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Template:Infobox Internet celebrity Christine Gambito, better known to her audience as HappySlip, is an Internet celebrity and popular YouTube content provider. She maintains one of YouTube's most subscribed channels.
In March 2007, Gambito's video Mixed Nuts was nominated for the 2006 YouTube Video Awards for Best Comedy, resulting in the second place. In May of the same year, she became one of the first YouTube users accepted into YouTube's revenue sharing program.
Gambito's performances typically include comedy sketches in which she impersonates members of her family. She also sings and plays the piano or guitar. As Gambito has stated repeatedly in her videos, she is notably one of the very few top users acting, filming, editing and producing her shorts completely on her own.
Born and raised in Virginia and of Filipino ethnicity, she studied and graduated in nursing while obtaining several cameo appearances and small parts in television commercials and movies, industrial and training films. Gambito started posting videos as HappySlip hoping that the videos could eventually earn her enough money that she could stay home with her young son. Christine Gambito is married. She has cited as one of her inspirations toward this goal Brooke Brodack, who turned her internet video hobby into a career after being signed by NBC.
Gambito attributes her nickname "HappySlip" to her Filipino mother's mispronunciation of "half slip":
|“||As a child, my Filipino mom would always remind me to wear a half-slip with skirts. However, the way she would pronounce the phrase was misleading: "Your hap e-slip! Be sure to wear your hap e-slip!" So I naturally went around calling the thing a 'happy slip,' until friends at school corrected me by asking if I had a 'sad slip' as well.||”|
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