We recently asked all of you NMR readers and online video fanatics to wear your heart on your digital sleeves and to vote for your favoritest, most awesomely cool creator you were most excited to see at Playlist Live 2014, and it looks like we have a winner …. let me just get this envelope opened … having a tough time here … dang, why is it so slippery-like? Was Davey Wavey handling this thing? Hm, okay, I’ve finally got it now. Hold on to your hats, kids: the winner is Jarvis P. Weasley! … Just playing — he wasn’t even an option or else we’d have just skipped the poll and given him the crown to begin with. No, the real winner, the true king of Playlist Live 2014, is none other than Mr. Shay Carl!
The prototype to most of the friendly YouTube vlogger-types who center their videos around their family lives, Shay Carl, is now the inaugural winner of NMR’s Playlist Rockstar crown, narrowly beating his Playlister brethren with a total 16 percent of the vote. At Playlist this year, Shay and wife Katilette held a meet and greet with their adoring fans, while Shay also participated in several panels talking about subjects like crowdfunding, living in L.A. as a creator, and how to know when you have a good enough crew of kids to start your own sneaker factory (Just a few more itty bitty able hands and there’ll be a Shaytards logo on the heel of your new shoes before you can even properly dispose of last year’s Toms).
Rest assured, Shaytard fans, the Burger King crown we decorated with Sharpie markers and stapled an NMR business card we found in between couch cushions to is in the mail* on the way to his highness!
*Please allow at least 14 days for delivery. We could only afford the “Burro Express” option since we were required to buy a Whopper to get the crown.
And because it’s about the viewers, here’s a retro video made by Shaytard viewers celebrating Shay’s amazing 100 pound weight loss years back — witness the evolution of “cherubic” Shay to skinny Shay, and then imagine in your mind’s eye skinny Shay with a crown on his head, happy as hell that he won Playlist Rockstar.
So how do you like the choice of Shay Carl as Playlist Rockstar? Could there possibly be anyone else you would’ve preferred?
So now that my job’s done “writing” this “article,” do yours and share this article with all the Shaytard viewers that made this win possible!