Now, This is A Story About Timothy DeLaGhetto
But I always preach — and I also say this in my videos all the time — that if you know how to talk to a girl, I don’t think any girl is unattainable.
What lines do you use to pick up girls?
I wouldn’t even really call them lines. One sure-fire way … that never fails for me is to just be [laughs] like, ‘Hey, I like your face. We should get some ice cream.’
You can’t be mad at somebody saying you have a nice face, and then everybody likes ice cream. So it doesn’t fail.
I know you have a girlfriend, Chia Habte, who lives in Canada and appears in your videos. Were you hesitant to be so public about your relationship?
I was hesitant just because with my last relationship I feel like I put everything online from the beginning. What’s cool about vlogging [video blogging] is people really feel like they get to know you, and they really get to feel this connection to you. But then at the same time they’re so nosy.
With this new chick, since I really felt good about it, and I felt like it was something special, I was hesitant to just put it all out there.
What are you like when the camera is off? I get the impression that you like to party.
What people don’t realize about vlogs and about YouTube in general — the vlogs are probably like 10 minutes out of a week in my life. So everybody sees the vlogs and they think, ‘Oh, man! Tim parties all the time.’ Or people watch the videos and they swear like I’m as hyper as I am in my videos. They don’t realize that I’m an entertainer. A lot of people who meet me in person are surprised at how laid back I am, and how kind of chill I am. I mean that’s a part of my personality, but that’s not me all the time.
A lot of AA entertainers are finding success through YouTube much like you have.
That’s the beauty of YouTube. It lets people take it into their own hands and just kind of — hold on a second, I’m putting my shoes on.
You’re putting your shoes on? Where are you going?
I’m on my way to the video shoot right now.
Your day is so hectic.
No, I’m actually faking everything I’m just trying to make it sound like I’m really busy [laughs]. OK, what was the question? Oh, yeah, that’s the beauty of YouTube. As a young dude trying to be an actor and stuff when I was younger, I was always going on auditions. I had an agent for a little while. But I still felt like the industry wasn’t necessarily ready for Asian people. So what was cool about YouTube is that you had all these Asians who were really just trying to get noticed, be comedians and be musicians.
When were you able to make a living from the YouTube ad sharing partnership?
YouTube was never paying in the beginning. So the first couple of years it was all for fun. And when they started the partner program, it was like, ‘OK, cool I could make a little bit of money.’ It took me awhile before I could really start living off of it.
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