8 Facts About Philip DeFranco
by Andrea “The Grill” of Geeky Gaming
We’ve never done a video on a YouTuber before, but Philip DeFranco hit 5 Million Subs! That is AMAZING. We are commemorating that moment with some facts about the legend himself.
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- He won Audience Choice for Best Show of the Year at the 2016 Streamies after his ‘Beautiful Bastards’ voted like crazy for him. He certainly deserved it. His fans have a lot of respect for him. There were some huge channels in the running. GMM, Miranda Sings, and freaking Rooster Teeth, just to name a few.
- Though his name has recently been legally changed to Philip DeFranco, his last name was originally Franchini. He announced this in a video after being called out by one of his viewers over snapchat who noted his last name on his Wikipedia page.
- This is an important one not to screw up. Although his Twitter account is @PhillyD with 2 L’s, he spells Philip with 1. Don’t be that guy that double L’s it in his comments. Not cool, bro.
- He has kind of lived all over. He was born in New York and has lived in North Carolina, Florida, and California. You’ll have to ask him if he has lived anywhere else. Side note, I currently live in one of the cities he has lived in, but I’ll just keep which one to myself.
- He is a family man. DeFranco is married to a gorgeous woman named Lindsay DeFranco and has a son also named Philip that they call Trey.
- In 2007 while he was making YouTube videos he also worked as a waiter. This guy has worked hard for everything he has earned. It’s hard not to respect people that were able to become who they want to be and achieve what they want in life. I’m trying to be that person someday, Geeks, I’m trying.
- He has been on YouTube for a third of his life. At just 31 years old he has been a part of YouTube for over 10 years. Meaning for a third of his life, his job has been spent talking in front of a camera for his beautiful bastards.
- In 2013, Mr. DeFranco had a discussion with Vice President Joe Biden about gun laws in the United States. This interview was conducted over Google Hangouts. He asked some decent questions and didn’t just make it an easy, fluffy interview for Biden. I was very impressed. You can still watch this interview on YouTube.
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