The July 1-July 15 round of voting has come to an end over at King of the Web and although Rosanna Pansino came out victorious, friend of NMR and web gem Xiaorishu also took home a title. Winning the iQueen category with 72,446 votes, Xiaorishu faced some serious competition but took the title anyways.
For those of you unfamiliar with King of the Web, contestants compete in a variety of categories that include “Music,” “Beauty and Style,” “Gaming,” and the blue ribbon title “King of the Web.” The victorious King or Queen of the Web receives a variety of prizes including a $7,500 cash prize.
Dominating this round of voting and taking the top two spots were Rosanna Pansino, reigning King (Queen) of the Web and current gaming king, Commander Krieger. I sincerely wish I could tell you anything about Commander Krieger’s campaign strategy, but as I understand little to no German–I got nothing.
As this next round of campaigning gets underway, it looks like yet another German native, ELoTrix, is currently controlling the leader boards. From what I understand—which is very little—ELoTrix does some gaming commentary ala the aforementioned Commander Krieger. The competition is currently fierce, but there is still much time to get those votes.
Luckily, for all of you King of the Web junkies and potential contestants alike, I do have some exclusive advice from Xiaorishu in regards to her successful campaign. If you were looking at the leader boards and your empty vote counter with despair, this is the interview for you. So, without further ado, some words with Xiaorishu:
When you were campaigning for King of the Web, what was your strategy to get fans to vote for you?
Xiaorishu: At first, I just posted a direct link to my KOTW profile so that my fans can vote for me through Facebook. I ended up winning 10th place and was very surprised I remained in the Top 10. I’ve decided to compete again, but this time I’ve made a video on YouTube asking for help from my fans. I’m aware that not everybody uses Facebook. And the result? I won 1st place in the iQueen category and 5th place overall! 5th place may not mean much to some people, but it means so much to me.
Were there any points in your campaign when you thought you might lose? Did you ever know for a fact that you would win?
Xiaorishu: When it comes to video games, I have a fear of losing. But for contests, it’s the opposite. Winners don’t only attract more fans, but more haters too. I never thought of winning 1st place or whatever to be honest. I gave everyone the option to vote for me; I don’t like forcing people to vote. I wasn’t confident in getting into the top 10 again, so I keep getting surprised by the number of votes I get. Even up until now, I still wouldn’t call myself “popular” or anything like that.
Are you going to compete in more King of the Web campaigns after this?
Xiaorishu: Yes. Actually, I will be competing in KOTW’s Battle Royale starting from August 1st, 2012.
Did you enjoy working with King of the Web?
Xiaorishu: Yes, besides the raging fans that keep trying to bring down other competitors. A lot of people I’ve met on KOTW are very friendly, especially the main hosts/presenters of KOTW who’ve featured some of my clips on a few of their videos (on their YouTube Channel).