. And he has his own gaming channel as well. He also works for TEEN.com and he’s currently in The Amazing Race, with his fellow friend and YouTuber Meghan, also known as ‘strawburry17′ on YouTube. Joey is a huge Hunger Games fanatic and he loves Japanese Anime. Oh and just like myself, he is hooked on Pretty Little Liars too!
When you first stumble upon his videos you would think that Joey is gay. Personally I think he is, but then again I am not completely sure. It’s a subject he never talks about in his video. He does mention that he had crushes on girls. Either way, his sexuality is not important and it shouldn’t be an issue whatsoever. He does get a lot of hate comments on his videos from people who are calling him gay or a fag. Yes, he has quite a feminine side, the way he sometimes acts and talk, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that someone is gay. He could just be metrosexual. But you know, negative comments comes with the package. And Joey handles it well and it doesn’t bother him for a bit.
Often people say “just be a yourself and be who you are”, and when you do people still judge you. So, it’s never really okay in this crazy world we live in. Or as Joey would say: “it’s hashtag cray!”.
I also find it funny, and I have to point this out, that a lot of his fans are defending him by saying “he is not gay!!!”. Sometimes in a way that makes it seem like it’s a bad thing in general to be gay or something. That’s how I feel it’s like, when I browse through his comments.
But anyway, I adore Joey, I love his videos, I think he has an awesome personality, he is funny and his videos makes me and thousands of other people laugh and smile. And in a way I find him very inspiring too. He’s not afraid to be himself and does what he wants.
But secretly, I am also having a huge crush on him! I admit it. I am obsessed! I have been watching his videos every day since I noticed him in iJustine’s vlog. He’s just so cute… and hot! Le sigh. So, with people thinking he’s gay, I kinda hope he is. LOL! I am just kidding. Or am I?
Check out Joey’s awesome Draw My Life video where he opens up about his early life growing up. It’s very moving.
Here’s a Pretty Little Liars video tag he did with his friend Ingrid, who is also a YouTuber.
Joey Graceffa iPhone Wallpaper
You know you are obsessed when you create your own Joey Graceffa iPhone wallpaper, right? Yeah! That’s what I did! And since I know that there are thousands of Joey lovers out there I will post my iPhone wallpaper for you to download! Okay, you’re welcome! Oh and it has Totoro on it too. You all know that Joey loooooves Totoro, right? :) This is for you, Joey lovers!