Viral Video Sensation Numa Numa Kid Tops VH1's Countdown as the Greatest Internet Superstar
NEW YORK, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -� The Numa Numa kid, Gary Brolsma, reigns as the #1 internet superstar on VH1's countdown special, "Web Junk Presents: 40 Greatest Internet Superstars," premiering Friday, March 23 at 8 PM.* VH1 brings together all of the greatest internet personalities that populated email inboxes, entertainment sites and blogs all over the world, with its latest countdown of the 40 most memorable internet stars. From the Chinese Backstreet Boys to Perez Hilton to Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell doing Lazy Sunday, it's a who's who of web fame and infamy. Over 175, 000 online votes to webjunk.tv were logged to determine the list. Topping the list is New Jersey's Gary Brolsma. In 2004, the 19 year old taped himself lip-syncing a Romanian love song and posted it on-line on a whim. Within months, the clip was viewed by millions of people around the world. "For someone to throw a video on the internet and have it get so many views so fast it's pretty overwhelming," says Brolsma. The 2-hour countdown special, "Web Junk Presents: 40 Greatest Internet Superstars," includes new, exclusive interviews with the web stars themselves, plus tons of new footage. You'll find out the real stories behind all these homemade heroes. The top 40 Greatest Internet Superstars were determined through online viewer voting at webjunk.tv (http://webjunk.tv/gis/), the companion site to VH1's "Web Junk 20." The site serves as a one-stop destination for the best and latest viral videos. For more info on "Web Junk Presents: 40 Greatest Internet Superstars," viewers can go online to http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/the_greatest/115766/episode.jhtml. VH1's broadband channel, VSPOT (vspot.vh1.com), will also join the fun with additional offerings and exclusive video from the show. * All times ET/PT "Web Junk Presents: 40 Greatest Internet Superstars," is a production of VH1, with Hilary Spiegelman serving as Senior Producer; Bernie Kaminski serving as Supervising Producer and Rick Hankey, Michael Hirschorn and Shelly Tatro serving as Executive Producers for VH1. The Top 40 Greatest Internet Superstars: 1. Gary Brolsma -- Numa Numa kid 2. Ghyslain Raza -- Star Wars Kid 3. Denny Blaze -- The Average Homeboy 4. Jessica Rose -- lonelygirl15 5. Tila Tequila 6. Perez Hilton -- gossip blogger 7. Chinese Backstreet Boys 8. OK Go 9. Tom Anderson -- Myspace Tom 10. Ask a Ninja (Kent Nichols & Doug Sarine, creators) 11. Mike Caracciolo -- Kid from Brooklyn 12. Fritz Globe & Stephen Voltz -- Diet Coke and Mentos guys 13. Kyle MacDonald -- One Red Paperclip 14. Noah Kalina -- Noah Take a Picture Everyday 15. Jay Maynard -- Tron Guy 16. Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell -- Lazy Sunday 17. Lee Paige -- cop shoots self 18. Gino the Ginny 19. Tyson the Skateboarding Bulldog 20. Leslie Hall -- Gem Sweater 21. Little Superstar 22. Alabama Leprechaun 23. Matt Harding -- Where The Hell is Matt? 24. Jack Rebney -- RV Man 25. Mister Pregnant 26. geriactric1927 27. Brian Atene -- Stanley Kubrick audition 28. Stevie Ryan -- Little Loca 29. Chuck Norris 30. Karyn Bosnak -- internet beggar 31. Spongemonkeys 32. Ryan Holt -- balloon prank victim 33. Mahir Cagri 34. Chad Vader (Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda, creators) 35. Jenni Ringley -- JenniCAM 36. Andy Milonakis 37. Rags the boxing kangaroo 38. Cindy Margolis -- World's Most Downloaded Woman 39. Ethan Chandler -- Bank of America singer 40. Joanna Repsold - ate a praying mantis Contact: Luis Defrank 212-846-7012
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