Have you guys been paying attention to all the most popular videos on YouTube lately? We have because we have no lives.
A couple weeks ago we posted our review of some of the most annoying YouTubers on YouTube (okay, they were mostly just slutty). One YouTuber inpeticular, Lonelygirl15, seemed kinda strange to me, for no concrete reason really than my own intuition. Something seemed off about her videos...a little planned...a little too high quality...a little too...not really real. Canned. We didn't mention it then, tho we should have. But then when Roadblock posted his bit on the girl's latest supposed boy problems, I just couldn't take it anymore. We have to find out what the deal is with this chick.
Ladies and Gentleman, there is a faker on YouTube!
LonelyGirl15's videos look like they'd be something on The WB. I could easily picture her on Dawson's Creek or some other craptacularly cheesy show. The names of some of her videos like "My Parents Suck..." or "School Work in Summer...Blechh!!", are straight out of Teen Drama Titles 101. And the subjects about the videos are just as formulaic. She hates her parents, has a boy that likes her, then has boy trouble! Oh drama!
But now I know I'm not the only one who thinks this YouTuber is a faker. In the comments section of LonelyGirl's profile...the search is on for what all this fakery is all about. Here are some of the tidbits.
Some guy talks about her domain name and when her first video was posted:
Well I checked the domain lonelygirl15.com:
Domain Name: LONELYGIRL15.COM
Created on: 12-May-06
First Blog / Dorkiness Prevails
June 23, 2006, 08:32 AM
So, I finally got a webcam and got it working (ugh, harder than I thought...). Hope you like it :)
Hmmmm.... I actually enjoyed the videos, but somebody has some explaining to do!
Hey guys, if you look up the domain Lonelygirl15.com which is a "fansite" in the whois directory, you will find that it was registered on may 12,2006 to a proxy name. This is over 2 weeks before she posted her first video. More proof this is all a hoax and some type of marketing scheme
OMG you are SOOOO gorgeous! really, beautiful! I would tell you to look into modelling, but you are obviously very smart as well, so you could do whatever you want. Not to mention you're getting pretty talented with making & editing your little video blogs. Some guy (or girl?) is going to be very lucky to be with you. Good luck and keep at it, gorgeous!
The whole thing is hilarious. So many YouTubers fooled. And for what? For a clever marketing campaign that's going to make some lucky marketer a very rich and successful person? Damn that person. And damn all of the people who are watching Lonelygirl15.
But really, who the hell is this chick? And what will it take for one of you to expose her true identity. A $10 Gift Certificate to the person who finds out first! Leave your suggestions in the comments section of this post and be sure to include your email address!
Oh yeah, and Lonelygirl15 has a boyfriend. We'd like to find him, too. And since he's a guy, we'd like to kick his freaking ass.