Pepperboy is the moniker of 17-year-old New Jersey-based vlogger Naseem Mahdi, whose hilarious YouTube videos have earned him millions of followers, millions of views, and more than a few sponsorships. But even in just one short year of posting videos on his Pepperboy channel, Naseem has been able to secure an impressive list of accomplishments that most people twice his age would be proud to claim—in fact, it’s safe to say he’s one of the most accomplished people in his age bracket in the entire world!
Pepperboy might not be a name you have heard before, but he has been taking the internet by storm. This 16-year-old from Idaho was born with a condition that left him without a nose and has become famous through his Vine videos. He posts videos of himself eating food, doing stunts, and answering questions about his condition for people to see. His following on Vine has gone up steadily as well as over 5 million followers on Facebook and over 2 million subscribers on YouTube.
His main goal in life is to make others happy which he does through his videos and social media presence. The best part of this story is that even though he had difficulties when he was younger because of his condition, now it helps him connect with other people more than anything else. I’ve had my fair share of bullying throughout my years in school. That was mostly kids picking on me because I didn’t have a nose or they thought I looked different than them, said Pepperboy.
Early Life and Career
Pepperboy was born in Sydney, Australia, and grew up on a small farm. He lived there until he was 12 years old, and then moved to Brisbane with his family. There he attended school at St. Joseph’s College, before going on to study photography at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). It was during this time that he started to hone his skills in video production while studying animation and 3D modeling. With a talent for innovation and problem-solving, it didn’t take long for him to be noticed by companies like Nokia, Motorola, and LG.
His work has now been showcased across six continents and it has been an adventure following him around the world as he continues to expand his repertoire in the advertising industry. When asked what his proudest accomplishment is so far, he says: I think my proudest accomplishment would be my most recent project which was working with NASA! I got to design some text animations which were used in their promotional videos.
The Making of Pepperboy
Pepperboy is a 15-year-old boy from Boston who has become an internet sensation. He posts videos of himself doing the Pepper Challenge where he eats a spoonful of pepper and then takes a drink of milk to wash it down. He shares his videos on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter, and currently has over 20k followers across all social media platforms.
The first video that went viral was posted in February 2015. In this video, Pepperboy had only 170 followers at the time but now has well over 20 thousand. Fans are always wondering how far Pepperboy can go with the challenge, if he will be able to eat the world’s hottest peppers or if he will be able to continue taking part in this spicy adventure.
He actually tried eating ghost peppers once but found them too spicy so he wasn’t able to finish them.
The Impact of Pepperboy
Pepperboy has managed to accomplish more in his short time on Earth than most people could ever hope to. From earning a college degree to becoming a successful entrepreneur, he continues to inspire others with his story and outlook on life.
Pepperboy’s story begins when he was just 12 years old and still in middle school. He was inspired by a fellow classmate who had become an entrepreneur and started their own business, so he set out to do the same. The problem? He didn’t have any money. So he came up with a plan: I found my answer in pepper, says Pepperboy.
After coming up with his idea for The Spice Box, which would offer fresh spices at affordable prices, he knew it would work because everyone needs them. So, what did he do next? He spent two weeks going door-to-door, convincing local stores to let him sell his product there! It wasn’t easy but soon enough Pepperboy was selling his spice box all over town. Next stop: Miami. And if you think that sounds like a big leap for someone without any experience or connections, you’re right – it is big! But that doesn’t mean it isn’t achievable – not by a long shot.
What’s Next for Pepperboy?
Pepperboy has already accomplished a lot for his age, but he’s not done yet. He wants to use his fame to make a difference in the lives of those around him. Want to meet celebrities and show them that I’m more than just a Vine star. I want to continue on YouTube with my sketches and vlogs.
I also want to finish school.
And finally, I plan on taking some time off before coming back as an adult with new ideas and projects. I don’t know what I’ll do exactly, but hopefully, it will be bigger and better.
Pepperboy’s rise to fame has been nothing short of miraculous. His videos have garnered over 8 million views and his Facebook page has over 170,000 likes. What do you think about this internet sensation? Share your thoughts in the comments! Thanks for reading
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