My eminent person is none other than Joey Graceffa. Joey may only be 24 years old, but he’s already made his mark as an American actor, writer, producer, and most commonly known as a YouTube personality. He’s also one of my biggest inspirations in life.
He’s struggled his with a learning disability, his mothers alcoholism, bullying, OID (overactive imagination disorder), his brothers autism, and far more. 16 year old Joey went to YouTube for a creative outlet- but his passion, humor and openness about his struggles has gotten him almost 7 million subscribers and a net worth of 1 million dollars. He’s written, acted in and produced his own web series (“Storytellers“), written a book about his life (called “In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World“) and managed to make millions of fans laugh through their tears, even when they didn’t think it was possible. I know from personal experience.
Having Joey Graceffa as my eminent person may be a struggle, as he’s a 24 year old male from Massachusetts and I’m- not. Although we are extremely different now, I can relate to his school, family and mental health struggles. He’s so relatable that even if you aren’t going through the same struggles as him, it feels like he understands. Joey and I have the same weird sense of humor, play the same video games and watch the same shows. We both also share the same interests in acting, writing, and YouTube.
“You have the power and control to be whatever you want to be, no matter where you start in life.”
I think studying such an incredibly strong and accomplished person will inspire me so much. Joey Graceffa helped me through my darkest times, and learning how I could do the same for someone in the future is amazing. During this project I really want to learn about perusing YouTube as a career is all about and if it’s right for me. I really want to show my public speaking skills and passion for my eminent person through my speech as well.
All in all, I’m really looking forward to learning and sharing more about Joey Graceffa.
“May the odds be ever in your favor!”