Who is Whindersson Nunes / whinderssonnunes? / Facts
How it all began - Born in Palmeira do Piauí, he grew up in Bom Jesus, alongside his other 3 siblings, 2 brothers and 1 sister. At 15, as a waiter's helper, he borrowed a camera and decided to focus on making YouTube videos but he was discouraged by the lack of reactions. After a short time of brainstorming the came back with the parody Alô vó, tô (which YouTube dissaproved in 2012), but put his name on the online map. WIth around 5m views, he went viral and it was time to take advantage of the momentum.
Riding the big wave - Nunes moved to Teresina, under the wing of fellow YouTuber Bob Nunes and started gaining more and more subscribers. He hit a bump in 2013, when his channel was hacked and deleted. This only made him realize the attention he got, so he opened his present channel and started growing it. Currently he has 16m subscribers and over 1.1bn views, making it the largest channel in Brazil in terms of subs.
Adele - Thanks to Adele's Hello song, and following the trend, he made a parody called QUAL É A SENHA DO WIFI (What's the WI-FI password), which is still his most popular video, with over 45m views.
Not shy - Known for appearing mostly topless in his videos, he shares mostly info about his everyday life. He usually films in his untidy bedroom, without much editing, besides clipping.
Focuses on quality - With only a handful of videos posted per month, around 4-7, he seems to focus more on delier high quality material rather than posting everyday. A good strategy judging by the fact that most of his his latest videos have 10m+ views each.
Trying the offline waters - With his comedy shows, such as Marmininu, with which he can boast with a full house. He makes a cocktail of singing and stand up comedy. He is supposed to star in 2 comdies soon, and borrow his voice for one of the prehistoric birds in Ice Age 5.
Colégio Agrícola de Bom Jesus - Bom Jesus Do Gurgueia, Piaui, Brazil
"E aí, galerinha que assiste meu canal, tudo bem com vocês?"
"Já esperava o sucesso".
"Quando comecei já imaginava que conseguiria alguma coisa, porque sou uma pessoa muito esforçada. Mas não que fosse ser o primeiro"
"Pra mim não muda nada, é normal. É a mesma alegria quando cheguei a 10 milhões ou um milhão de inscritos. Lógico que estou muito feliz, é um título bom de ter, chama publicidade."