Minnesota YouTube star wins People's Choice Award

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Ever wonder what it takes to win a People's Choice Award? You don't have to be a big name actor, actress, or recording artist.

Instead it just takes a computer, webcam, a couple million fans and an ability to entertain people. At least, that was the recipe for La Crescent's Connor Franta.

Wednesday evening he won the People's Choice Award for Favorite YouTube Star.


People notes that Franta uploaded his first video in 2010. Some of his videos focus on music, others discuss just about everything you can imagine from relationships, to sex, to family.

Today, his YouTube page has around 5 million subscribers and more than 200 million views – making his page one of the most subscribed to pages in the world. This is an example of why.


Franta told People last spring he's hoping to work behind the scenes in the music industry – eventually hoping to produce and manage up and coming talent.

Well with a People's Choice Award already on his mantel, Franta is off to a solid start.

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