Casey Neistat Takes Home GQ Award Against Strong Competition
9 September 2016, 11:13
Casey Neistat is easily one of the most recognisable faces, when it comes to YouTube and the viral success of videos. From his snowboarding through New York City vlog, to his attack on Facebook freebooters, Casey has the internet wrapped around his little finger - so much so that he just won an award from GQ, for being the New Media Man Of The Year!
This week, Casey flew over the sea to hang out in the city of London, and as you can see from his incredibly stylish vlog, he had an amazing time! From the fanciest stay in the world-renowned Savoy hotel, to boarding through some of the most iconic London tourist spots known to man (including directly outside our office!!), Casey truly took England by storm - and he hadn't even won the award yet!
You can see his journey below, including the moment he was announced the New Media Man Of The Year.
Against tough competition from GQ's fave YouTuber Jim Chapman, Casey jumped onto the stage in his signature sunglasses to deliver a speech only a true Internet star could come up with.
"A couple of years ago, I had a television show on HBO and I put my kid, who was 10 at the time, in the show," Casey told the audience. "Then I remember after it premiered, I asked him 'Owen, did your friends at school see you in the show?' and he said 'Dad, my friends don't watch TV'." How times have changed!
After picking up the trophy and heading back to his fancy hotel, Casey sits down with the camera and reminds us why he finds this particular award so humbling; "I click the same upload button that everyone else can click and that is a beautiful, wonderful thing that never existed before. We all have access to the same things".
If you ever needed motivation to start vlogging, there it is!
i am smiling.. Casey Neistat wins New Media Star of the Year 2016 https://t.co/Ykv4xYxga4— Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat) September 6, 2016