Viral Video Sensation Numa Numa Kid Tops VH1's Countdown as the Greatest Internet Superstar

Mar 20, 2007, 01:00 ET from VH1

    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 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
 (, 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 VH1's
 broadband channel, VSPOT (, 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