Mark Ferris signed up to YouTube back in 2010, uploading regular vlogs, tag videos and even the odd baking and make-up tutorial. Happily working away and building a dedicated audience, Mark’s life dramatically changed when a certain Ms Zoe Sugg gave him a shout out in her October 2015 favourites video. Since then, Mark and Zoe have become inseparable.
From a fan to her actual BFF, Mark’s story is like something out of a fairytale- just with more Snapchat filters and less poisoned apples. Mark has taken to Twitter several times over the past few months to thank both Zoe and her fans for their continued support and in turn Zoe has expressed her joy at having met Mark- it’s all very sweet.
Here, we take a look at the four key things that make Mark and Zoe’s friendship so special.
As most YouTube fans will be aware, a lot of creators collaborate because it’s good for their growth. Many YouTubers do collaborations because they’re with the same management or think their audiences could cross over and do it to boost their subscriber count- it’s nothing dark or malicious, it’s just one of the ways the world works.
But with Zoe and Mark’s friendship, it’s clear to see that their friendship comes first and YouTube just so happens to be the way they met…
But Mark Was A Fan
And even did an impression of Zoe- complete with odd curly wig- in a video back in 2014.
Mark later went on to review Zoe’s Tutti Fruity range and not long after that he caught her attention. The rest, as they say, is history!
They Love The Same Things
And that includes Disney films and pizza- the pair can often be seen getting silly in vlogs, wandering around the lanes of Brighton or curling up on the sofa with Nala and an epic choice of Disney film.
We speak for most fans when we say that it’s clear Mark has brought Zoe out of her shell more, helping her cope through the drama of Knicker-Gate and no doubt helping with her anxiety.
They’re The King And Queen Of Snapchat
Ultimately, this is what makes a friendship solid. OK, we’re joking but Mark and Zoe Snap like it’s no-one’s business. From werking the filters to creeping up on one another, Zoe and Mark update their Snapchat accounts constantly when they’re together- and we can’t get enough!
See what we mean?
Not following either of them on Snapchat? Zoella’s Snapchat name is OfficialZoella and Mark can be found at MarkyyFerris.
Thanks to Zoe bringing him to our attention, we absolutely adore Mark and never miss a video once it lands in our subs box. Together or apart, we adore them both and can’t wait to see their friendship blossom even more!