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Philip Franchini, Jr. (Born December 1, 1985) known popularly as Philip DeFranco is an American YouTube video blogger and personality. His videos are centered on current events, politics and celebrity gossip in which he gives his opinion, usually presented in an ironic manner and with frequent jump cuts to create a fast-paced feel. He has over 2 million subscribers. His second YouTube channel is called "PhilipDeFranco" and he also makes a series of daily vlogs which he calls "The Vloggity". He also has 2 more channels that he operates. The third channel is SourceFed. Its just like his sxephil channel, except with more topics and more people in the videos. The 4th channel is SourceFedNerd where they will talk about movies, games, cell phone apps and whatever else they can think and is the new home to #TableTalk. DeFranco started his YouTube channel in 2006, and his videos regularly surpass one million views today. His large audience led to his winning of a Spore Creature Creator contest and Wired's Sexiest Geek of 2008 award, both open access online polls.
Philip Franchini was born in The Bronx, New York, and he has a step mother who works at a car dealership. He has been a student at the University of South Florida, a biology student at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, and later a junior at East Carolina University. In 2007, Phil was living in Florida, but more recently Atlanta He also worked as a waiter in a number of restaurants while making videos in 2007. DeFranco lived in a car until moving back with his father in Tampa, Florida, on condition that he would return to college which he later failed to do. Before the YouTube partner program was available, he has asked for donations from his viewers after claiming to have run out of money, and selling everything except his Mac, camera, and clothes and overdrawing his bank account so he could spend a night in a hotel as he found it too scary sleeping in a car in Brooklyn. The video was eventually deleted. DeFranco also has polycystic kidney disease which he inherited from his father and grandfather; his family has a history of it.
His son Philip "Trey" DeFranco III was born on April 22, 2014.
On March 7, 2015, he got married to his long time girlfriend Lindsey
Awards & NominationsEdit
|2008||Philip DeFranco||Sexiest Geek||Wired magazine||Won|
|2010||Philip DeFranco||Best Vlogger||1st Streamy Awards||Nominated|
|2013||The Philip DeFranco Show||Best News Series||2nd IAWTV Awards||Won|
|Best Writing (Non-Fiction)||Nominated|
|Best First-Person Series||3rd Streamy Awards||Nominated|
|Best News and Culture Series||Won|
|Audience Choice for Best Series of the Year||Won|
|Best Live Series||Nominated|
|SourceFed: #PDSLive 2012 Election Night Coverage||Best Live Event||Nominated|